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

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  • Ancestral Appetitesby Kristen J. Gremillion

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    This book explores the relationship between prehistoric people and their food. more...

  • From Craft to Industryby Esther N. Goody

    Cambridge University Press 1982; US$ 30.00

    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...

  • The Crossbow Cannibalby Cyril Dixon

    John Blake 2011; US$ 9.99

    During Midsummer 2009, Susan Rushworth, a mother, grandmother, and former grammar school girl, went missing. She was followed ten months later by Shelley Armitage, a one-time wannabe model. Four weeks on it was Suzanne Blamires, who had been a trainee nurse. All three sold their bodies for sex to fund their drug habits. All three vanished as if the... more...

  • Handbook of Material Cultureby Christopher Tilley; Webb Keane; Susanne Kuechler-Fogden; Mike Rowlands; Patricia Spyer

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 52.00

    This popular and critically acclaimed Handbook is now available in paperback. more...

  • Children In The Fieldby Joan Cassell

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    "The wisdom of taking children on this journey into the abyss of otherness is debatable. That's the point: the unsettled (and unsettling) quality of this book is what makes it worth reading and pondering." --The Women's Review of Books The conditions under which knowledge is acquired help shape that knowledge. Yet, until quite recently,... more...

  • Stuff Mattersby Mark Miodownik

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    * * * 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...

  • Sex, Bombs, and Burgersby Peter Nowak

    Lyons Press 2011; US$ 25.99

    How War, Pornography, and Fast Food Have Shaped Modern Technology Guns, Germs, and Steel meets the age of technology in this rollicking history of how our pursuit of lust, gluttony, and rage has led to our greatest technological advancements. It is also a chronicle of popular culture, packed with surprising revelations. From the unexpected... more...

  • Women Redefining the Experience of Food Insecurityby Janet Page-Reeves

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 99.99

    In Women Redefining the Experience of Food Insecurity: Life Off the Edge of the Table , contributors stress the relationship between food insecurity and women?s agency. By problematizing the mundane world of how women procure and prepare food in a context of scarcity, this book, edited by Janet Page-Reeves, reveals dynamics, relationships and... more...

  • 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...

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

    Santa Monica Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    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...