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

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  • Eat Thy Neighbourby Daniel Diehl; Mark F Donnelly

    The History Press 2012; US$ 4.36

    In Eat Thy Neighbour the authors put cannibalism into its social and historical perspective. Even in an age when almost nothing is sacred numerous prohibitions surround the subject. However, there is some dark fascination with the subject. Characters include Sweeny Todd, Jeffrey Dahmer, Armin Meiwes and much to the pleasure of Boris Johnson the inhabitants... more...

  • The Emergence of Pressure Blade Makingby Pierre M. Desrosiers

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 199.00

    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; Gunther 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...

  • Stuffby Daniel Miller

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95

    Things make us just as much as we make things. And yet, unlike the study of languages or places, there is no discipline devoted to the study of material things. This book shows why it is time to acknowledge and confront this neglect and how much we can learn from focusing our attention on stuff. The book opens with a critique of the concept of superficiality... more...

  • Stuff Mattersby Mark Miodownik

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 15.98

    * * * Winner of the 2014 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books * * * Stuff Matters by Mark Miodnownik is a unique and inspiring exploration of human creativity. 'Enthralling. A mission to re-acquaint us with the wonders of the fabric that sustains our lives' Guardian Everything is made of something... From the everyday objects... more...

  • Fire on Earthby Andrew C. Scott; David M. J. S. Bowman; William J. Bond; Stephen J. Pyne; Martin E. Alexander

    Wiley 2013; US$ 159.95

    Earth is the only planet known to have fire.  The reason is both simple and profound: fire exists because Earth is the only planet to possess life as we know it. Fire is an expression of life on Earth and an index of life’s history. Few processes are as integral, unique, or ancient. Fire on Earth  puts fire in its rightful place... more...