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

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  • The Ascent Of Manby Jacob Bronowski

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 14.09

    Dr Jacob Bronowksi's The Ascent of Man traces the development of human society through our understanding of science. First published in 1973 to accompany the groundbreaking BBC television series, it is considered one of the first works of 'popular science', illuminating the historical and social context of scientific development for a generation... more...

  • On Roadsby Joe Moran

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    In this history of roads and what they have meant to the people who have driven them, one of Britain's favourite cultural historians reveals how a relatively simple road system turned into a maze-like pattern of roundabouts, flyovers, and spaghetti junctions. Using a unique blend of travel writing, anthropology, history and social observation, he... more...

  • Tattoos - Philosophy for Everyoneby Robert Arp

    Wiley 2012; US$ 21.95 US$ 13.17

    Covering philosophical issues ranging from tattooed religious symbols to a feminist aesthetics of tattoo, Tattoos and Philosophy offers an enthusiastic analysis of inking that will lead readers to consider the nature of the tattooing arts in a new and profound way. Contains chapters written by philosophers (most all with tattoos themselves),... more...

  • Entangledby Ian Hodder

    Wiley 2012; US$ 41.95 US$ 36.36

    A powerful and innovative argument that explores the complexity of the human relationship with material things, demonstrating how humans and societies are entrapped into the maintenance and sustaining of material worlds Argues that the interrelationship of humans and things is a defining characteristic of human history and culture Offers... more...

  • From Craft to Industryby Esther N. Goody

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 31.00 US$ 25.42

    The essays in this volume focus on two themes: the centrality of the production of and trade in cloth in the emergence of market activity; and the nature of the industrialization process. more...

  • The Emergence of Pressure Blade Makingby Pierre M. Desrosiers

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 163.30

    This seminal work on the Neolithic stone-working technique of pressure knapping combines research findings on this epoch-making skill from numerous cultures around the world?academic work that reflects the newly minted global thesis on the topic. more...

  • Narrar en la era de las blogoficcionesby Osvaldo Cleger

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 179.95

    This book examines the impact of recent technological developments in the literary field. The work provides evidence of how emerging media culture challenges the traditional concepts of authorship, textuality, fictionality, sequential structure, and readership, with tendencies toward anonymity, pseudonymity, collaborative authorship, hypertextual narrative... more...

  • Handbook of Material Cultureby Christopher Tilley; Webb Keane; Susanne Kuechler-Fogden; Mike Rowlands; Patricia Spyer

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 42.00

    This popular and critically acclaimed Handbook is now available in paperback. more...

  • Who Owns the Stock?by Anatoly M. Khazanov; GŁnther Schlee

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 34.95

    The issue of collective and multiple property rights in animals, such as cattle, camels or reindeers, among pastoralists has never been a subject of special cross-cultural and comparative study. Focusing on pastoralist societies in East and West Africa, the Far North and Siberia, and the Eurasian steppes, this volume addresses the issue of property... more...

  • Matter, Materiality and Modern Cultureby Paul Graves-Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95

    Matter, Materiality and Modern Culture offers a new approach to the study of contemporary objects, to give the reader a new understanding of the relationship between people and their material world. It asks how the very stuff of our world has shaped our societies by addressing a broad array of questions including: * why do Berliners have such strange... more...