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

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  • The Great Indoorsby Ben Highmore

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 10.65

    'House' has long been synonymous with 'home': the significance of four walls and a roof lies far deeper than simply shelter from the elements. A house stands for sanctuary, family, belonging, privacy and our pasts: even when standardised as a 'Barratt Home' or modern housing estate, every house bears the stamp of the people who live in it, remaining... more...

  • Tangible Thingsby Laurel Thatcher Ulrich; Ivan Gaskell; Sara Schechner; Sarah Anne Carter; Samantha van Gerbig

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 26.99 US$ 24.29

    Based on the rich museum collections of Harvard University, Tangible Things challenges rigid distinctions between history, anthropology, science, and the arts. Through 20 entertaining and inspiring case studies it demonstrates that almost any material thing, when examined closely, can be a link between present and past. more...

  • The Writing Revolutionby Amalia E. Gnanadesikan

    Wiley 2011; US$ 47.95 US$ 41.56

    In a world of rapid technological advancements, it can be easy to forget that writing is the original Information Technology, created to transcend the limitations of human memory and to defy time and space. The Writing Revolution picks apart the development of this communication tool to show how it has conquered the world. Explores how writing... more...

  • Sexual Citizenshipby David Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95

    This enthralling and provocative book provides a new grounding for the understanding of sexual rights. It argues that all varieties of sexuality under capitalism are materially constructed out of the complex interrelationship between the market and the state. The examples of different sexual rights and lack of rights that it examines include the experience... more...

  • Carnal Appetitesby Elspeth Probyn

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 39.95

    In Carnal Appetites , Elspeth Probyn charts the explosion of interest in food - from the cults that spring up around celebrity chefs, to our love/hate relationship with fast food, our fetishization of food and sex, and the impact of our modes of consumption on our identities. 'You are what you eat' the saying goes, but is the tenet truer than ever?... more...

  • Managing Animals in New Guineaby Paul Sillitoe

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    Managing Animals in New Guinea analyzes the place of animals in the lives of New Guinea Highlanders. Looking at issues of zoological classification, hunting of wild animals and management of domesticated ones, notably pigs, it asks how natural parameters affect people's livelihood strategies and their relations with animals and the wider environment. more...

  • Experiments in Egyptian Archaeologyby Denys A. Stocks

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    In this fresh and engaging volume, Denys A. Stocks examines the archaeological and pictorial evidence for masonry in ancient Egypt. Through a series of experiments in which he tests and evaluates over two hundred reconstructed and replica tools, he brings alive the methods and practices of ancient Egyptian craftworking, highlighting the innovations... more...

  • Technology, Tradition and Survivalby Richard Tapper; Keith McLachlan

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 73.95

    The contributors address the history, originality, variety and sophistication of traditional science, technology and material culture in the Middle East and Central Asia, their influence on the history of Europe and the West, and the threat posed by modern Western technologies. more...

  • Built to Meet Needs: Cultural Issues in Vernacular Architectureby Paul Oliver

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 80.00

    The study of vernacular architecture explores the characteristics of domestic buildings in particular regions or localities, and the many social and cultural factors that have contributed to their evolution. In this book, vernacular architecture specialist Paul Oliver brings together a wealth of information that spans over two decades, and the whole... more...

  • A Movable Feastby Kenneth F. Kiple

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 16.00

    Combining fascinating facts with historical evidence, this book is a sweeping narrative of food's place in the world. more...