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

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  • Technology, Tradition and Survivalby Richard Tapper; Keith McLachlan

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 73.95

    This work addresses 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 the West, and the threat posed by modern Western technologies. more...

  • To Weave and Singby David M. Guss

    University of California Press 1990; US$ 12.95

    To Weave and Sing is the first in-depth analysis of the rich spiritual and artistic traditions of the Carib-speaking Yekuana Indians of Venezuela, who live in the dense rain forest of the upper Orinoco. Within their homeland of Ihuruna, the Yekuana have succeeded in maintaining the integrity and unity of their culture, resisting the devastating effects... 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...

  • 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...

  • From the Frontierby John Mulvaney; Alison Petch; Howard Morphy

    Allen & Unwin 2000; US$ 36.35

    A collection of lively letters which provide insights into, and details of, race relations, social history, and the dawn of anthropological and biological interest in central Australia. A century later they reveal to us a fascinating view of Australia's past. more...

  • Recipes for Immortalityby Richard S Weiss

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 73.99

    Despite the global spread of Western medical practice, traditional doctors still thrive in the modern world. In Recipes for Immorality, Richard Weiss illuminates their continued success by examining the ways in which siddha medical practitioners in Tamil South India win the trust and patronage of patients. While biomedicine might alleviate a patient's... more...

  • Doing Things with Thingsby Alan Costall

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 130.00

    In this book, contributors from across the social sciences focus on everyday objects and how these objects enter our activities over the course of time. Using a combination of different theoretical approaches, the book argues against the standard notion of objects and their properties as inert and meaningless, and for the need to understand the relations... more...

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Heritage and Identityby Brian Graham; Peter Howard

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 170.00

    This Research Companion brings together a team of leading experts to provide a comprehensive and authoritative analysis of the key aspects of heritage and identity. It addresses all the major perspectives on - and dimensions to - heritage and identity in a range of geographical contexts. more...

  • Catawba Indian Potteryby Thomas John Blumer; William L. Harris

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 34.95

    A comprehensive study that traces the craft of pottery making among the Catawba Indians of North Carolina from the late 18th century to the present. When Europeans encountered them, the Catawba Indians were living along the river and throughout the valley that carries their name near the present North Carolina-South Carolina border. Archaeologists... more...

  • Devil's Ropeby Alan Krell

    Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 25.00

    In this book, Alan Krell investigates the place barbed wire holds in the social imagination. more...