Things and people

Migrants do not just travel; they also carry stuff or use objects to travel on; they do that today and they did so in the past. Ships are the obvious case in point but not all migrants travel light either…

Migration and Material Culture






This raises critical questions about the relationships between people and their material culture. This week’s class explored notions such as ‘Thing Theory’  and other key concepts put forward by thinkers like Bruno Latour and Daniel Miller.