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The Resource Blue jeans : the art of the ordinary, Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward

Blue jeans : the art of the ordinary, Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward

Label
Blue jeans : the art of the ordinary
Title
Blue jeans
Title remainder
the art of the ordinary
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This fresh and accessible ethnography offers a new vision of how society might cohere, in the face of on-going global displacement, dislocation, and migration. Drawing from intensive field work in a highly diverse North London neighborhood, Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward focus on an everyday item-blue jeans-to learn what one simple article of clothing can tell us about our individual and social lives and challenging, by extension, the foundational anthropological presumption of "the normative." Miller and Woodward argue that blue jeans do not always represent social and cultural difference, from gender and wealth, to style and circumstance. Instead they find that jeans allow individuals to inhabit what the authors term "the ordinary." Miller and Woodward demonstrate that the emphasis on becoming ordinary is important for immigrants and the population of North London more generally, and they call into question foundational principles behind anthropology, sociology and philosophy
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Daniel
Dewey number
391.4/76
Index
no index present
LC call number
GT2085
LC item number
.M55 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Woodward, Sophie
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jeans (Clothing)
  • Denim
  • Clothing and dress
  • Material culture
Label
Blue jeans : the art of the ordinary, Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Life -- 2.Relationships -- 3.Fashion -- 4.Comfortable -- 5.Ordinary -- 6.The Struggle for Ordinary -- 7.Anthropology: From Normative to Ordinary -- 8.Sociology: The Ordinary and the Routine
Control code
ocn754105562
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 169 p.
Isbn
9780520272187
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011036634
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780520272194
  • (OCoLC)754105562
Label
Blue jeans : the art of the ordinary, Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Life -- 2.Relationships -- 3.Fashion -- 4.Comfortable -- 5.Ordinary -- 6.The Struggle for Ordinary -- 7.Anthropology: From Normative to Ordinary -- 8.Sociology: The Ordinary and the Routine
Control code
ocn754105562
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 169 p.
Isbn
9780520272187
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011036634
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780520272194
  • (OCoLC)754105562

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