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By Kaori O'Connor

"The Anthropology of Stuff" is a part of a brand new sequence devoted to leading edge, unconventional how you can attach undergraduate scholars and their lived matters approximately our social global to the facility of social technology rules and proof. Our objective with the undertaking is to assist spark social technological know-how imaginations and in doing so, new avenues for significant inspiration and motion. each one "Stuff" identify is a brief (100 web page) "mini textual content" illuminating for college students the community of individuals and actions that create their fabric global.

Lycra describes the improvement of a selected cloth, yet within the procedure presents scholars with infrequent insights into U.S. company background, the altering snapshot of girls in the United States, and the way a probably doomed product got here to occupy a place by no means imagined via its inventors and inside the cloth cabinet of just about each American. and it'll generate vigorous dialogue of the tale of the connection among know-how, technology and society over the last part a century.

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