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

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  • 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...

  • Cinematic Perspectives on Digital Cultureby Norman Taylor

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Exploring research into mobile phone use as props to subjective identity, Norman Taylor employs concepts from Michelle Foucault, Gilles Deleuze and actor network theory to discuss the affect of mechanisms of make-believe, from celebrity culture to avatar-obsessed game players, and digital culture. 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...

  • 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...

  • Clayby Suzanne Staubach

    University Press of New England 2013; US$ 19.99

    How a humble substance helped create a modern world more...

  • Stuff Mattersby Mark Miodownik

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 15.95

    Introduction As I stood on a train bleeding from what would later be classified as a thirteen-centimeter stab wound, I wondered what to do. It was May 1985, and I had just jumped on to a London Tube train as the door closed, shutting out my attacker, but not before he had slashed my back. The wound stung like a very bad paper cut, and I had no... more...

  • Food and Societyby William C. Whit

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1995; US$ 29.99

    The importance of food is undeniable. Yet, because it is so close and obvious, we often fail to pay attention to it. In Food and Society: A Sociological Approach , author William C. Whitt attempts to develop a multi-level, multidisciplinary approach to the relationship between food and the larger world. more...

  • Making and Growingby Professor Tim Ingold; Dr Elizabeth Hallam

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Making and Growing brings together the latest work in the fields of anthropology and material culture studies to explore the differences - and the relation - between making things and growing things, and between things that are made and things that grow. Though the former are often regarded as artefacts and the latter as organisms, the book calls this... more...

  • 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 Things: Making History through Objectsby Laurel Thatcher Ulrich; Ivan Gaskell; Sara Schechner

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 35.99

    In a world obsessed with the virtual, tangible things are once again making history. Tangible Things invites readers to look closely at the things around them, ordinary things like the food on their plate and extraordinary things like the transit of planets across the sky. It argues that almost any material thing, when examined closely, can be a link... more...