AMSmaterialculture

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Megan Wauschek Kristen Williams AMS205 A March 31, 2011 “American Me” Material Culture Statement One identity category that I would use to define myself, in regards to a socially constructed and perceived identity, is by my class: both social and economic. Social class implies the certain values, quality, and virtue one may hold, where as, economic class is traditionally defined by capitol or the amount and type of financial resources at one’s disposal. “Class, as British historian and cultural studies scholar E. P. Thompson (1963) insisted, is a relational category, always defined against and in tension with its dialectical others.” (Keywords 50) This is a way of saying that class only is defined in a contrasting way, comparing class only by what it is not. My economic and social class can be perceived through my material artifact, my wallet. My wallet is black leather and about the size of a checkbook. It is simple with a small snap to close it, and when you open it there is a side for my money on the left and a
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course AMS 205 taught by Professor Guidiana during the Spring '09 term at Miami University.

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