The local things are the worldly things. Part I. The thing Cover Image

Lokalne rzeczy to światowe rzeczy. Cz. I. Rzecz
The local things are the worldly things. Part I. The thing

Author(s): Aleksandra Kunce
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Instytut Nauk o Kulturze i Studiów Interdyscyplinarnych - Wydział Filologiczny - Uniwersytet Śląski
Keywords: Things; anthropology of things; knowledge; experience; Heimat; the locality

Summary/Abstract: The paper is an attempt to reflect on the tension between the locality and the worldly thinking. The author deals with the problem of anthropology of things. How do we think about the local things? How do we experience the handy things? What is the worldly dimension of things? The author is interested in how the ideas of home and Heimat are related to the art of living. Nowadays our attention should be directed towards the local practices and the local experiences. In these spheres we find the understanding of human being. If we want to retrieve the knowledge about the art of living we should get to the root of the simplicity and the austerity of our experience.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 20-21
  • Page Range: 48-58
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish