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

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  • The Ascent Of Manby Jacob Bronowski

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 15.98

    Dr Jacob Bronowksi's The Ascent of Man traces the development of human society through our understanding of science. First published in 1973 to accompany the groundbreaking BBC television series, it is considered one of the first works of 'popular science', illuminating the historical and social context of scientific development for... more...

  • Tattoos - Philosophy for Everyoneby Robert Arp

    Wiley 2012; US$ 21.95

    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),... 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...

  • Stuffby Daniel Miller

    Wiley 2013; US$ 64.95

    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...

  • The Material Life of Human Beingsby Michael Brian Schiffer

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    In this ground-breaking work, the distinguished anthropological theorist, Michael Brian Schiffer, presents a profound challenge to the social sciences. Through a broad range of examples, he demonstrates how theories of behaviour and communication have too often ignored the fundamental importance of objects in human life. In The Material Life of Human... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 47.95

    This volume examines, among other things, the significance of food-centered activities to gender relations and the construction of gendered identities across cultures. It considers how each gender's relationship to food may facilitate mutual respect or produce gender hierarchy. This relationship is considered through two central questions: How does... 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 collection considers the ways in which food habits are changing and shows how social and personal identities and perceptions of health risk influence people's food choices. The articles explore, among other issues: ? the family meal ? wedding cakes ? nostalgia and the invention of tradition... more...

  • Demography and Nutritionby Susan Scott; Christopher J. Duncan

    Wiley 2008; US$ 278.99

    This exciting and important book covers the impact on demography of the nutrition of populations, offering the view that the change from the hunter-gatherer to an agricultural life-style had a major impact on human demography, which still has repercussions today. Demography and Nutrition takes an interdisciplinary approach, involving time-series analyses,... more...

  • Perpetual Contactby James E. Katz; Mark Aakhus

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 40.00

    This 2002 book studies the impact of the mobile phone on contemporary society. more...

  • Cannibal Talkby Gananath Obeyesekere

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    In this radical reexamination of the notion of cannibalism, Gananath Obeyesekere offers a fascinating and convincing argument that cannibalism is mostly "cannibal talk," a discourse on the Other engaged in by both indigenous peoples and colonial intruders that results in sometimes funny and sometimes deadly cultural misunderstandings. Turning his keen... more...