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

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  • Voices from the Forestby Malcolm Cairns

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 62.95

    This handbook of locally based agricultural practices brings together the best of science and farmer experimentation, vividly illustrating the enormous diversity of shifting cultivation systems as well as the power of human ingenuity. Environmentalists have tended to disparage shifting cultivation (sometimes called 'swidden cultivation' or 'slash-and-burn... more...

  • Hunting by Fritz Allhoff; Nathan Kowalsky; David Petersen

    Wiley 2011; US$ 20.95

    Hunting - Philosophy for Everyone presents a collection of readings from academics and non-academics alike that move beyond the ethical justification of hunting to investigate less traditional topics and offer fresh perspectives on why we hunt. The only recent book to explicitly examine the philosophical issues surrounding hunting Shatters many... more...

  • The Ascent Of Manby Jacob Bronowski

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 13.61

    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... more...

  • Native American Architectureby Peter Nabokov; Robert Easton

    Oxford University Press, USA 1988; US$ 44.99

    For many people, Native American architecture calls to mind the wigwam, tipi, iglu, and pueblo. Yet the richly diverse building traditions of Native Americans encompass much more, including specific structures for sleeping, working, worshipping, meditating, playing, dancing, lounging, giving birth, decision-making, cleansing, storing and preparing... more...

  • Serendipity in Anthropological Researchby Haim Hazan; Esther Hertzog

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 134.95

    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 infinite number of unexplored issues and innumerable ways of studying them, each study producing its own questions and demanding its own... more...

  • Entangledby Ian Hodder

    Wiley 2012; US$ 96.95

    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 a nuanced... more...

  • Visuality/Materialityby Gillian Rose; Divya Tolia-Kelly

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 109.95

    Two of the key theoretical shifts over the past two decades of critical work have been the 'visual turn' and the 'material turn'. This collection 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... 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...

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

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 95.00

    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...