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  • 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

    ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 88.00

    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...

  • Understanding Material Cultureby Ian Woodward

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 64.00

    "In his interdisciplinary review of material culture, Ian Woodward goes beyond synthesis to offer a theoretically innovative reconstruction of the field. It is filled with gems of conceptual insight and empirical discovery. A wonderful book." - Jeffrey C. Alexander, Yale University "A well-grounded and accessible survey of the burgeoning... more...

  • Gold and Gilt, Pots and Pinsby David A. Hinton

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 44.99

    In this highly illustrated book, David Hinton looks at what possessions meant to people at every level of society in Britain in the middle ages, from elaborate gold jewellery to clay pots, and provides a fascinating window into the society of the middle ages. Gold and Gilt, Pots and Pins is about things worn and used in Britain throughout the Middle... more...

  • The Writing Revolutionby Amalia E. Gnanadesikan

    John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2009; US$ 99.95

    In a world of rapid technological advancements, it can be easy to forget that writing is the original Information Technology, created to transcend the limitations of human memory and to defy time and space. The Writing Revolution picks apart the development of this communication tool to show how it has conquered the world. Explores how writing... more...

  • In the Company of Carsby Dr Sarah Redshaw

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 124.95

    Road safety research has traditionally involved a focus on individuals in which social norms are considered but rarely discussed in detail. Outlining the existing body of research on young drivers in particular, In the Company of Cars shows the contribution that considering road safety from a social and cultural perspective could make to the reduction... more...

  • Lithic Materials and Paleolithic Societiesby Brian Adams; Brooke Blades

    Wiley 2009; US$ 133.00

    Lithic Materials and Paleolithic Societies provides a detailed examination of the Paleolithic procurement and utilization of the most durable material in the worldwide archaeological record. The volume addresses sites ranging in age from some of the earliest hominin occupations in eastern and southern Africa to late Pleistocene and post-Pleistocene... more...

  • Electronic Technologies and Instructionby Frank A. Dubinskas; James H. McDonald

    Wiley 2009; US$ 33.95

    NAPA Bulletin is a peer reviewed occasional publication of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology, dedicated to the practical problem-solving and policy applications of anthropological knowledge and methods. peer reviewed publication of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology dedicated to the practical... more...

  • Food And Evolutionby Marvin Harris

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 43.95

    "Many topics of interest to health professionals, such as vegetarianism, dietary fibers, lactose intolerance, favism, cannibalism and changes in nutritional status wrought by the decline of hunter-gathering and the rise of horticulture. Many sections will appeal to the general reader." --Journal of Applied Nutrition The old adage "you are... more...

  • Asian Material Cultureby Marianne Hulsbosch; Elizabeth Bedford; Martha Chaiklin

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 39.95

    An informative overview of the materiality of Asian cultures and the ways in which objects and practices can embody and also exhibit individual as well as collective tastes and values more...