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

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  • 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...

  • From Craft to Industryby Esther N. Goody

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 31.00

    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...

  • Eat Thy Neighbourby Daniel Diehl; Mark P Donnelly

    The History Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Cannibalism is unquestionably one of the oldest and deepest-seated taboos. Even in an age when almost nothing is sacred, religious, moral and social prohibitions surround the topic. But even as our minds recoil at the mention of actual acts of cannibalism there is some dark fascination with the subject. Appalling crimes of humans eating other humans... more...

  • The Emergence of Pressure Blade Makingby Pierre M. Desrosiers

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 159.22

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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; 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...

  • Anthropologists, Indigenous Scholars and the Research Endeavourby Joy Hendry; Laara Fitznor

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This collection offers the fruits of a stimulating workshop†that sought to bridge the fraught relationship†which sometimes continues between anthropologists and indigenous/native/aboriginal scholars, despite areas of overlapping interest. Participants from†around the world†share their views and opinions on subjects ranging from ideas for reconciliation,... more...

  • Dinner with a Cannibalby Carole A Travis-Henikoff; Christy G Turner

    Santa Monica Press 2008; US$ 21.99

    Presenting the history of cannibalism in concert with human evolution, Dinner with a Cannibal takes its readers on an astonishing trip around the world and through history, examining its subject from every angle in order to paint the incredible, multifaceted panoply that is the reality of cannibalism. At the heart of Carole A. Travis-Henikoff?s... more...