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  • 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$ 269.99

    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$ 36.00

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

  • A history of the animal world in the ancient Near Eastby B. Collins

    BRILL 2002; US$ 290.00

    This title concerns man's contact with the animal world: sacrifice, sacred animals, diet, and domestication. Chapters on art, literature, religion and animal husbandry reveal a picture of the complex relationships between the peoples of the Ancient Near East and (their) animals. more...

  • Reading the Everydayby Joe Moran

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 38.95

    In an ever-growing field of study, this is a major contribution to one of the key areas in cultural studies and cultural theory ? the spaces, practices and mythologies of our everyday culture. Drawing on the work of such continental theorists as Henri Lefebvre, Michel de Certeau, Marc Augé and Siegfried Kracauer, Joe Moran explores the concrete... more...

  • Foragers of the Terminal Pleistocene in North Americaby Renee B. Walker

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 59.95

    These essays cast new light on Paleoindians, the first settlers of North America. Recent research strongly suggests that big-game hunting was but one of the subsistence strategies the first humans in the New World employed and that they also relied on foraging and fishing. more...

  • Thinking Through Thingsby Amiria Henare; Martin Holbraad; Sari Wastell

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 48.95

    Drawing upon the work of some of the most influential theorists in the field, Thinking Through Things demonstrates the quiet revolution growing in anthropology and its related disciplines, shifting its philosophical foundations. The first text to offer a direct and provocative challenge to disciplinary fragmentation - arguing for the futility of... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Body Adornmentby Margo DeMello

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 80.00

    People everywhere have attempted to change their bodies in an effort to meet their cultural standards of beauty, as well as their religious and/or social obligations. Often times, this modification or adornment of their bodies is part of the complex process of creating and re-creating personal and social identities. Body painting has probably been... more...