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

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  • The Writing Revolutionby Amalia E. Gnanadesikan

    Wiley 2011; US$ 43.95

    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...

  • A Philosophy of Material Cultureby 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...

  • The Material Life of Human Beingsby Michael Brian Schiffer

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    In this ground-breaking work, the distinguished anthropological theorist, Michael Brian Schiffer, presents a profound challenge to the social sciences. Through a broad range of examples, he demonstrates how theories of behaviour and communication have too often ignored the fundamental importance of objects in human life. In The Material Life of Human... 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...

  • The Rhetoric of Foodby Joshua Frye; Michael Bruner

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...