Material Vernaculars

The Material Vernaculars series presents ethnographic, historical, and comparative accounts of material and visual culture manifest in both the everyday and extraordinary lives of individuals and communities, nations and networks. While advancing a venerable scholarly tradition focused on the makers and users of hand-made objects, the series also addresses contemporary practices of mediation, refashioning, recycling, assemblage, and collecting in global and local contexts. Indiana University Press publishes the Material Vernaculars series in partnership with the Mathers Museum of World Cultures at Indiana University. The series accommodates a diversity of types of work, including catalogues and collections studies, monographs, edited volumes, and multimedia works. The series will pursue innovative publishing strategies intended to maximize access to published titles and will advance works that take fullest advantage of the affordances provided by digital technologies.Potential authors interested in the Material Vernaculars series should contact the series editor Jason Baird Jackson via and Aquisitions Editor Janice Frisch at

Jason Baird Jackson, editor

Folk Art and Aging

Life-Story Objects and Their Makers

Jon Kay

cloth  $60.00 

Framing Sukkot

Tradition and Transformation in Jewish Vernacular Architecture

Gabrielle Anna Berlinger


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Material Vernaculars

Objects, Images, and Their Social Worlds

Edited by Jason Baird Jackson

cloth  $85.00