VIC224Y1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Hand Axe, Institute For Operations Research And The Management Sciences, Pottery Of Ancient Greece

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There has been a turn away from looking at the relationship between people and things, rather than with the things themselves. Both men and females wear such headdresses, like the new guinea bird of paradise one. The skirt is made to attract the opposite sex. Objects can be used to show cultural, social or religious symbols. Its about how objects express social interactions, and not just their materiality. By looking at things through semiotics, or structuralism, it means that people are trying to find signs within something. The basic function of the penis sheath is to cover the penis: it is trying to find a language in an item, the symbol of fertility but also to cover. Its attention to something that is generally exposed. in his mind, about the control of your own sexuality. By wearing the sheath, you are protecting your community from the bad side of virility and fertility.

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