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

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  • Reclaiming a Scientific Anthropologyby Lawrence A. Kuznar

    AltaMira Press 2008; US$ 34.99

    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$ 27.99

    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 foodsspecifically the lowly crops that became commodities, plus one gobbling protein source, the turkeyDewitt describes how these foreign and often suspect temptations... more...

  • Objects and Materialsby Penny Harvey; Eleanor Conlin Casella; Gillian Evans; Hannah Knox; Christine McLean; Elizabeth B. Silva; Nicholas Thoburn; Kath Woodward

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 65.95

    There is broad acceptance across the Humanities and Social Sciences that our deliberations on the social need to take place through attention to practice, to object-mediated relations, to non-human agency and to the affective dimensions of human sociality. This Companion focuses on the objects and materials found at centre stage, and asks: what matters... more...

  • The Human Canvasby Karala Barendregt

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 50.00 US$ 41.00

    "The human body is the most beautiful thing to us, both inside and out." --Nick & Brian Wolfe Inside the Magical World of Bodypainting From fine art to fashion and from advertising to competition, the world of bodypainting is vast and beautiful. With The Human Canvas you will get front row seats to the pageantry of mind-blowing images from... 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... more...

  • Clothesby John Harvey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    Clothes protect our vulnerable skin and they keep us warm or cool. They help us show that we are young or old, rich or poor, at work or play, and whether we may be good to know. But though they are basic, much as food and shelter are - and also may be beautiful - they have long had a bad press in serious, moral and philosophical writing. The main reason... more...

  • Digesting Recipesby Susannah Worth

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Chapters become courses in this curious feast, exploring the form of the recipe from post-war to today. 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...

  • First Aid for the Excavation of Archaeological Textilesby C. Gillis; Marie-Louise Nosch

    Oxbow Books 2007; US$ 4.00

    This small booklet is an important conservation guide. It deals with the special care required in order to deal with these delicate fabrics during their excavation and recording. It is included as an appendix in Ancient Textiles: Production, Crafts and Society more...