Postgraduate Course: TPG Material Cultures (ARTX11028)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This module explores some of the important concepts and theories associated with material culture.
The course will develop your understanding and appreciation of the ways objects and images are negotiated in Western society through tradition, ritual and ideology. Each session is themed around a particular popular cultural practice or ideology that is investigated in relation to the theories and discourses of Material Culture.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a highly developed command of visual literacy and an original and imaginative critical faculty.
- Provide evidence of an Independent a body of research and successfully engage your peers in discussions that articulate the relationships between material cultural practices and related theories and discourses.
- Apply critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis to principle theories and discourses at the forefront of material culture studies.
|Woodward, I, Understanding Material Culture, Sage, 2007.|
Attfield, J, Wild Things: The Material Culture of Everyday Life, Berg, 2000.
Baudrillard, J. The System of Objects, Verso, 2005.
Appadurai, A. The Social Life of Things, Cambridge University Press, 1988.
Buchli, V. (ed) The Material Culture Reader, Berg, 2002.
Dant, Tim, Material Culture in the Social World: Values, Activities, Lifestyles, OUP, 1999.
Atfield, Judith. Wild Things: The Material Culture of Everyday Life, Berg, 2000.
Miller, D, Material Culture and Mass Consumption, Blackwell, 1987.
Miller, D. Stuff, Polity, 2009.
Tilley, C. (ed) The Handbook of Material Culture, SAGE, 2006
Turkle, S. Evocative Objects, Things We Think With, MIT, 2007.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Material Culture Cultural Studies Sensual Turns
|Course organiser||Mr John Beagles
Tel: (0131 6)51 5909
|Course secretary||Miss Jennifer Watson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5743