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The Materiality Of The Sky

Author : Fabio Silva
ISBN : 1907767096
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This volume presents a variety of research generated in the field of skyscape astronomy across a wide spectrum of ages, cultures and geographical regions. It reveals how concepts, patterns, myths and other creations of this intangible culture were transformed into material culture, including iconography, calendars, structural orientations and more.

The Materiality Of Color

Author : Andrea Feeser
ISBN : 1409429156
Genre : Art
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The purpose of this essay collection is to recover color's complex and sometimes morally troubling past. By emphasising color's materiality, and how it was produced, exchanged and used, contributors draw attention to the disjuncture between the beauty of color and the blood, sweat, and tears that went into its production, circulation and application as well as to the complicated and varied social meanings attached to color within specific historical and social contexts.
Category: Art

Modernism And The Materiality Of Texts

Author : Eyal Amiran
ISBN : 9781107136076
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book argues that elements of modernist texts that are meaningless in themselves are motivated by their authors' psychic crises.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Carphone Warehouse Group Plc V Office Of Communications Case 1111 3 3 09 The Carphone Warehouse Group Plc V Office Of Communications Case 1149 3 3 09

Author : Great Britain: Competition Commission
ISBN : 0117080624
Genre : Business & Economics
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On 22 May 2009 the Office of Communications (Ofcom) published a statement concerning local loop unbundling entitled 'A new pricing framework for Openreach'. The statement contained decisions to impose charge controls on British Telecommunications (BT) in relation to various services supplied by BT in the market for wholesale local access services in the UK (excluding Hull). The services in question are all rental services meaning that a communications provider acquires the right to provide voice and broadband internet services to customers. Appeals were brought by the Carphone Warehouse Group plc against the decision in the statement before the Competition Appeal Tribunal. British Sky Broadcasting (Sky) and BT both intervened. This report explains the determinations made in the appeal.
Category: Business & Economics

Blue Sky Law Reporter

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105061816927
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Author : Daniel Miller
ISBN : 9780822386711
Genre : Social Science
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Throughout history and across social and cultural contexts, most systems of belief—whether religious or secular—have ascribed wisdom to those who see reality as that which transcends the merely material. Yet, as the studies collected here show, the immaterial is not easily separated from the material. Humans are defined, to an extraordinary degree, by their expressions of immaterial ideals through material forms. The essays in Materiality explore varied manifestations of materiality from ancient times to the present. In assessing the fundamental role of materiality in shaping humanity, they signal the need to decenter the social within social anthropology in order to make room for the material. Considering topics as diverse as theology, technology, finance, and art, the contributors—most of whom are anthropologists—examine the many different ways in which materiality has been understood and the consequences of these differences. Their case studies show that the latest forms of financial trading instruments can be compared with the oldest ideals of ancient Egypt, that the promise of software can be compared with an age-old desire for an unmediated relationship to divinity. Whether focusing on the theology of Islamic banking, Australian Aboriginal art, derivatives trading in Japan, or textiles that respond directly to their environment, each essay adds depth and nuance to the project that Materiality advances: a profound acknowledgment and rethinking of one of the basic properties of being human. Contributors. Matthew Engelke, Webb Keane, Susanne Küchler, Bill Maurer, Lynn Meskell, Daniel Miller, Hirokazu Miyazaki, Fred Myers, Christopher Pinney, Michael Rowlands, Nigel Thrift
Category: Social Science

Blue Sky Law

Author : Joseph C. Long
ISBN : STANFORD:36105060247074
Genre : Securities
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The Materiality Of Stone

Author : Christopher Y. Tilley
ISBN : 1859738923
Genre : Architecture
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With Wayne Bennett From the silky wax qualities of the surfaces of some quartz menhirs to the wood-grain textures of others, to the golden honeycombed limestones of Malta, to the icy frozen waves of the Cambrian sandstone of south-east Sweden, this book investigates the sensuous material qualities of stone. Tactile sensations, sonorous qualities, colour, and visual impressions are all shown to play a vital part in our understanding of the power and significance of prehistoric monuments in relation to their landscapes. In The Materiality of Stone, Christopher Tilley presents a radically new way of analyzing the significance of both 'cultural' and 'natural' stone in prehistoric European landscapes. Tilley's groundbreaking approach is to interpret human experience in a multidimensional and sensuous human way, rather than through an abstract analytical gaze. The studies range widely from the menhirs of prehistoric Brittany to Maltese Neolithic temples to Bronze Age rock carvings and cairns in southern Sweden. Tilley leaves no stone unturned as he also considers how the internal spaces and landscape settings are interpreted in relation to artifacts, substances, and related places that were deeply meaningful to the people who inhabited them and remain no less evocative today. In its innovative approach to understanding human experience through the tangible rocks and stone of our past, The Materiality of Stone is both a major theoretical and substantive contribution to the field of material culture studies and the study of European prehistory.
Category: Architecture

Government Of Paper

Author : Matthew Stuart Hull
ISBN : 9780520272149
Genre : Social Science
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"Drawing inspiration from actor-network theory, science studies, and semiotics, this brilliant book makes us completely rethink the workings of bureaucracy as analyzed by Max Weber and James Scott. Matthew Hull demonstrates convincingly how the materiality of signs truly matters for understanding the projects of 'the state.'" - Katherine Verdery, author of "What was Socialism, and What Comes Next?" "We are used to studies of roads and rails as central material infrastructure for the making of modern states. But what of records, the reams and reams of paper that inscribe the state-in-making? This brilliant book inquires into the materiality of information in colonial and postcolonial Pakistan. This is a work of signal importance for our understanding of the everyday graphic artifacts of authority." - Bill Maurer, author of "Mutual Life, Limited: Islamic Banking, Alternative Currencies, Lateral Reason" "This is an excellent and truly exceptional ethnography. Hull presents a theoretically sophisticated and empirically rich reading that will be an invaluable resource to scholars in the field of Anthropology and South Asian studies. The author's focus on bureaucracy, "corruption," writing systems and urban studies (Islamabad) in a post-colonial context makes for a unique ethnographic engagement with contemporary Pakistan. In addition, Hull's study is a refreshing voice that breaks the mold of current representation of Pakistan through the security studies paradigm." - Kamran Asdar Ali, Director, South Asia Institute, University of Texas
Category: Social Science