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

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  • 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...

  • Ancient Glass Research Along the Silk Roadby Gan Fuxi

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 167.00

    This book, for the first time, traces the origin, evolution and spreading of ancient Chinese glass technology. It collects a wealth of data contributed by Chinese and foreign experts regarding the history and background, visual characteristics and chemical compositions of the unearthed ancient glasses from along the Northern (Oasis) Silk Road, especially... more...

  • The Materiality of Individualityby Carolyn White

    Springer 2009; US$ 149.00

    An examination of material culture and interest in various and intersecting lines of identity construction. It presents innovative approaches to a host of archaeological materials, drawing widely on the range of archaeological research for the historical period. It is suitable for archaeologists, anthropologists, and material culture scholars. more...

  • Curryby Colleen Taylor Sen

    Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 15.95

    Curry is one of the most widely used?and misused?terms in the culinary lexicon. Outside of India, the word curry is often used as a catchall to describe any Indian dish or Indian food in general, yet Indians rarely use it to describe their own cuisine. Cu more...

  • Numerical Notationby Stephen Chrisomalis

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 92.00

    This book is a cross-cultural reference volume of all attested numerical notation systems, encompassing more than 100 such systems used over the past 5,500 years. more...

  • Materialising Exileby Sandra Dudley

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 80.00

    Focusing on the highly diverse Karenni refugee population living in camps on the Thai-Burma border, this innovative book explores materiality, embodiment, memory, imagination, and identity among refugees, providing new and important ways of understanding how refugees make sense of experience, self, and other. It examines how and to what ends refugees... more...

  • Ethnobiologyby E. N. Anderson; Deborah Pearsall; Eugene Hunn; Nancy Turner

    Wiley 2012; US$ 97.95

    The single comprehensive treatment of the field, from the leading members of the Society of Ethnobiology The field of ethnobiology—the study of relationships between particular ethnic groups and their native plants and animals—has grown very rapidly in recent years, spawning numerous subfields. Ethnobiological research has produced a wide... more...

  • Ethnobotany in the New Europeby Manuel Pardo-de-Santayana; Andrea Pieroni; Rajindra K. Puri

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 34.95

    The study of European wild food plants and herbal medicines is an old discipline that has been invigorated by a new generation of researchers pursuing ethnobotanical studies in fresh contexts. Modern botanical and medical science itself was built on studies of Medieval Europeans' use of food plants and medicinal herbs. In spite of monumental changes... more...

  • An Intellectual History of Cannibalismby Catalin Avramescu; Alistair Ian Blyth

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    The cannibal has played a surprisingly important role in the history of thought--perhaps the ultimate symbol of savagery and degradation-- haunting the Western imagination since before the Age of Discovery, when Europeans first encountered genuine cannibals and related horrible stories of shipwrecked travelers eating each other. An Intellectual History... more...

  • Grounded Visionby William H. Major

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Issues of ecology—both as they appear in the works of nature writers and in the works of literary writers for whom place and the land are central issues—have long been of interest to literary critics and have given rise over the last two decades to the now-firmly... more...