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

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Tattoos - Philosophy for Everyoneby Robert Arp

    Wiley 2012; US$ 20.95

    Covering philosophical issues ranging from tattooed religious symbols to a feminist aesthetics of tattoo, Tattoos and Philosophy offers an enthusiastic analysis of inking that will lead readers to consider the nature of the tattooing arts in a new and profound way. Contains chapters written by philosophers (most all with tattoos themselves), tattoo... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...