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Paid: Tales of Dongles, Checks, and Other Money Stuff

Bill Maurer and Lana Swartz (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035750
eISBN:
9780262338332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035750.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

For over a hundred years, many have envisioned a cashless society, whether utopian or dystopian. Now, in an era of mobile money and Bitcoin, it seems that cashlessness might not be far off. In recent ... More


Twenty-First-Century Fiction: Contemporary British Voices

Daniel Lea

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719081491
eISBN:
9781526121097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081491.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This study explores the landscape of contemporary British fiction through detailed analysis of five authors that have emerged to critical prominence in the 21st century. The authors addressed - Ali ... More


Beckett's Breath: Anti-Theatricality and the Visual Arts

Sozita Goudouna

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421645
eISBN:
9781474444927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421645.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Samuel Beckett, one of the most prominent playwrights of the twentieth century, wrote a thirty-second playlet for the stage that does not include actors, text, characters or drama but only stage ... More


Standin’ in the Gap: The Materialities of Prayer

Anderson Blanton

in Hittin' the Prayer Bones: Materiality of Spirit in the Pentecostal South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623979
eISBN:
9781469623993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623979.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Revisiting classic ethnological theories on the contagious transmission of force, this chapter explores the place of material objects in the performance of divine communication and the practice of ... More


Smell in Eighteenth-Century England: A Social Sense

William Tullett

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198844136
eISBN:
9780191879760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844136.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

In England during the period between the 1670s and the 1820s a transformation took place in how smell and the senses were viewed. This book traces that transformation. The role of smell in creating ... More


The Stuff of Interventions: Technologies of Compliance in Hemophilia Care

Teun Zuiderent-Jerak

in Situated Intervention: Sociological Experiments in Health Care

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029384
eISBN:
9780262329439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029384.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter explores situated intervention in the practice of the hemophilia home treatment carried out under the responsibility of a hemophilia care center. Interventions here are strongly ... More


The Materiality of Theory

Jess Bier

in Mapping Israel, Mapping Palestine: How Occupied Landscapes Shape Scientific Knowledge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036153
eISBN:
9780262339957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036153.003.0002
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

Chapter 2, “The Materiality of Theory”, tells the story of the (ir)rationalization of the landscape of Palestine and Israel after 1948. It explores how the colonial legacies of cartography continue ... More


The Geographic Production of Knowledge

Jess Bier

in Mapping Israel, Mapping Palestine: How Occupied Landscapes Shape Scientific Knowledge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036153
eISBN:
9780262339957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036153.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

Mapping Israel, Mapping Palestine provides an extended critique of the notion that technoscientific facts should function as impartial arbiters in international conflicts. Chapter 6, “The Geographic ... More


The Materiality of Interaction: Understanding Interaction through a Material Lens

Mikael Wiberg

in The Materiality of Interaction: Notes on the Materials of Interaction Design

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037518
eISBN:
9780262344692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037518.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Design

This book about the materiality of interaction is not only concerned with how materials and how the notion of materiality is related to interaction design, but as we shift perspectives from ... More


A New Materiality: The Rise of a New Interaction Design Agenda and Three Challenges ahead of Us

Mikael Wiberg

in The Materiality of Interaction: Notes on the Materials of Interaction Design

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037518
eISBN:
9780262344692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037518.003.0008
Subject:
Art, Design

The previous chapter provided us with a theory of the materiality of interaction. So, where do we go from here? Well, in order to move forward, I use this chapter to suggest that we might now need to ... More


Portraits, Parents, and Children: Storm’s “Aquis submersus” and Sand’s “Le Château de Pictordu”

Michal Peled Ginsburg

in Portrait Stories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262601
eISBN:
9780823266517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262601.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter analyzes two portrait stories that deal with the relation between parents and children and hence raise the question of transmission—of traits, authority, the past. Storm’s story centers ... More


Bringing the Hospital Back In: Implications for Studying Organizations

Kjell Tryggestad, Chris Harty, and Peter Holm Jacobsen

in Context in Action and How to Study It: Illustrations from Health Care

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198805304
eISBN:
9780191843419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805304.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The aim of this chapter is to include buildings in studies of context. It foregrounds what is usually considered contextual background—the building—and focuses on the hospital building and the ways ... More


Situated Standardization and Patient-Centered Care

Teun Zuiderent-Jerak

in Situated Intervention: Sociological Experiments in Health Care

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029384
eISBN:
9780262329439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029384.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter explores the consequences of situated standardization for the relation between standardization and patient-centeredness. In the medical sociological literature, ‘standardization’ and ... More


Eating Animals-Eating God-Eating Man: Variations on the Last Supper, or, the Cultural Techniques of Communion

Bernhard Siegert

in Cultural Techniques: Grids, Filters, Doors, and Other Articulations of the Real

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263752
eISBN:
9780823268962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263752.003.0003
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter investigates the cultural techniques that constitute the shared meal as a ritual of community founding (for which the Last Supper provides the model for Christian-occidental culture). ... More


The idea, the machine and the art: word and image in the twenty-first century. Envoi1

Catherine Gander and Sarah Garland

in Mixed Messages: American Correspondences in Visual and Verbal Practices

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991500
eISBN:
9781526115003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991500.003.0012
Subject:
Art, Art History

Taking in recent advances in neuroscience and digital technology, Gander and Garland assess the state of the inter-arts in America and the Western world, exploring and questioning the primacy of ... More


Abjection, art and bare life

John Lechte

in Abject Visions: Powers of Horror in Art and Visual Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719096280
eISBN:
9781526109866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096280.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art History

In this essay John Lechte develops the idea of the abject as beyond objectification. Grounding his argument in Immanuel Kant’s conception of the beautiful as that which has no concept, Lechte asks if ... More


Introduction

Thomas Haigh, Mark Priestley, and Crispin Rope

in Eniac in Action: Making and Remaking the Modern Computer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262033985
eISBN:
9780262334426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033985.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Introduces ENIAC and sketches its accepted place in the history of computing as a candidate for the disputed honor of “the first computer,” or as the “first general purpose electronic digital ... More


Things: Religion and the Question of Materiality

Dick Houtman and Birgit Meyer (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239450
eISBN:
9780823239498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239450.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This volume addresses the relation between religion and things. That relation has long been conceived in antagonistic terms, privileging spirit above matter, belief above ritual and objects, meaning ... More


Ether

Rachel O’Dwyer

in Paid: Tales of Dongles, Checks, and Other Money Stuff

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035750
eISBN:
9780262338332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035750.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

In many parts of the world, the most common way to pay for talktime, texts, or data on a mobile phone is in advance, by buying airtime. This airtime is often used like money: given away, exchanged ... More


“The Power to Enchant that Comes from Disillusion”: W. H. Auden’s Anti-Magical Poetics

Matthew Mutter

in Restless Secularism: Modernism and the Religious Inheritance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300221732
eISBN:
9780300227963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221732.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Auden’s vision of the body and the broader material character of existence by elaborating his critique of “magical thinking,” which for Auden marks an attempt to subsume the ... More


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