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

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  • Insatiable Appetitesby Kelly L. Watson

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 34.00

    Cannibalism , for medieval and early modern Europeans, was synonymous with savagery . Humans who ate other humans, they believed, were little better than animals. The European colonizers who encountered Native Americans described them as cannibals as a matter of course, and they wrote extensively about the lurid cannibal rituals they claim to have... more...

  • Entangledby Ian Hodder

    Wiley 2012; US$ 39.95

    “The quantity and diversity of Hodder's readings are simply astonishing. His new conception of material entanglements is going to change the way archaeologists understand their field.” - Norman Yoffee, University of Michigan “Entangled is nothing less than a reframing of archaeological enquiry into things.  It is a fundamental,... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...