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

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  • A Philosophy of Material Cultureby Beth Preston

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • History from Thingsby Stephen Lubar; David W. Kingery

    Smithsonian 2013; US$ 19.95

    History from Things explores the many ways objects?defined broadly to range from Chippendale tables and Italian Renaissance pottery to seventeenth-century parks and a New England cemetery?can reconstruct and help reinterpret the past. Eighteen essays describe how to ?read? artifacts, how to ?listen to? landscapes and locations, and how to apply... 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...

  • Food and Societyby William C. Whit

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1995; US$ 32.99

    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...

  • Le culture del ciboby Antonio Gaddi; Claudia Fragiacomo; Raffaele Iavazzo

    Springer Milan 2013; US$ 19.99

    L?alimentazione, oltre a soddisfare un bisogno primario e a svolgere un ruolo chiave nella prevenzione delle malattie, ha importanti implicazioni culturali, sociali e psicologiche. Nutrirsi un atto appreso e di natura cognitiva, ed sempre influenzato dalle idee, dalla religione e dalla tradizione famigliare di un individuo. L?atto del mangiare... more...

  • Making and Growingby Dr Elizabeth Hallam; Professor Tim Ingold

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 149.95

    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... more...

  • The Great Indoorsby Ben Highmore

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 10.66

    '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...

  • Native American Architectureby Peter Nabokov; Robert Easton

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 40.99

    The collaboration between an architect and an anthropologist, Native American Architecture presents the first book-length, fully illustrated exploration of North American Indian architecture to appear in over a century. Peter Nabokov and Robert Easton together examine the building traditions of the major tribes in nine regional areas of the continent... more...