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Book Review: An anthropology of architecture

Mcdonagh, Luke T. (2013) Book Review: An anthropology of architecture. LSE Review of Books (17 Dec 2013). Website.

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Abstract

"An Anthropology of Architecture." Victor Buchli. Berg Publishers. September 2013. -- In this book Victor Buchli sets out to explain how anthropology thinks about public and private boundaries, gender, sex and the body, the materiality of architectural forms and materials, building technologies and architectural representations. Luke McDonagh finds interesting Buchli’s observation that anthropologists tend to view state institutions such as prisons, hospitals, and schools as not mere static vessels but as deliberately designed symbols of disciplinary power, overseen by the state.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2014 11:42
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2020 23:10
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/55302

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