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By Daniel Miller,Sophie Woodward

ISBN-10: 0520272188

ISBN-13: 9780520272187

ISBN-10: 0520272196

ISBN-13: 9780520272194

This clean and obtainable ethnography deals a brand new imaginative and prescient of ways society could cohere, within the face of on-going worldwide displacement, dislocation, and migration. Drawing from extensive fieldwork in a hugely various North London local, Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward specialize in a daily item—blue jeans—to examine what one easy article of garments can let us know approximately our person and social lives and difficult, via extension, the foundational anthropological presumption of "the normative." Miller and Woodward argue that blue denims don't continuously characterize social and cultural distinction, from gender and wealth, to sort and condition. as a substitute they locate that denims let participants to inhabit what the authors time period "the ordinary." Miller and Woodward show that the emphasis on turning into traditional is critical for immigrants and the inhabitants of North London extra normally, they usually name into query foundational rules at the back of anthropology, sociology and philosophy.

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