chapter  I
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I.5 Materiality

BySARAH RANDLES

Scholars from a range of fields including archaeology, anthropology, sociology, geography, philosophy, art history and cultural studies have recently begun to consider the range of intersections between human emotions and the material world. As yet, little sustained theoretical work has dealt with the emotions and material culture of early modern Europe, but there is considerable scope for the application of approaches from the archaeology and art history of other periods and places and from contemporary anthropological and philosophical studies of material culture and emotion to be applied to this historical and geographical space.