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Archaeology of the Immaterial : The Ascetic Object, Disengaging the Material World - Victor Buchli

Archaeology of the Immaterial

The Ascetic Object, Disengaging the Material World

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An Archaeology of the Immaterial examines a highly significant but poorly understood aspect of material culture studies namely the active rejection of the material world. By this is meant a number of cultural projects, from anti-consumerism, asceticism, and other attempts to transcend material circumstances. This book looks at the way people 'disengage' from the material world as a specific kind of physical engagement that has profound implications for our understanding of personhood and materiality.

1. Introduction Chapter 2: Immateriality and the Ascetic Object in late Antiquity 3: The Christian Ascetic Object and the Reformation 4. The Reformation 5. The Twentieth Century

ISBN: 9780415840507
ISBN-10: 0415840503
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Available: 1st October 2014
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8