Blue Jeans: The Art of the Ordinary by Daniel Miller,Sophie Woodward

By Daniel Miller,Sophie Woodward

This clean and obtainable ethnography deals a brand new imaginative and prescient of ways society may possibly cohere, within the face of on-going international displacement, dislocation, and migration. Drawing from in depth fieldwork in a hugely assorted North London local, Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward concentrate on a regular item—blue jeans—to study what one easy article of garments can let us know approximately our person and social lives and demanding, by means of extension, the foundational anthropological presumption of "the normative." Miller and Woodward argue that blue denims don't regularly characterize social and cultural distinction, from gender and wealth, to type and condition. as a substitute they locate that denims permit participants to inhabit what the authors time period "the ordinary." Miller and Woodward reveal that the emphasis on turning into traditional is necessary for immigrants and the inhabitants of North London extra usually, they usually name into query foundational ideas in the back of anthropology, sociology and philosophy.

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