This article takes its point of departure in babies’ engagements with socks and seeks to explore (1) how material culture matters in babies’ everyday lives and (2) how we can understand material culture through attending to babies’ own practices, that is, babies’ culture. The ongoingness, sensoriality and movement of material culture are highlighted, and the article concludes that re-thinking material culture through babies’ engagements with socks means shifting the focus away from objects’ established meaning and towards the materials of those objects.
Orrmalm, A. (2020). Culture by babies: Imagining everyday material culture through babies’ engagements with socks. Childhood, 27(1), 93–105. https://doi.org/10.1177/0907568219881676