OBJECTS RELUCTANT WITNESSES TO THE PAST

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Objects

Author : Chris Caple
ISBN : 9781134403097
Genre : Social Science
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An invaluable field textbook, Objects examines detailed case studies to provide a brilliantly clear and comprehensible guide to the different methods and approaches (cultural, forensic, and technical) which can and have been used to study ancient artefacts. From the Bayeux Tapestry to small medieval brass pins, medieval wooden doors to Saxon jewellery, Chris Caple’s integral text deals with a full range of materials and clearly and simply explains key scientific techniques, technology, anthropological jargon and historical approaches. Key demonstrations include: how information from objects builds into a picture of the ancient society that made and used it the commonly used scientific techniques for object analysis how and why object typologies work how cultural and economic factors as well as the material properties influences what objects are made of how simple observation of an object can build its biography. Revealing answers to crucial questions – such as: Can DNA be obtained from objects? Why do people x-ray ancient artefacts? Can you determine the source of metal objects from their trace elements? – Objects is an absolutely essential text for students of archaeology, museum studies, and conservation.
Category: Social Science

Conservation Skills

Author : Chris Caple
ISBN : 9781134659432
Genre : Business & Economics
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Conservation Skills provides an overview of the issues facing conservators of historic and artistic works. It not only describes the nature of conservation but also provides an ethical framework to which the conservation of objects can be related. Drawing on case studies of well-known objects such as the body of Lindow Man and the Statue of Liberty it addresses the following issues: * perception, judgement and learning * reasons for preserving the past * the nature and history of conservation * conservation ethics * recording, investigating, cleaning objects * stabilisation and restoration * preventive conservation * decision making and responsibilities.
Category: Business & Economics

Archaeological Artefacts As Material Culture

Author : Linda Hurcombe
ISBN : 9781136802003
Genre : Social Science
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This book is an introduction to the study of artefacts, setting them in a social context rather than using a purely scientific approach. Drawing on a range of different cultures and extensively illustrated, Archaeological Artefacts and Material Culture covers everything from recovery strategies and recording procedures to interpretation through typology, ethnography and experiment, and every type of material including wood, fibers, bones, hides and adhesives, stone, clay, and metals. With over seventy illustrations with almost fifty in full colour, this book not only provides the tools an archaeologist will need to interpret past societies from their artefacts, but also a keen appreciation of the beauty and tactility involved in working with these fascinating objects. This is a book no archaeologist should be without, but it will also appeal to anybody interested in the interaction between people and objects.
Category: Social Science

What Objects Mean Second Edition

Author : Arthur Asa Berger
ISBN : 9781315415833
Genre : Social Science
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Arthur Asa Berger, author of an array of texts in communication, popular culture, and social theory, is back with the second edition of his popular, user-friendly guide for students who want to understand the social meanings of objects. In this broadly interdisciplinary text, Berger takes the reader through half a dozen theoretical models that are commonly used to analyze objects. He then describes and analyzes eleven objects, many of them new to this edition—including smartphones, Facebook, hair dye, and the American flag—showing how they demonstrate concepts like globalization, identity, and nationalism. The book includes a series of exercises that allow students to analyse objects in their own environment. Brief and inexpensive, this introductory guide will be used in courses ranging from anthropology to art history, pop culture to psychology.
Category: Social Science

What Objects Mean Second Edition

Author : Arthur Asa Berger
ISBN : 9781315415840
Genre : Social Science
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Arthur Asa Berger, author of an array of texts in communication, popular culture, and social theory, is back with the second edition of his popular, user-friendly guide for students who want to understand the social meanings of objects. In this broadly interdisciplinary text, Berger takes the reader through half a dozen theoretical models that are commonly used to analyze objects. He then describes and analyzes eleven objects, many of them new to this edition—including smartphones, Facebook, hair dye, and the American flag—showing how they demonstrate concepts like globalization, identity, and nationalism. The book includes a series of exercises that allow students to analyse objects in their own environment. Brief and inexpensive, this introductory guide will be used in courses ranging from anthropology to art history, pop culture to psychology.
Category: Social Science

Faded And Threadbare Historic Textiles And Their Role In Houses Open To The Public

Author : Dr Margaret Ponsonby
ISBN : 9781472424679
Genre : History
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Taking National Trust properties as its central focus, this book examines three interlocking themes to examine the role of historic textiles. It looks at houses with preserved contents together with the reasons for individual families choosing this lifestyle, the role of the National Trust as both guardian and interpreter of these houses and their collections, and finally, the influence of textiles to contribute to the appearance of interiors, and their physical attributes that carry historical resonances of the past.
Category: History

Cultural Histories Of The Material World

Author : Peter N. Miller
ISBN : 9780472118915
Genre : Art
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All across the humanities fields there is a new interest in materials and materiality. This is the first book to capture and study the “material turn” in the humanities from all its varied perspectives. Cultural Histories of the Material World brings together top scholars from all these different fields—from Art History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, Folklore, History, History of Science, Literature, Philosophy—to offer their vision of what cultural history of the material world looks like and attempt to show how attention to materiality can contribute to a more precise historical understanding of specific times, places, ways, and means. The result is a spectacular kaleidoscope of future possibilities and new perspectives.
Category: Art

Preventive Conservation In Museums

Author : Chris Caple
ISBN : 0415579708
Genre : Social Science
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Preventive Conservation in Museums makes available and comprehensible the diverse literature and ideas of preventive conservation to an audience with a limited scientific background, principally those studying museum studies or engaged in the museum profession. It bridges the gap between the basic museum generated literature and technical and detailed conservation literature. The area of preventative conservation has developed greatly in recent years and has adopted a far more holistic approach. The development of the concepts of risk analysis, management of conservation and how preventative conservation relates to the importance of traditional beliefs and approaches to artefacts have all made an impact on the subject in recent years along with the advance of instrumentation over the last thirty years. The next generation of ideas that will affect preventive conservation practice are just starting to emerge, including: detailed modelling of the environments of buildings and the sustainability of the artefactual and building heritage. Preventive Conservation in Museums highlights the wide variety of threats, develops the concept of an holistic appreciation of these threats, and too appreciates the need to prioritise the appropriate forms of response. It uses a careful balance of sources, some technical, some theoretical, some practical as well as case studies to explore threats and their mitigation. For all those people involved in preventive conservation, be they students or professionals, this volume will be an invaluable summary of the past, present and future of the discipline. ãee
Category: Social Science

I Want To Witness But What Do I Say

Author : Susan Nazarewicz
ISBN : 0692471898
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So where are your family and friends going to spend eternity - heaven or hell? You can make the difference. I hear many Christians say, "I want to witness, but what do I say?" Many times the hardest part in witnessing is just getting started. When fear grips or they get tongue tied Christians often wonder: "How do I segue this conversation onto the Gospel track?" This is a huge problem because if a Christian does not know how to transition a conversation onto the Gospel track, then they will not be witnessing at all. This book is the solution that contains over 400 Icebreakers to help get you started. These icebreakers are friendly and easy to use and they are listed by location so that you can witness to the lost wherever you go. Many Christians wait to share the Gospel until Christmas or Easter. Many times that is too late because so many young people are killed instantly though car wrecks, drug overdoses or drive by shootings and even middle-aged people die suddenly of heart attacks or some other illness. No one ever knows when their last day on earth will be. It will stir your compassion and give you the needed courage to witness to the lost wherever you go Please be kind, use loving boldness and remember that God is love. All 400 icebreakers Icebreakers are organized in sections under headings: I Want to Witness, But What Do I Say - Around: Entertainment; Financial Affairs; Food; Healthcare; Holidays and Special Times; the Great Outdoors; Shopping or Doing Errands; Sports, Work and Traveling. There is a handy INDEX in the back! Each section contains 7 to 9 different "object evangelism icebreakers." God gave the ideas for these icebreakers when He revealed to me that Jesus taught using objects in his environment in Matthew 13 using parables. Christians can witness like Jesus did through taking an object and making a comment that relates to the Gospel in some way, which makes a great transition or segue into the topic of the Gospel. For e.g.: WATER - "This water reminds me of the living water. Have you ever had any of that water?" Or DOOR - "This door reminds me of what Jesus said (John 10:9) that He is the DOOR to eternal life. Have you ever walked through that door?" Or DOWNLOAD - "Downloading this file or picture reminds me of the time I downloaded Jesus into my heart. Have you ever done that download?" SALT & PEPPER - "These salt and pepper shakers remind me of the Kingdom of Light and the Kingdom of darkness." Or BREAD - This bread reminds me of what Jesus said: "I Am the Bread of Life. He who comes to Me will never go hungry," (John 6:35). Or SUGAR - This sugar reminds me of how sweet it is to trust in Jesus. After you say the icebreaker, you LISTEN to what they say in response and then be led by the spirit in what you say next. It is a "no fail" way to witness to the lost because, even if they do not accept Jesus at that moment, the object is still there to continue to remind them of what you said long after you are gone. After you say the icebreaker, the chapter "Truth to Say to 13 False Religions" will help you even more to witness to: Atheists & Evolutionists, Buddhists, Hindus, Jehovah Witnesses, Jewish people, Mormons, Muslims, New Agers, Scientologists, Unitarian Universalists and Homosexuals and Lesbians. There is also a chapter called Prophetic Evangelism that teaches you how to witness using a word of knowledge that God gives you to deliver a prophetic word to witness to the lost. There are several testimonies that show you, "Yes, it works!" About Rev. Susan Nazarewicz: Susan graduated from the UNC at Chapel Hill (B.A.); RHEMA Bible Training College, Victory World Missions Training Center, Church On the Move School of Ministry and Prophetic Age Ministries Institute and is ordained by John G. Lake Ministries. She works as a prayer partner at Oral Roberts Ministries at the Abundant Life Prayer Group and is a member at RHEMA Bible Church in Tulsa, OK where she sings in the choir.
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The Hate U Give

Author : Angie Thomas
ISBN : 9780062498557
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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8 starred reviews ∙ William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Honor Book ∙ #1 New York Times Bestseller! "Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds "Stunning." —John Green "This story is necessary. This story is important." —Kirkus (starred review) "Heartbreakingly topical." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A marvel of verisimilitude." —Booklist (starred review) "A powerful, in-your-face novel." —Horn Book (starred review) Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life. And don't miss On the Come Up, Angie Thomas's powerful follow-up to The Hate U Give.
Category: Young Adult Fiction