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  • 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...

  • Routledge International Handbook of Food Studiesby Ken Albala

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 65.95

    Over the past decade there has been a remarkable flowering of interest in food and nutrition, both within the popular media and in academia. Scholars are increasingly using foodways, food systems and eating habits as a new unit of analysis within their own disciplines, and students are rushing into classes and formal degree programs focused on food.... more...

  • Stuffby Daniel Miller

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95

    Daniel Miller is Professor of Anthropology at University College London and one of the leading anthropologists in the world today. His particular interest is in the study of material culture. more...

  • History from Thingsby Stephen Lubar; David W. Kingery

    Smithsonian 2013; US$ 19.95

       History from Things explores the many ways objects?defined broadly to range from Chippendale tables and Italian Renaissance pottery to seventeenth-century parks and a New England cemetery?can reconstruct and help reinterpret the past. Eighteen essays describe how to ?read? artifacts, how to ?listen to? landscapes and locations, and how to apply... 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... ... more...

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

    Wiley 2013; US$ 154.95

    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$ 21.95

    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...

  • Mobility, Meaning and Transformations of Thingsby Hans Peter Hahn; Hadas Weis

    Oxbow Books 2013; US$ 35.00

    Things travel around the globe: they are shipped as mass consumer goods, or transported as souvenirs or gifts. There are infinite ways for things to be mobile, not only in the era of globalisation but since the beginning of time, as the earliest traces of long distance trading show. This book investigates the mobility of things from archaeological... more...

  • Food Preferences and Tasteby Helen Macbeth

    Berghahn Books 1997; US$ 27.95

    Food preferences and tastes are among the fundamentals affecting human existence; the sociocultural, physiological and neurological factors involved have therefore been widely researched and are well documented. However, information and debate on these factors are scattered across the academic literature of different disciplines. In this volume... more...