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Applications of text

The Haltman text in a nutshell means that it depends on the point of view of the perceiver to know what a an object might mean. History, culture, and context are all an essential part of what makes an item special of unique. Items can embody more than justĀ  symbolism or iconography represent the entire fundamental structure of reality.

“While only some of culture takes material form, the part that does records the shape and imprint of otherwise more abstract, conceptual, or even metaphysical aspects of that culture that they quite literally embody.”(Haltman 2)

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  1. What do you mean by “it all depends”? Surely not everyone’s perception is “correct” in terms of “seeing” culture embodied in an object. What does this imply about the notion of “expertise”?

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