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  • 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...

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

    Wiley 2013; US$ 140.50

    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... more...

  • Le culture del ciboby Antonio Gaddi; Claudia Fragiacomo; Raffaele Iavazzo

    Springer 2013; US$ 19.99

    L alimentazione, oltre a soddisfare un bisogno primario e a svolgere un ruolo chiave nella prevenzione delle malattie, ha importanti implicazioni culturali, sociali e psicologiche. Nutrirsi e un atto appreso e di natura cognitiva, ed e sempre influenzato dalle idee, dalla religione e dalla tradizione famigliare di un individuo. L atto del mangiare... 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$ 24.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Food and Genderby Carole M. Counihan; Steven L. Kaplan

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 47.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Material Life of Human Beingsby Michael Brian Schiffer

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    Through a broad range of examples, the author demonstrates how theories of behaviour and communication have too often ignored the fundamental importance of objects in human life. more...

  • Food, Health and Identityby Pat Caplan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 63.95

    By addressing the issue of food and eating in Britain today, this book considers the way in which our food habits are changing, and shows how social and personal identities and perceptions of health and risk influence choices. more...