VIC224Y1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Work Hard, Play Hard, Mahatma Gandhi, Joe Fresh

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About how the concrete things were made and how they are meaningful: should be able to find the technique of manufacturing. Have a basic technique of how the thing was made. Material objects are rarely the focus in and of themselves, but often times they have a primary interest in the insights they provide into our social and cultural worlds. Production: objects realised themselves through the transformation of nature into being artifacts. In capitalism, people are alienated by the objects they purchase and consume: the use of the tool reflects human nature and the human capacity to create and in opposition is the hammer (capitalism) Objects can serve as representations or for subjects. The representation of something that is made represents who has made it or why it has been made (the kula shell: the kula shell takes on names, places and time periods as it circulates. Represents the person and other persons who consumed the object.

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