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Culture and the Common Place

Patrick McAllister

Culture and the Common Place

Anthropological Essays in Honor of David Hammond-Tooke (African Studies Special Issue)

by Patrick McAllister

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Published by International Scholars Publications .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Anthropology,
  • Cultural studies,
  • Social Science,
  • Archaeology / Anthropology,
  • Sociology,
  • Southern Africa,
  • Anthropology - General,
  • Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages400
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8648663M
    ISBN 101868143260
    ISBN 109781868143269


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Somewhere along the line, Commonplace Books retreated from popular culture, yet thankfully, never disappeared completely. A year and a half ago, I discovered and began to build my own based on the index card system of one of my favorite authors. Today, I'm 56 books in and have over one thousand index cards comprising my Commonplace Book.

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Our goal in this project was to explore this paradigm shift in 18th-century print culture from the perspective of commonplaces and through their textual and historical deployment in the various contexts of collecting, reading, writing, classifying, and learning.

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