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

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  • 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...

  • History and Material Cultureby Karen Harvey

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    Sources are the raw material of history, but where the written word has traditionally been seen as the principal source, today historians are increasingly recognizing the value of sources beyond text. In History and Material Culture , Karen Harvey embarks upon a discussion about material culture ? considering objects, often those found surrounding... more...

  • Metalwork and Material Culture in the Islamic Worldby Venetia Porter

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 40.00

    The material and visual culture of the Islamic World casts vast arcs through space and time, and encompasses a huge range of artefacts and monuments from the minute to the grandiose, from ceramic pots to the great mosques. Here, Venetia Porter and Mariam Rosser-Owen assemble leading experts in the field to examine both the objects themselves and the... more...

  • Stuff Mattersby Mark Miodownik

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 26.00

    An eye-opening adventure deep inside the everyday materials that surround us, from concrete and steel to denim and chocolate, packed with surprising stories and fascinating science. more...

  • Food and Societyby William C. Whit

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1995; US$ 29.99

    The importance of food is undeniable. Yet, because it is so close and obvious, we often fail to pay attention to it. In Food and Society: A Sociological Approach , author William C. Whitt attempts to develop a multi-level, multidisciplinary approach to the relationship between food and the larger world. more...

  • Making and Growingby Elizabeth Hallam; Tim Ingold

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Making and Growing brings together the latest work in the fields of anthropology and material culture studies to explore the differences - and the relation - between making things and growing things, and between things that are made and things that grow. Though the former are often regarded as artefacts and the latter as organisms, the book calls this... more...

  • Tangible Things: Making History through Objectsby Laurel Thatcher Ulrich; Ivan Gaskell; Sara Schechner

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 35.99

    In a world obsessed with the virtual, tangible things are once again making history. Tangible Things invites readers to look closely at the things around them, ordinary things like the food on their plate and extraordinary things like the transit of planets across the sky. It argues that almost any material thing, when examined closely, can be a link... more...

  • Food Culture in the Pacific Islandsby Roger Haden

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 55.00

    The food culture of the Pacific Islands has been determined by isolation from the rest of the world. Original immigrants from Asia brought their foods, animals, and culinary skills with them, then for several thousand years, they were largely uninfluenced by outsiders. The tropical climate of much of the region, unique island geology and environmental... more...

  • Food Culture in Southeast Asiaby Penny Van Esterik

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 55.00

    Southeast Asian cuisines, such as Thai, have become quite popular in the United States even though immigrant numbers are low. The food is appealing because it is tasty, attractive, and generally healthful, with plentiful vegetables, fish, noodles, and rice. Food Culture in Southeast Asia is a richly informative overview of the food and foodways... more...