Fibre Formations

Wool as an anthropological site

Annika Capelán Köhler

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Description

What do I touch when I touch my Merino wool sweater? This thesis is an anthropological response to this question. Through ethnographic details on woolwork on the South American grasslands, it describes fibre formations where wool turns into a part of larger wholes.
A small piece of wool conveys much more than we may first think: colonialism, global exchange, international standardizations, artistic practices, laboratory science, the dynamics of regional ecosystems, birds in danger of extinction, indigenous identities, industrial manufacturing, farmers’ lives, and artisan crafting – this can be illuminated through ethnographic fieldwork.
This thesis revolves around wool but also around anthropological debates on fieldwork methodologies when analyzing relations between people, things, and natures.

Additional information

Weight 527 g
Dimensions 17 x 155 x 220 mm
Språk

Engelska

Sidantal

280

Publikationsår

2017

Bandtyp

Paperback

ISBN

978-91-7753-202-6

ISSN

1101-9948

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