The notion of filling Mecca's sky line with modern skyscrapers is not only undermining the Kaaba, it is a clear material symbol of a massive cultural and social deletion the city has experienced," said one Saudi columnist.
What does MATSYM stand for?
MATSYM stands for Material Symbol
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17) But he fails to understand the importance of the story he tells and distances himself still further from its poetic by giving up his shield, material symbol of his name and the protection it offers, in exchange for the shield of Sir Torre.
Shackel argues that the "exclusion of blacks from the national consciousness was an active process that was reinforced through written symbols, material symbols, and commemoration" and that it would take over a century before African Americans "could gain inclusion in the collective memory of the United States" (14).
As a number of the contributors to the volume point out, we can get quite a long way in understanding symbol systems without a key; moreover, as Barth (1975) has emphasized, material symbols are not necessarily arbitrary and often play particular roles because of their specific physical properties.