Wednesday 11 February 2009 (10:34AM)
"In such cases, the existence of the institution enables individuals or groups of individuals to impose on objects functions that the objects cannot perform in virtue of their physical structure alone, but only in virtue of the collective recognition of the object as having a certain status, and with that status, a special function."
Pass it on:
(The book was next to my computer because it's what I'm reading on the train at the moment when going into work. Oh, and I promise to be better at updating this blog from now on.)