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Technology. Material culture, Including food, shelter, fire, tools, etc.

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  • Technologyby Daniel R. Headrick

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 18.99

    Today technology has created a world of dazzling progress, growing disparities of wealth and poverty, and looming threats to the environment. Technology: A World History offers an illuminating backdrop to our present moment--a brilliant history of invention around the globe. Historian Daniel R. Headrick ranges from the Stone Age and the beginnings... more...

  • An Archaeology of the Immaterialby Victor Buchli

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    An Archaeology of the Immaterial examines a highly significant but poorly understood aspect of material culture studies: the active rejection of the material world. Buchli argues that this is evident in a number of cultural projects, including anti-consumerism and asceticism, as well as other attempts to transcend material circumstances. Exploring... more...

  • Communication and Materialityby Susanne Enderwitz; Rebecca Sauer

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 0.00

    This volume reconsiders literacy and communication in pre-modern societies, focusing especially on how material form affects the way textual artefacts are understood and interpreted. By bringing together scholars from diverse disciplines such as archaeology, medieval studies, and Islamic studies, this volume provides the specialist and non-specialist... more...

  • Kannibalismus, eine anthropologische Konstante?by Friedrich Pöhl; Sebastian Fink

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 34.58

    Kann der Kannibalismus, definiert als ritueller Verzehr von Menschenfleisch durch Menschen, als eine anthropologische Konstante gelten? Schließlich drängt sich dieser Eindruck bei der Vielzahl der Quellen zu Menschenfresserei von der Antike bis in unsere Tage beinahe auf. Dieser Band widmet sich der Frage und bietet erstmals einen Überblick über die... more...

  • Die Entdeckung der Schwerkraftby Laura V.

    tredition 2014; US$ 6.51

    ALEXANDRA: Die Haut zu durchstechen. Die Erwartung. Das Anspannen. Die Ungewissheit, wie es sein würde. Das Erahnen der Annäherung. Und dann hatte ich gespürt, wie eine Nadel in mich eindrang. Wie sie meine Haut durchstach. Wie sie in mir steckte. Wie der Schmuck eingeführt wurde. Das Gewicht an meinem Ohr. Die Schwerkraft. MARKUS: Er fand das Ritualartige... more...

  • Facetten des Menschenby Anne Pollok

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2009; US$ 70.62

    Ziel dieser Studie ist es, ein umfassendes Bild des Denkens Moses Mendelssohns zu zeichnen. Dabei gelingt es der Verfasserin, Mendelssohns Ansatz radikal in den zeitgenössischen Debatten zu kontextualisieren und zugleich zu zeigen, welch vielfältige Anschlußmöglichkeiten dieser Ansatz zu seiner Zeit bot - und unter geänderten Rahmenbedingungen auch... more...

  • Reclaiming a Scientific Anthropologyby Lawrence A. Kuznar

    AltaMira Press 2008; US$ 31.99

    Lawrence Kuznar makes a compelling case that it is even more important today, a decade after the publication of the first edition of Reclaiming a Scientific Anthropology, for anthropology to return to its roots in empirical science. more...

  • Doing Anthropological Researchby Natalie Konopinski

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    Doing Anthropological Research provides a practical toolkit for carrying out research. It works through the process chapter by chapter, from the planning and proposal stage to methodologies, secondary research, ethnographic fieldwork, ethical concerns, and writing strategies. Case study examples are provided throughout to illustrate the particular... more...

  • Precious Cargoby David DeWitt

    Counterpoint 2014; US$ 28.00

    Precious Cargo tells the fascinating story of how western hemisphere foods conquered the globe and saved it from not only mass starvation, but culinary as well. Focusing heavily American foods—specifically the lowly crops that became commodities, plus one gobbling protein source, the turkey—Dewitt describes how these foreign and often suspect temptations... more...

  • Drawing & Designing Tattoo Artby Fip Buchanan

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 26.99

    Learn how to create bold, original designs from a master tattoo artist! Tattooing is an art form like no other . . . indelible, wearable paintings, each on a one-of-a-kind, ever-moving "canvas." Step into the parlor with master tattoo artist Fip Buchanan as he shares more than thirty years of experience and the secrets to killer tattoo design. In... more...