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

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  • Food and Gender in Fijiby Sharyn Jones

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 32.99

    This book examines the social relations surrounding foodways on the island of Nayau in Fiji. Offering a comprehensive and rigorous example of ethnoarchaeology at work, Jones' book has major implications for archaeological interpretations of foodways, gender, identity, and social organization in the Pacific Islands and beyond. more...

  • Food and Societyby William C. Whit

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1995; US$ 32.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Great Indoorsby Ben Highmore

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 10.66

    'House' has long been synonymous with 'home': the significance of four walls and a roof lies far deeper than simply shelter from the elements. A house stands for sanctuary, family, belonging, privacy and our pasts: even when standardised as a 'Barratt Home' or modern housing estate, every house bears the stamp of the people who live in it, remaining... more...

  • Grounded Visionby William H. Major

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 39.95

    Normal0falsefalsefalseMicrosoftInternetExplorer4 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 established field of ecocriticism.... 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...

  • History from Thingsby Stephen Lubar; David W. Kingery

    Smithsonian 2013; US$ 19.95

    History from Things explores the many ways objects?defined broadly to range from Chippendale tables and Italian Renaissance pottery to seventeenth-century parks and a New England cemetery?can reconstruct and help reinterpret the past. Eighteen essays describe how to ?read? artifacts, how to ?listen to? landscapes and locations, and how to apply... more...

  • In the Company of Carsby Dr Sarah Redshaw; Dr Lisa Dorn; Assoc Prof Ian Glendon; Professor Gerald Matthews

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    It has long been accepted that the social and cultural meanings of the car far exceed the practical need for mobility. This book marks the first attempt to contribute to road safety, considering, in depth, these meanings and the cultures of driving that are shaped by them. In the Company of Cars examines the perspectives that young people have on... more...

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

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 32.95

    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...

  • Le culture del ciboby Antonio Gaddi; Claudia Fragiacomo; Raffaele Iavazzo

    Springer Milan 2013; US$ 19.99

    L?alimentazione, oltre a soddisfare un bisogno primario e a svolgere un ruolo chiave nella prevenzione delle malattie, ha importanti implicazioni culturali, sociali e psicologiche. Nutrirsi un atto appreso e di natura cognitiva, ed sempre influenzato dalle idee, dalla religione e dalla tradizione famigliare di un individuo. L?atto del mangiare... more...