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  • Resurrecting Cannibalsby Heike Behrend

    Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 80.00

    This is the first ethnography of the Uganda Martyrs Guild (UMG), a lay movement of the Catholic Church, and its organized witch-hunts in the kingdom of Tooro, Western Uganda. more...

  • The Rhetoric of Foodby Joshua Frye; Michael Bruner

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 51.95

    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...

  • Serendipity in Anthropological Researchby Dr Esther Hertzog; Professor Haim Hazan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Challenging the idea that fieldwork is the only way to gather data, and that standard methods are the sole route to fruitful analysis, Serendipity in Anthropological Research explores the role of fortune and happenstance in anthropology. It conceives of anthropological research as a lifelong nomadic journey of discovery in which the world yields an... more...

  • Stuff Mattersby Mark Miodownik; Sarah Hunt Cooke

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 15.95

    An eye-opening adventure deep inside the everyday materials that surround us, packed with surprising stories and fascinating science more...

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

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    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...

  • Technologyby Daniel R. Headrick

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 12.99

    Today technology has created a world of dazzling progress, growing disparities of wealth and poverty, and looming threats to the environment. Technology: A World History offers an illuminating backdrop to our present moment--a brilliant history of invention around the globe. Historian Daniel R. Headrick ranges from the Stone Age and the beginnings... 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...

  • Understanding Material Cultureby Ian Woodward

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 51.00

    "In his interdisciplinary review of material culture, Ian Woodward goes beyond synthesis to offer a theoretically innovative reconstruction of the field. It is filled with gems of conceptual insight and empirical discovery. A wonderful book." - Jeffrey C. Alexander, Yale University "A well-grounded and accessible survey of the burgeoning... more...

  • Visuality/Materialityby Dr Divya P Tolia-Kelly; Professor Gillian Rose

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    Two of the key theoretical shifts over the past two decades of critical work have been the 'visual turn' and the 'material turn'. This book argues that these hitherto distinct fields should be understood as in continual dialogue and co-constitution and focuses on reconceptualising the visual as an embodied, material, and often politically-charged... more...

  • The Writing Revolutionby Amalia E. Gnanadesikan

    Wiley 2009; US$ 117.95

    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...