Material culture studies material culture studies however focus not just on the artifacts themselves but rather the meaning of those objects to people one of the features that characterize humans apart from other species is the extent to which we interact with objects whether they are used or traded whether they are curated or discarded. Mind in matter an introduction to material culture theory and method jules david prown although art museums historical societies museums of history and tech gation in its study of the history of art itself material culture is comparable to art history as a discipline in its study of culture through artifacts. Religious belief is rooted in and sustained by material practice and this book provides an extraordinary insight into how it works on the ground david morgan has brought together a lively group of writers from religious studies anthropology history of art and other disciplines to investigate belief in everyday practices in the objects images and spaces of religious. In this lesson we look at the study of material objects and how they take on meaning in a culture youll learn about insights that can be gained
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