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

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  • Objects and Materialsby Penny Harvey; Eleanor Conlin Casella; Gillian Evans; Hannah Knox; Christine McLean; Elizabeth B. Silva; Nicholas Thoburn; Kath Woodward

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 65.95

    There is broad acceptance across the Humanities and Social Sciences that our deliberations on the social need to take place through attention to practice, to object-mediated relations, to non-human agency and to the affective dimensions of human sociality. This Companion focuses on the objects and materials found at centre stage, and asks: what matters... more...

  • Wie ich Kannibalen, Taliban und die stärksten Frauen der Welt überlebteby Christoph Zürcher

    Orell Füssli Verlag 2013; US$ 15.13

    Ferien bei den Kannibalen. Skirennen in Afghanistan. Neandertaler-Diät in West Virginia. Zu Fuß durch Mexiko City. Marathon im Dschungel des Amazonas. Auf der Suche nach Bin Laden in Pakistan. Stelldichein mit Riesenechsen und Piraten. Flucht vor den stärksten Frauen der Welt. Christoph Zürcher lässt nichts aus. Er überschreitet Grenzen, dass jedem... more...

  • Communication and Materialityby Susanne Enderwitz; Rebecca Sauer

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 0.00

    This volume reconsiders literacy and communication in pre-modern societies, focusing especially on how material form affects the way textual artefacts are understood and interpreted. By bringing together scholars from diverse disciplines such as archaeology, medieval studies, and Islamic studies, this volume provides the specialist and... more...

  • The Human Canvasby Karala Barendregt

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 50.00

    "The human body is the most beautiful thing to us, both inside and out." --Nick & Brian Wolfe Inside the Magical World of Bodypainting From fine art to fashion and from advertising to competition, the world of bodypainting is vast and beautiful. With The Human Canvas you will get front row seats to the pageantry of mind-blowing images from... more...

  • Clothesby John Harvey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    Clothes protect our vulnerable skin and they keep us warm or cool. They help us show that we are young or old, rich or poor, at work or play, and whether we may be good to know. But though they are basic, much as food and shelter are - and also may be beautiful - they have long had a bad press in serious, moral and philosophical writing. The main reason... more...

  • Digesting Recipesby Susannah Worth

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Chapters become courses in this curious feast, exploring the form of the recipe from post-war to today. more...

  • An Archaeology of the Immaterialby Victor Buchli

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    An Archaeology of the Immaterial examines a highly significant but poorly understood aspect of material culture studies: the active rejection of the material world. Buchli argues that this is evident in a number of cultural projects, including anti-consumerism and asceticism, as well as other attempts to transcend material circumstances. Exploring... more...

  • Material Culturesby Daniel Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 69.95

    This volume is an ethnographic study of material cultures. Incorporating local and global dimensions, a team of scholars explore the changing experiences of cultures in locations as disparate as the Philippines and Northern Ireland. Material culture and consumption studies have undergone something of a renaissance recently. This study provides an up-to-date... more...

  • Materiality and Societyby Tim Dant

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 47.00

    This book examines the relationships between society and material culture: the interaction between people and things. Tim Dant argues that the traditional approach to material culture has focused on the symbolic meanings of objects, largely overlooking the material impact that objects have on everyday life in late modernity. Dant resists the now well-established... more...

  • Material Culture in the Social Worldby Tim Dant

    McGraw-Hill Education 1999; US$ 42.00

    In what ways do we interact with material things? How do material objects affect the way we relate to each other? This book draws on theoretical work to explore a variety of things - from stone cairns to denim jeans, televisions to penis rings, houses to works of art - to understand something of how we live with them. more...