” People use the world and its material richness to think with, not just to re-create thoughts they already have…

…Thus, Barth emphasized human engagement with, as opposed to distanced contemplation of, the material world as critical to the process of meaning production.”

– Nicole Boivin on the work of anthropologist Fredrik Barth in Material Cultures, Material Minds

Author: Sam Coren

I am a native of Providence, Rhode Island and current doctoral student in American Studies with a long-standing interest in the spatial morphology of cities, and more broadly, the impact of technology upon landscape. Feel free to contact me at sam dot coren8 at gmail dot com

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