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By Daniel Miller,Sophie Woodward

This clean and obtainable ethnography bargains a brand new imaginative and prescient of ways society could cohere, within the face of on-going worldwide displacement, dislocation, and migration. Drawing from extensive fieldwork in a hugely various North London local, Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward specialize in a regular item—blue jeans—to study what one basic article of garments can let us know approximately our person and social lives and demanding, by way of extension, the foundational anthropological presumption of "the normative." Miller and Woodward argue that blue denims don't continuously signify social and cultural distinction, from gender and wealth, to kind and condition. in its place they locate that denims enable members to inhabit what the authors time period "the ordinary." Miller and Woodward display that the emphasis on changing into usual is necessary for immigrants and the inhabitants of North London extra ordinarily, and so they name into query foundational ideas in the back of anthropology, sociology and philosophy.

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