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Evocative Objects: Things We Think with Hardcover – 10 Aug 2007

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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: MIT Press (10 Aug. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0262201682
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262201681
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 2.1 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 901,681 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Evocative Objects is a collection of great richness and complexity. Reading these essays transforms one's sense of the most commonplace objects, and prompts us to explore the palimpsest of the past within us." --Jill Ker Conway, President Emerita, Smith College, author of The Road from Coorain "Original, absorbing, and beautifully written, this collection of essays will forever change the way you look at the objects in your life." --Helen Epstein, author of Children of the Holocaust and Where She Came From: A Daughter's Search for her Mother's History

About the Author

Sherry Turkle is Abby Rockefeller Mauze Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT and Founder and Director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self. A psychoanalytically trained sociologist and psychologist, she is the author of The Second Self: Computers and the Human Spirit (Twentieth Anniversary Edition, MIT Press), Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet, and Psychoanalytic Politics: Jacques Lacan and Freud's French Revolution. She is the editor of Evocative Objects: Things We Think With, Falling for Science: Objects in Mind, and The Inner History of Devices, all three published by the MIT Press.


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By J on 13 Jun. 2015
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A mixed bad in every sense of the word. The sheer range of responses is impressive, and found myself connecting with many of them on a number of different, and often unexpected, levels. I did find, however, as I got into the latter part of the book, that it felt rather like eating a rich chocolate dessert; what tasted great at first was beginning to feel a little sickly and too much of a good thing.
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This is a fascinating and thought provoking book which I have enjoyed a great deal . However, the Kindle edition suffers from odd formatting with seemingly arbitrary page and section run ons. The main irritation is that the footnotes aren't clickable, which means a lots of paging backwards and forwards to the relevant section. Very annoying in an academic book.
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This book was suggested to me as I am an artist who often works with existing objects as an integral aspect of my work. It is a good bedtime read in the sense that you can dip in and out of these thoughtful and wide ranging essays... all very well written and accessible; snapshots into their authors lives.
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fab book
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Fascinating
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