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Miller, Daniel 1954-

Works: 85 works in 858 publications in 6 languages and 27,029 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Scientific advisor, Redactor, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: GN406, 306
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Daniel Miller
The cell phone : an anthropology of communication by Heather A Horst( )

27 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book traces the impact of the cell phone from personal issues of loneliness and depression to the global concerns of the modern economy and the trans-national family. As the technology of social networking, the cell phone has become central to establishing and maintaining relationships in areas from religion to love. The Cell Phone presents the first detailed ethnography of the impact of this new technology through the exploration of the cell phone's role in everyday lives
Acknowledging consumption : a review of new studies by Daniel Miller( )

34 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 1,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a survey of the enormous number of writings on consumption produced over the last decade. The theorization of consumption is something which increasingly dominates economic, political and social debate - whether parent, passenger or patient, we are all "consumers". This book includes contributions from leading researchers in the field. There are chapters on consumption studies in anthropology, consumer behaviour, economics, geography, history, media studies, psychology and sociology. This is an interdisciplinary overview which provides new theories, critical analyses and the latest research on this topic.; Each subject area includes a review of the literature, a general assessment of the impact of the new work in the discipline as a whole, and ends with case studies exemplifying recent trends. It should be of use to students of consumption, students of the many disciplines covered in this book, and for anyone interested in the consumer society
Material cultures : why some things matter by Daniel Miller( )

46 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diversity of these essays is mediated by their common commitment to ethnography with a material focus. Against the established practice of examining objects as mirages of media or language, Material Cultures emphasizes how the study of objects not only contributes to an understanding of artifacts but is also an effective instrument for the study of social values and contradictions
Anthropology and the individual : a material culture perspective by Daniel Miller( )

14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study demonstrates how methods of social analysis can be applied to the individual, while remaining entirely distinct from psychology and other perspectives on the person. Contributors have drawn on approaches from material culture to create analytical portraits of individuals
Blue jeans : the art of the ordinary by Daniel Miller( )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fresh and accessible ethnography offers a new vision of how society might cohere, in the face of on-going global displacement, dislocation, and migration. Drawing from intensive field work in a highly diverse North London neighborhood, Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward focus on an everyday item-blue jeans-to learn what one simple article of clothing can tell us about our individual and social lives and challenging, by extension, the foundational anthropological presumption of "the normative." Miller and Woodward argue that blue jeans do not always represent social and cultural difference, from gender and wealth, to style and circumstance. Instead they find that jeans allow individuals to inhabit what the authors term "the ordinary." Miller and Woodward demonstrate that the emphasis on becoming ordinary is important for immigrants and the population of North London more generally, and they call into question foundational principles behind anthropology, sociology and philosophy
Home possessions : material culture behind closed doors by Daniel Miller( )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Car cultures( Book )

13 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visualising Facebook : a comparative perspective by Daniel Miller( )

11 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the growth of social media, human communication has become much more visual. This book presents a scholarly analysis of the images people post on a regular basis to Facebook. By including hundreds of examples, readers can see for themselves the differences between postings from a village north of London, and those from a small town in Trinidad. Why do women respond so differently to becoming a mother in England from the way they do in Trinidad? How are values such as carnival and suburbia expressed visually? Based on an examination of over 20,000 images, the authors argue that phenomena such as selfies and memes must be analysed in their local context. The book aims to highlight the importance of visual images today in patrolling and controlling the moral values of populations, and explores the changing role of photography from that of recording and representation, to that of communication, where an image not only documents an experience but also enhances it, making the moment itself more exciting
How the world changed social media by Daniel Miller( )

14 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How the World Changed Social Media is the first book in Why We Post, a book series that investigates the findings of anthropologists who each spent 15 months living in communities across the world. This book offers a comparative analysis summarising the results of the research and explores the impact of social media on politics and gender, education and commerce. What is the result of the increased emphasis on visual communication? Are we becoming more individual or more social? Why is public social media so conservative? Why does equality online fail to shift inequality offline? How did memes become the moral police of the internet? Supported by an introduction to the project's academic framework and theoretical terms that help to account for the findings, the book argues that the only way to appreciate and understand something as intimate and ubiquitous as social media is to be immersed in the lives of the people who post. Only then can we discover how people all around the world have already transformed social media in such unexpected ways and assess the consequences
The sari by Mukulika Banerjee( Book )

24 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on experiences from villagers in Bengal to scientists in Bangalore, this book explores the beauty, adaptability and personality of India's most iconic garment. Banerjee and Miller show why the sari has survived and indeed flourished as everyday dress when most of the world has adopted western clothing. Their book presents both an intimate portrait of the lives of women in India today and an alternative way for us all to think about our relationship to the clothes we wear."--Jacket
Digital anthropology by Heather A Horst( Book )

27 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anthropology has two main tasks: to understand what it is to be human and to examine how humanity is manifested differently in the diversity of culture. These tasks have gained new impetus from the extraordinary rise of the digital. This book brings together several key anthropologists working with digital culture to demonstrate just how productive an anthropological approach to the digital has already become. Through a range of case studies from Facebook to Second Life to Google Earth, Digital Anthropology explores how human and digital can be defined in relation to one another, from avatars and disability; cultural differences in how we use social networking sites or practise religion; the practical consequences of the digital for politics, museums, design, space and development to new online world and gaming communities. The book also explores the moral universe of the digital, from new anxieties to open-source ideals. Digital Anthropology reveals how only the intense scrutiny of ethnography can overturn assumptions about the impact of digital culture and reveal its profound consequences for everyday life. Combining the clarity of a textbook with an engaging style which conveys a passion for these new frontiers of enquiry, this book is essential reading for students and scholars of anthropology, media studies, communication studies, cultural studies and sociology."--Publisher's website
A theory of shopping by Daniel Miller( Book )

41 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is about shopping for ordinary things. It is also about love and devotion manifest within families and about the nature of sacrificial ritual. Daniel Miller approaches shopping not as an end in itself but as a means to discover what people's practices, closely observed, reveal about their relationships." "The ethnographic sections of the book are based on a year's study of shopping on a street in North London. This provides the basis for a description of how shoppers develop and imagine the social relationships most important to them through the medium of selecting goods. Among the characteristics of these shopping expeditions are the concept of "the treat," and the centrality of thrift. Miller juxtaposes to his account of shopping various theories that anthropologists have brought to bear on the ritual of sacrifice, including that of the French philosopher Georges Bataille. He then integrates these elements to postulate his theory of shopping as sacrifice in terms as original and utterly engaging as the stories he tells of individual shoppers."--Jacket
Material culture and mass consumption by Daniel Miller( Book )

36 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on a range of examples from Western and developing cultures, this book offers a re-reading of the contemporary society as the product of both individual and collective identity and behaviour. Marxist interpretations of the expansion in the range and number of material goods have tended to view people as estranged from the objects they produce, while massive consumption reinforces the fragmented and individualistic nature of capitalism. In this book, the author develops a more positive theory of material culture, revealing the creative potential in the relationship between people and goods. He argues that rather than being oppressed by them, people redefine material objects to make them express themselves and their cultures. He shows that everyday objects reflect not only personal tastes and attributes, but also moral principles and social ideals
The comfort of things by Daniel Miller( Book )

39 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do we know about ordinary people in our towns and cities, what really matters to them and how they organize their lives? In this book, anthropologist Daniel Miller visits an ordinary street to look into 30 households and to reveal the forms by which ordinary people make sense of their lives
The Internet : an ethnographic approach by Daniel Miller( Book )

33 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of Internet culture and consumption. From cybercafes to businesses, from middle class houses to squatters settlements, the authors have gathered material on subjects as varied as personal relations, commerce, sex and religion
Tales from Facebook by Daniel Miller( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facebook is used by nearly 500 million people throughout the world. Once the preserve of youth, the largest increase in usage today is amongst the older sections of the population. This book examines how Facebook transforms the lives of particular individuals, but it also presents a general theory of Facebook as culture and considers the likely consequences of social networking in the future
Social media in an English village : or how to keep people at just the right distance by Daniel Miller( )

14 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Miller spent 18 months undertaking an ethnographic study with the residents of an English village, tracking their use of the different social media platforms. Following his study, he argues that a focus on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram does little to explain what we post on social media. Instead, the key to understanding how people in an English village use social media is to appreciate just how 'English' their usage has become. He introduces the 'Goldilocks Strategy': how villagers use social media to calibrate precise levels of interaction ensuring that each relationship is neither too cold nor too hot, but 'just right'
Stuff by Daniel Miller( Book )

28 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Things make us as much as we make things. And yet, unlike the study of languages or places, there is no discipline devoted to the study of material things. This book shows why it is time to acknowledge and confront this neglect and how much we can learn from focusing our attention on stuff." "The book opens with a critique of the concept of superficiality as applied to clothing. It presents the theories that are required to understand the way we are created by material as well as social relations. It takes us inside the very private worlds of our home possessions and our processes of accommodating. It considers issues of materiality in relation to the media, as well as the implications of such an approach in relation, for example, to poverty. Finally, the book considers objects which we use to define what it is to be alive and how we use objects to cope with death." "Based on more than thirty years of research in the Caribbean, India, London and elsewhere, Stuff is nothing less than a manifesto for the study of material culture and a new way of looking at the objects that surround us and make up so much of our social and personal life."--Jacket
Materiality by Daniel Miller( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the varied manifestations of materiality from ancient times to the present, this book assesses the fundamental role of materiality in shaping humanity
Capitalism : an ethnographic approach by Daniel Miller( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Acknowledging consumption : a review of new studies
Acknowledging consumption : a review of new studiesMaterial cultures : why some things matterAnthropology and the individual : a material culture perspectiveHome possessions : material culture behind closed doorsCar culturesThe sariA theory of shoppingMaterial culture and mass consumption
Alternative Names
Miller, D. 1954-

Miller, D. (Daniel), 1954-

Miller, Daniel

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