Anthropology

"'A thing has as many meanings as there are forces capable of seizing it.' The presence of the sign is not an identity but an envelopment of difference, of a multiplicity of actions, materials, and levels. In a broader sense, meaning even includes the paths not taken. It is also all the forces that could have seized the thing but did not. It is an infinity of processes." -Brian Massumi, A User's Guide to Capitalism and Schizophrenia. 

Alex Siegman