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

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Stuff Mattersby Mark Miodownik

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 11.27

    * * * 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 as an integral part... 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...

  • Vehiclesby David Lipset; Richard Handler

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    Metaphor, as an act of human fancy, combines ideas in improbable ways to sharpen meanings of life and experience. Theoretically, this arises from an association between a sign-for example, a cattle car-and its referent, the Holocaust. These "sign-vehicles" serve as modes of semiotic transportation through conceptual space. Likewise, on-the-ground... more...