Introduction: Biographies of Things

Anthony Harding

Abstract


How do things relate to people? This is a much-discussed topic of recent years. While it originally lay in the domain of sociologists and anthropologists, it has now very much entered the intellectual world of anyone who deals with material culture, in whatever form. The study of objects is also intimately related to other debates, for instance over agency, art, the life histories of people, and the interplay between things and people. 


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11588/dwj.2016.1.30158

URN (PDF): http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:16-dwj-301589

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