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- The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 179.95
This book examines the impact of recent technological developments in the literary field. The work provides evidence of how emerging media culture challenges the traditional concepts of authorship, textuality, fictionality, sequential structure, and readership, with tendencies toward anonymity, pseudonymity, collaborative authorship, hypertextual narrative... more...
- Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 95.00
The issue of collective and multiple property rights in animals, such as cattle, camels or reindeers, among pastoralists has never been a subject of special cross-cultural and comparative study. Focusing on pastoralist societies in East and West Africa, the Far North and Siberia, and the Eurasian steppes, this volume addresses the issue of property... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 41.95
Matter, Materiality and Modern Culture offers a new approach to the study of contemporary objects, to give the reader a new understanding of the relationship between people and their material world. It asks how the very stuff of our world has shaped our societies by addressing a broad array of questions including: * why do Berliners have such strange... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00
This collection offers the fruits of a stimulating workshop that sought to bridge the fraught relationship which sometimes continues between anthropologists and indigenous/native/aboriginal scholars, despite areas of overlapping interest. Participants from around the world share their views and opinions on subjects ranging from ideas for reconciliation,... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 64.95
Things make us just as much as we make things. And yet, unlike the study of languages or places, there is no discipline devoted to the study of material things. This book shows why it is time to acknowledge and confront this neglect and how much we can learn from focusing our attention on stuff. The book opens with a critique of the concept of superficiality... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 220.00
Over the past decade there has been a remarkable flowering of interest in food and nutrition, both within the popular media and in academia. Scholars are increasingly using foodways, food systems and eating habits as a new unit of analysis within their own disciplines, and students are rushing into classes and formal degree programs focused on food.... more...
- Smithsonian 2013; US$ 19.95
History from Things explores the many ways objects?defined broadly to range from Chippendale tables and Italian Renaissance pottery to seventeenth-century parks and a New England cemetery?can reconstruct and help reinterpret the past. Eighteen essays describe how to ?read? artifacts, how to ?listen to? landscapes and locations, and how to apply... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 140.50
Earth is the only planet known to have fire. The reason is both simple and profound: fire exists because Earth is the only planet to possess life as we know it. Fire is an expression of life on Earth and an index of life’s history. Few processes are as integral, unique, or ancient. Fire on Earth puts fire in its rightful place as... more...
- Springer 2013; US$ 19.99
L alimentazione, oltre a soddisfare un bisogno primario e a svolgere un ruolo chiave nella prevenzione delle malattie, ha importanti implicazioni culturali, sociali e psicologiche. Nutrirsi e un atto appreso e di natura cognitiva, ed e sempre influenzato dalle idee, dalla religione e dalla tradizione famigliare di un individuo. L atto del mangiare... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 41.95
In this ground-breaking work, the distinguished anthropological theorist, Michael Brian Schiffer, presents a profound challenge to the social sciences. Through a broad range of examples, he demonstrates how theories of behaviour and communication have too often ignored the fundamental importance of objects in human life. In The Material Life of Human... more...