Digital Economy, Augmented Reality, Internet of Things

Chan, Seb (2008), ‘Mobile Augmented Heritage Reality’, Fresh + New blog, Powerhouse Museum,

Floerkemeier, Christian, Marc Langheinrich, Elgar Fleisch, Friedemann Mattern and Sanjay E. Sarma (eds) (2008), The Internet of Things, Proceedings from the First International Conference, IOT 2008, Zurich, Heidelberg/Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

Graham, Paul (2005), ‘Web 2.0’,

International Telecommunication Union (2005), The Internet of Things: Executive Summary, ITU Internet Reports.

Milgram, Paul and Fumio Kishino (1994), ‘Taxonomy of Mixed Reality Visual Displays’, IEICE Transaction on Information Systems, E77-D(12), 1321-29, available at:

Rekimoto, Jun and Yuji Ayatsuka (2000), ‘CyberCode: Designing Augmented Reality Environments with Visual Tags’, Proceedings of DARE 2000 on Designing Augmented Reality Environments, available at

Yan, Lu, Yan Zhang, Laurence T. Yang and Huansheng Ning (eds) (2008), The Internet of Things: From RFID to the Next-Generation Pervasive Networked Systems, Boca Raton, FL: Auerbach.


Visual Anthropology/Ethnography

Banks, Marcus (1990), ‘Experience and Reality in Ethnographic Film’, Visual Studies, 5(2), 30-33.

Banks, Marcus and Howard Morphy (eds) (1997), Rethinking Visual Anthropology, London: Yale University Press.

Crang, Mike and Ian Cook (2007), ‘Filmic Approaches’, in Doing Ethnographies, London: SAGE, 104-28.

Husmann, Rolf, (1989), ‘The Anthropological and Sociological Film: Production Strategies in the Next Decade’, Visual Studies, 4(2), 1-3.

Niesyto, Horst (2000), ‘Youth Research on Video Self-productions: Reflection on a Social-Aesthetic Approach’, Visual Studies, 15(1-2), 135-54.

Pink, Sarah (2001), Doing Visual Ethnography: Images, Media and Representation in Research, London: SAGE.

_____ (2003), ‘Interdisciplinary Agendas in Visual Research: Re-situating Visual Anthropology’, Visual Studies, 18(2), 179-92.

Postma, Metje and Peter I. Crawford (eds) (2006), Reflecting Visual Ethnography – Using the Camera in Anthropological Research, Leiden: CNWS.

Secondulfo, Domenico (1997), ‘The Social Meaning of Things: A Working Field for Visual Sociology’, Visual Studies, 12(2), 33-46.

Objects, Goods, Artefacts, Commodities

Appadurai, Arjun (ed) (1986), The Social Life of Things: Commodities in Cultural Perspective, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Augustin, Sally (2004), ‘The Meaning of Office Things: A Study of Special Objects in Office Environments’, Doctoral Thesis, Claremont Graduate University.

Barthes, Roland (1979), ‘Towards a Psychology of Food Consumption’, in Robert Forster and Orest Ranum (eds), Food and Drink in History, Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 166-73.

Bayley, Stephen (1991), Taste: The Secret Meaning of Things, London: Faber & Faber.

Callero, Peter L. (2003), ‘The Sociology of Self’, Annual Review of Sociology, 29, 115-33. (about the importance of non-human objects in self-construction)

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly and Eugene Rochberg-Halton (1981), The Meaning of Things: Domestic Symbols and the Self, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Costall, Alan and Ole Dreier (eds) (2006), Doing Things with Things: The Design and Use of Everyday Objects, London: Ashgate.

Douglas, Mary and Baron Isherwood (1996 [1979]), The World of Goods: Towards an Anthropology of Consumption, Abingdon: Routledge.

Forty, Adrian (1986), Objects of Desire: Design and Society Since 1750, London: Thames & Hudson.

Foucault, Michel (1970), The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences, London: Tavistock.

Glenn, Joshua and Carol Hayes (eds) (2007), Taking Things Seriously: 75 Objects with Unexpected Significance, New York: Princeton Architectural Press.

Gusfield, Joseph R. and Jerzy Michalowicz (1984), ‘Secular Symbolism: Studies of Ritual, Ceremony, and the Symbolic Order in Modern Life’, Annual Review of Sociology, 10, 417-35.

Hodder, Ian (ed) (1989), The Meaning of Things: Material Culture and Symbolic Expressions. Hammersmith: HarperCollins Academic.

Kellehear, Allan, Edwin Pugh and Lynda Atter (2009), ‘Home Away from Home? A Case Study of Bedside Objects in a Hospice, International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 15(3), 148-52.

Kuechler, Susanne (2002), Malanggan: Art, Memory and Sacrifice, Oxford: Berg.

_____ (2004), ‘Re-Visualising Attachment: An Anthropological Perspective on Persons and Property Forms, in Alain Pottage and Martha Mundy (ed), Law, Anthropology and the Constitution of the Social: Making Persons and Things, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 234-49.

_____ (2009), ‘Was Dinge Tun: Eine anthropologische Kritik medialer Dingtheorie, in Katharina Ferus und Dietmar Ruebel (ed), Die Tuecke des Objektes – Vom Umgang mit Dingen, Berlin: Reimer Verlag. (Prof. Kuechler works at UCL, Department of Anthropology, and co-edits the Journal of Material Culture; might be an interesting contact. She’s also published on material culture…)

MacKenzie, Maureen (1992), Androgynous Objects: String Bags and Gender in Central New Guinea, New York: Harwood Press.

Miller, Daniel (1985), Artefacts as Categories, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

_____ (1987), Material Culture and Mass Consumption, Oxford: Blackwell.

_____ (1994), ‘Artefacts and the Meanings of Things’, in Tim Ingold (ed), Companion Encyclopedia of Anthropology, London: Routledge, 396-419.

_____ (2008), The Comfort of Things, Cambridge: Polity Press.

Oropesa, R. S. (1995), ‘Consumer Possessions, Consumer Passions, and Subjective Well-Being’, Sociological Forum, 10(2), 215-44.

Richins, Marsha L. (1994), ‘Valuing Things: The Public and Private Meanings of Possessions’, The Journal of Consumer Research: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly, 21(3), 504-21.

Sterling, Bruce (2005), Shaping Things, London: MIT Press.

Stocking Jr., George W. (ed) (1984), Objects and Others: Essays on Museums and Material Culture, Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

Thomas, Nicholas (1991), Entangled Objects: Exchange, Material Culture, and Colonialism in the Pacific, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Tobin, Sheldon S. (1996), ‘Cherished Possessions: The Meaning of Things’, Generations, 20(3), 46-8. (Grandparents; Elderly; Function of diverse personal possessions in assisting individuals in maintaining and preserving their identities in the face of events that erode their sense of self; Specific memories of a deceased evoked by cherished objects.)

Turkle, Sherry (ed) (2007), Evocative Objects: Things We Think With, London: MIT Press.

_____ (ed) (2008), Falling for Science: Objects in Mind, London: MIT Press.

Veblen, Thorstein (1931 [1899]), The Theory of the Leisure Class, New York: Modern.


Frost, Randy O. and Gail Steketee (2010), Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Pearce, Susan M. (1995), On Collecting: An Investigation into Collecting in the European Tradition, Abingdon: Routledge.

Commercialism, Material Culture, Consumer Society

Brewer, John and Roy Porter (1993), Consumption and the World of Goods, London: Routledge.

Clarke, David B., Marcus A. Doel and Kate M. L. Housiaux (2003), The Consumption Reader, London: Routledge.

De Grazia, Victorian and Ellen Furlough (ed) (1996), The Sex of Things: Gender and Consumption in Historical Perspective, London: University of California Press.

Jardine, Lisa (1997), Worldly Goods: A New History of the Renaissance, London: Papermac.

Kuechler, Susanne (in prep.), The Material Mind: An Anthropology of Innovation and Material Aesthetic.

McKendrick, Neil, John Brewer and J. H. Plumb (eds) (1982), The Birth of a Consumer Society: The Commercialization of Eighteenth-Century England, London: Europa.

(Social and Cultural) Memory, Histories, Life Narratives

Crinson, Mark (ed) (2005), Urban Memory: History and Amnesia in the Modern City, Abingdon: Routledge.

Harper, Juliet (1996), ‘Recapturing the Past: Alternative Methods of Life Story Work’, Adoption and Fostering, 20(3), 21-8.

Kuhn, Annette (2000), ‘A Journey through Memory’, in Susannah Radstone (ed), Memory and Methodology, New York: Berg,179-96.

_____ (2002 [1995]), Family Secrets: Acts of Memory and Imagination, London: Verso.

_____ (2002), An Everyday Magic: Cinema and Cultural Memory, London: I.B. Tauris.

Olick, Jeffrey K. and Joyce Robbins (1998), ‘Social Memory Studies: From “Collective Memory” to the Historical Sociology of Mnemonic Practices’, Annual Review of Sociology, 24, 105-40.

Radstone, Susannah (ed) (2000), Memory and Methodology, New York: Berg.

Santner, Eric L. (1990), Stranded Objects: Mourning, Memory, and Film in Postwar Germany, Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press.

Seabrook, Jeremy (1991), ‘My Life in that Box’, in Jo Spence and Patricia Holland (eds), Family Snaps: The Meaning of Domestic Photography, London: Virago, 171-85.

Thomson, Rachel and Janet Holland (2005), ‘“Thanks for the Memory”: Memory Books as Methodological Resource in Bibliographical Research’, Qualitative Research, 5(2), 201-19.

Van Dijck, José (2004), ‘Mediated Memories: Personal Cultural Memory as an Object of Cultural Analysis’ in Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 18, 261-77.

_____ (2004), ‘Memory Matters in the Digital Age’, Configurations, 12, 349-73.

_____ (2005), ‘Digitized Memories: The Computer as Personal Memory Machine’, New Media and Society, 7(2), 291-312.

_____ (2006), ‘Record and Hold: Popular Music between Personal and Collective Memory,’ Critical Studies in Media Communication, 23(5), 357-74.

_____ (2008), ‘Digital Photography: Communication, Identity, Memory’, Visual Communication, 7(1), 57-76.

Van Dijck, José and Karin Bijsterveld (2009), Sound Souvenirs: Audio Technologies, Memory, and Cultural Practice. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

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