The Anthropology of the Material World

Current research on the material world by sociocultural anthropologists and archaeologists. Interpretations that each subfield of anthropology makes about the cultural meanings of objects and the built environment. Issues include beliefs about the value of goods, theoretical approaches to consumption, organizations of production, the roles of objects in rituals, and cultural heritage. Attention to collections in the Division of Anthropology at the Yale Peabody Museum.
Taught Spring 2015 by Doug Rogers and Anne Underhill
Course Number: 
ANTH 637, ARCG 737