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Class, Taste and Society: Interpreting Designed Objects., 2021/22, Semester 1
Dr Christine Atha
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Appardurai, Arjun Ed., (1988) The social life of things: commodities in cultural perspective, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press

Battle-Baptiste, Whitney, Ed (2018)W. E. B. Du Bois's Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America, Princeton, NJ, Princeton Architectural Press

Bennett, Tony, (1994) "The Exhibitionary Complex." in Culture/power/history : a reader in contemporary social theory ISBN: 9780691021027; 0691021023 (pbk.); 06910322Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press Available as an online course reading in Minerva

Bennett, Tony, (2004) Pasts Beyond Memory: Evolution, Museums, Colonialism, London ; New York : Routledge

Bianchini, Samuel (2016) Practicable: From Participation to Interaction in Contemporary Art, MIT Press

Bishop, Claire (2012) Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship, London, Verso

Bloomsbury Design Library:

Bourdieu, P., 1992, Distinction, London, Routledge, Introduction   

Bourriaud, Nicolas (2002) Relational aesthetics ISBN: 2840660601, Dijon, Les presses du réel, Chapter 1 Available as an online course reading in Minerva OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (afp 22/07/2020) 

Brusius, Mirjam, Ed, Singh, Kavita, Ed (2017) Museum Storage and Meaning: Tales from the Crypt,  Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge

Busch, Akiko, (2005) The uncommon life of common objects : essays on design and the everyday ISBN: 193304506X : £14.95, Metropolis Books,

Candlin, Fiona and Guins, Raiford, (2008) The object reader ISBN: 9780415452304 (pbk.); 9780415452298 (hbk.); 0415452309 (pbk.); 0415452295 (hbk.), London, Routledge

Chatterjee, Helen (2008) Touch in museums : policy and practice in object handling ISBN: 9781847882387 (pbk.); 9781847882394 (cloth), Berg, Chapter 1 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (afp 22/07/2020) 

Cogdell, Christina (2004) Eugenic Design: Streamlining America in the 1930s. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press

Cohen, Deborah, (2006) Household gods : the British and their possessions ISBN: 9780300136418 (pbk.) : £18.99; 0300136412 (pbk.) : £18.99, New Haven; London, Yale University Press

Connor, Steven, (2011) Paraphernalia : the curious lives of magical things ISBN: 9781846682711 (pbk.) : £8.99; 1846682711 (pbk.) : £8.99; 9781847652829 (ebook) : No price; 1847652824 (ebook) : No price, London, Profile Books

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly (1981) The meaning of things : domestic symbols and the self ISBN: 9780521287746; 0521239192; 052128774x (pbk), Cambridge, Cambridge University Press

De Certeau, Michel (1984) The Practice of Everyday Life, Berkeley, University of California Press

Douglas, Mary (1996) The world of goods : towards an anthropology of consumption : with a new introduction ISBN: 0415130476 (pbk); 0415130468, Rev. ed, London, Routledge

Douglas, Mary, (1996) Thought styles : critical essays on good taste ISBN: 0803976569 (pbk) : £12.95; 0803976550, London, Sage

Dudley, Sarah, Ed. (2009) Museum Materialities: Objects, Engagements, Interpretations, London, Routledge  

Dudley, Sandra H. Ed. (2012) Museum objects : experiencing the properties of things ISBN: 9780415581783 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780415581776 (hbk. : alk. paper) (Leicester Readers in Museum Studies) Routledge  

Ferguson, Bruce W. (1996) Thinking about exhibitions ISBN: 0415115906 (PB : alk. paper); 0415115892 (HB : alk. paper), London, Routledge

Gladston, Paul, (2014) Contemporary Chinese art : a critical history ISBN: 9781780233086 (e-book) , London, Reaktion Books

Hatherley, Owen, (2011) Guide to the new ruins of Great Britain ISBN: 1844677001; 9781844677009, London, Verso

Hatherley, Owen, (2009) Militant modernism ISBN: 9781846941764 (pbk.) : £9.99; 1846941768 (pbk.) : £9.99, London, Zero Books

Hennessy, Peter, (1993) Never again : Britain 1945-51, London, Vintage

Hennessy, Peter, (2007) Having it so good : Britain in the fifties ISBN: 9780141004099, London, Penguin

Highmore, Ben, (2001) The everyday life reader ISBN: 041523025X (pbk.); 0415230241, London, Routledge

Highmore, Ben, (2010) ‘Bitter After Taste: Affect, Food and Social Aesthetics’ in The affect theory reader ISBN: 9780822347767 (pbk.) : £17.99; 9780822347583 (hbk.) : £72.00; 082234758X (hbk.) : £72.00; 0822347768 (pbk.) : £17.99, eds. Melissa Gregg and Gregory J. Seigworth, Duke University Press

Highmore, Ben (2010) Ordinary lives : studies in the everyday ISBN: 9780415461870 (pbk); 9780415461863; 0415461863; 0415461871 (pbk); 9780203842379 (ebk), London, Routledge

Horwood, Michelle, (2019) Sharing authority in the museum : distributed objects, reassembled relationships , Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge

Hubble, Nick, (2006) Mass-Observation and everyday life : culture, history, theory ISBN: 1403935556 (alk. paper); 9781403935557 (alk. paper), London, Palgrave Macmillan

Hudek, Anthony (2015) The object ISBN: 9780854882182 (pbk.); 9780262525763 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0262525763 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0854882189 (pbk.) (Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art), Cambridge MASS, MIT Press

Hulme, Alison (2014) Changing landscape of china's consumerism ISBN: 184334761X; 9781843347613, Oxford, Chandos Publishing, Chapter 1

Huysmans, Joris-Karl, (2003) A Rebours (Against Nature), London, Penguin

Karp, Ivan and Lavine, Steven D. (1991) Exhibiting cultures : the poetics and politics of museum display, Smithsonian

Kertzer, Adriana (2014) Favelization: The Imaginary Brazil in Contemporary Film, Fashion, and Design, ISBN-10: 0692844325

Longair, Sarah.; McAleer, John. (2012) Curating empire: museums and the British imperial experience, Manchester, England; New York : Manchester University Press

Macleod, Suzanne and Hanks, Laura Hourston Eds. (2012) Museum making : narratives, architectures, exhibitions ISBN: 9780415676038 (pbk.) : £24.99; 9780415676021 (hbk.) : £90.00; 0415676029 (hbk.) : £90.00; 0415676037 (pbk.) : £24.99; 9780203124574 (ebook) : No price; 020312457X (ebook) : No price (Museum Meanings), London, Routledge

MacKenzie, John M. (1985) Propaganda and empire: the manipulation of British public opinion, 1880-1960, Manchester: Manchester University Press

MacKenzie, John M, (2009) Museums and Empire: Natural History, Human Cultures and Colonial Identities, Manchester, Manchester University Press

McClellan, Andrew (2003) Art and its publics : museum studies at the millennium ISBN: 0631230475 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0631230467 (New Interventions in Art History) Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell

McClintock, Anne, (1995) Imperial Leather: Race, gender and sexuality in the colonial contest, London: Routledge

Miller, Daniel, (2000) The Internet : an ethnographic approach ISBN: 1859733891 (paper); 1859733840 (cloth), Oxford, Berg

Miller, Daniel, (2009) Stuff ISBN: 9780745644240 (pbk); 0745644244 (pbk); 9780745644233; 0745644236, London, Polity Press

Putnam, James (2009) Art and artifact : the museum as medium ISBN: 0500237905, London, Thames and Hudson

Pye, Elizabeth (2008) The power of touch : handling objects in museum and heritage contexts ISBN: 9781598743036 (hardback ; alk. paper); 1598743031 (hardback ; alk. paper); 9781598743043 (pbk. ; alk. paper); 159874304X (pbk. ; alk. paper), London, Routledge

Relyea, Lane (2013) Your everyday art world ISBN: 9780262316927 (e-book), Cambridge MASS, MIT Press, Chapter 1 

Schuldenfrei, Robin, Ed. (2009) Atomic dwelling : anxiety, domesticity, and postwar architecture ISBN: 9780415676090 (pbk.); 9780415676083 (hbk.); 0415676088 (hbk.); 0415676096 (pbk.), London, Routledge

Sparke, Penny (1995) As long as it's pink : the sexual politics of taste ISBN: 0044409230, London, HarperCollins

Trentmann, Frank, (2017) Empire of things: how we became a world of consumers, from the fifteenth century to the twenty-first, London: Penguin Books

Turkle, Sherry (2011) Evocative objects : things we think with ISBN: 9780262516778; 0262201682 (hbk.) : £15.95; 9780262201681 (hbk.) : £15.95, MIT Press  

Vergo, Peter (Ed) and Greenhalgh, Paul (2009) The new museology ISBN: 0948462035; 0948462043 (Critical views), Reaktion Books

Wang, Peggy (2010) Contemporary Chinese art : primary documents ISBN: 9780822349433 (paperback); 0822349434 (paperback) (MoMa Primary Documents) USA, Duke University Press

Wilson, Ivy G. (2011) Specters of democracy blackness and the aesthetics of politics in the antebellum U.S. , New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, Chapter 7   

Wilson, Mabel O., Barat, Charlotte, English, Darby, (2019) Among Others: Blackness at MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, White By Design, pp101 - 109 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (chg 22/10/2020) 

‎Wood, Paul; Wainwright, Leon; Harrison, Charles; Eds (2021) Art in Theory: The West in the World - An Anthology of Changing Ideas, Malden, MA : Blackwell

This list was last updated on 07/12/2021