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

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  • 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 Alistair Ian Blyth; Catalin Avramescu

    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...

  • The Writing Revolutionby Amalia E. Gnanadesikan

    Wiley 2011; US$ 43.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Collaborators Collaboratingby Monica Konrad

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 90.00

    As bio-capital in the form of medical knowledge, skills and investments moves with greater frequency from its origin in First World industrialized settings to resource-poor communities with weak or little infrastructure, countries with emerging economies are starting to expand new indigenous science bases of their own. The case studies here, from... more...

  • Prehistoric Materialitiesby Andrew Meirion Jones

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 109.99

    Humans occupy a material environment that is constantly changing. Yet in the twentieth century archaeologists studying British prehistory have overlooked this fact in their search for past systems of order and pattern. Artefacts and monuments were treated as inert materials which were the outcomes of social ideas and processes. As a result materials... more...

  • Resurrecting Cannibalsby Heike Behrend

    Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 80.00

    This is the first ethnography of the Uganda Martyrs Guild (UMG), a lay movement of the Catholic Church, and its organized witch-hunts in the kingdom of Tooro, Western Uganda. more...

  • The Rhetoric of Foodby Joshua Frye; Michael Bruner

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    This book focuses on the rhetoric of food and the power dimensions that intersect this most fundamental but increasingly popular area of ideology and practice, including politics, culture, lifestyle, identity, advertising, environment, and economy. The essays visit a rich variety of dominant discourses and material practices through a range of media,... more...

  • Cinematic Perspectives on Digital Cultureby Norman Taylor

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    Exploring research into mobile phone use as props to subjective identity, Norman Taylor employs concepts from Michelle Foucault, Gilles Deleuze and actor network theory to discuss the affect of mechanisms of make-believe, from celebrity culture to avatar-obsessed game players, and digital culture. more...

  • A Philosophy of Material Culture: Action, Function, and Mindby Beth Preston

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    This book focuses on material culture as a subject of philosophical inquiry and promotes the philosophical study of material culture by articulating some of the central and difficult issues raised by this topic and providing innovative solutions to them, most notably an account of improvised action and a non-intentionalist account of function in material... more...