List of Illustrations.
Notes on Contributors.
Introduction: Materiality and Identity (Joanna Sofaer).
PART I: PROJECTING IDENTITIES.
1. Mai/Omai in London and the South Pacific: Perfomativity, Cultural Entanglement, and Indigenous Appropriation (Jocelyn Hackforth-Jones).
2. Projecting Identities in the Greek Symposion (Robin Osborne).
PART II: MATERIAL AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATIONS.
3. Bernini Struts (Michael Cole).
4. Architectural Style and Identity in Egypt (Doris Behrens-Abouseif).
5. Identifying the Body: Representing Self. Art, Ornamentation and the Body In Later Prehistoric Europe (Fay Stevens).
PART III: POLITICS AND IDENTITY.
6. Aristocratic Identity: Regency Furniture and the Egyptian Revival Style (Abigail Harrison-Moore).
7. Architecture, Power, and Politics: The Forum-Basilica in Roman Britain (Louise Revell).
- Considers the way identity is fashioned, launched, used, and admired in the material world.
- Contributors intervene from the disciplines of art history, anthropology, design and material culture.
- Considers contrasting media - painting, print, sculpture, dress, coinage, architecture, furniture, luxury items, and interior design.
- Explores the complexity of identity through the intersection notions of gender, ethnicity, age, sexuality, and class.
- Reaffirms the central role of public identities and their impact on social life.