Globalised Consumption: Redressing Chinese Materials in Steppe Societies
- Bryan K. Miller (University of Oxford
- Thursday 2 February 2017
- Van Steenis
2333 CC Leiden
This paper argues that the ‘entangled’ patterns through which local cultures consume globalized foreign elements – objects, materials, and styles – indicate not a reflexive receipt of ‘objects of change’ but an active exploitation of exotic elements and the intensifying ‘global-scale’ networks through which they flow. In the case of Chinese elements in Xiongnu steppe society, foreign materials may thus represent not a global force of local change but rather a global source for local change.
This lecture is part of the Archaeological Forum lecture series.
After the lecture there will be drinks!