Material Identities

Material Identities examines the way that individuals use material objects as tools for projecting aspects of their identities.

  • Considers the way identity is fashioned, launched, used, and admired in the material world.
  • Contributors intervene from the disciplines of art history, anthropology, design and material culture.
  • Considers contrasting media - painting, print, sculpture, dress, coinage, architecture, furniture, luxury items, and interior design.
  • Explores the complexity of identity through the intersection notions of gender, ethnicity, age, sexuality, and class.
  • Reaffirms the central role of public identities and their impact on social life.

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