Material culture

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Indiana University Press, 1999 - Art - 413 pages
Material culture records human intrusion in the environment. It is the way we imagine a distinction between nature and culture, and then rebuild nature to our own desire, by shaping, reshaping, and arranging things during our lifetimes. We live in material culture, depend upon it, take it for granted, and realize through it our grandest aspirations.

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Henry Glassie is a professor of folklore and American civilization at the University of Pennsylvania.

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