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

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  • History and Material Cultureby Karen Harvey

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    Sources are the raw material of history, but where the written word has traditionally been seen as the principal source, today historians are increasingly recognizing the value of sources beyond text. In History and Material Culture , Karen Harvey embarks upon a discussion about material culture ? considering objects, often those found surrounding... more...

  • Reading the Everydayby Joe Moran

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 38.95

    In an ever-growing field of study, this is a major contribution to one of the key areas in cultural studies and cultural theory ? the spaces, practices and mythologies of our everyday culture. Drawing on the work of such continental theorists as Henri Lefebvre, Michel de Certeau, Marc Augé and Siegfried Kracauer, Joe Moran explores the concrete... more...

  • Thinking Through Thingsby Amiria Henare; Martin Holbraad; Sari Wastell

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 48.95

    Drawing upon the work of some of the most influential theorists in the field, Thinking Through Things demonstrates the quiet revolution growing in anthropology and its related disciplines, shifting its philosophical foundations. The first text to offer a direct and provocative challenge to disciplinary fragmentation - arguing for the futility of... more...

  • Food, Health and Identityby Pat Caplan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 63.95

    By addressing the issue of food and eating in Britain today this collection considers the ways in which food habits are changing and shows how social and personal identities and perceptions of health risk influence people's food choices. The articles explore, among other issues: ? the family meal ? wedding cakes ? nostalgia and the invention of tradition... more...

  • The Rhetoric of Foodby Joshua Frye; Michael Bruner

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    This book focuses on the rhetoric of food and the power dimensions that intersect this most fundamental but increasingly popular area of ideology and practice, including politics, culture, lifestyle, identity, advertising, environment, and economy. The essays visit a rich variety of dominant discourses and material practices through a range of media,... more...

  • A Philosophy of Material Culture: Action, Function, and Mindby Beth Preston

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    This book focuses on material culture as a subject of philosophical inquiry and promotes the philosophical study of material culture by articulating some of the central and difficult issues raised by this topic and providing innovative solutions to them, most notably an account of improvised action and a non-intentionalist account of function in material... more...

  • Cannibal Talkby Gananath Obeyesekere

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    In this radical reexamination of the notion of cannibalism, Gananath Obeyesekere offers a fascinating and convincing argument that cannibalism is mostly "cannibal talk," a discourse on the Other engaged in by both indigenous peoples and colonial intruders that results in sometimes funny and sometimes deadly cultural misunderstandings. Turning his keen... more...

  • The Materiality of Individualityby Carolyn White

    Springer 2009; US$ 149.00

    An examination of material culture and interest in various and intersecting lines of identity construction. It presents innovative approaches to a host of archaeological materials, drawing widely on the range of archaeological research for the historical period. It is suitable for archaeologists, anthropologists, and material culture scholars. more...

  • Florida Ethnobotanyby Daniel F. Austin

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 189.95

    Winner of the 2005 Klinger Book Award Presented by The Society for Economic Botany. Florida Ethnobotany provides a cross-cultural examination of how the state?s native plants have been used by its various peoples. This compilation includes common names of plants in their historical sequence, weaving together what was formerly esoteric information... 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...