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Craftwork as Problem Solving: Ethnographic Studies of Design and Making
 

Craftwork as Problem Solving: Ethnographic Studies of Design and Making (Paperback)

Edited by Marchand, Trevor H. J.

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This volume brings together a cross-disciplinary group of anthropologists, researchers of craft, and designer-makers to enumerate and explore the diversity and complexity of problem-solving tactics and strategies employed by craftspeople, together with the key social, cultural, a...nd environmental factors that give rise to particular ways of problem solving. Presenting rich, textured ethnographic studies of craftspeople at work around the world, Craftwork as Problem Solving examines the intelligent practices involved in solving a variety of problems and the ways in which these are perceived and evaluated both by makers and creators themselves, and by the societies in which they work. With attention to local factors such as training regimes and formal education, access to tools, socialisation and cultural understanding, budgetary constraints and market demands, changing technologies and materials, and political and economic regimes, this book sheds fresh light on the multifarious forms of intelligence involved in design and making, inventing and manufacturing, and cultivating and producing. As such, it will appeal to scholars of anthropology, sociology, and cultural geography, as well as to craftspeople with interests in creativity, skilful practice, perception and ethnography.
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ISBN 9780815346548
Released NZ 18 Dec 2017
Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
Format Paperback
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Series Anthropological Studies of Creativity and Perception
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ISBN-13 9780815346548
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Status Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
Imprint CRC Press Inc
Released 18 Dec 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
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Author(s) Edited by Marchand, Trevor H. J.
Series Anthropological Studies of Creativity and Perception
Category Individual Designers
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Human Geography
Number of Pages 278
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 454g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text Sociology & Anthropology: Professional
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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