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

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  • A history of the animal world in the ancient Near Eastby B. Collins

    BRILL 2002; US$ 290.00

    This title concerns man's contact with the animal world: sacrifice, sacred animals, diet, and domestication. Chapters on art, literature, religion and animal husbandry reveal a picture of the complex relationships between the peoples of the Ancient Near East and (their) animals. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Understanding Material Cultureby Ian Woodward

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 62.00

    "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...

  • Cultures of Commodity Brandingby Andrew Bevan; David Wengrow

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 36.95

    Commodity branding did not emerge with contemporary global capitalism. In fact, the authors of this volume show that the cultural history of branding stretches back to the beginnings of urban life in the ancient Near East and Egypt, and can be found in various permutations in places as diverse as the Bronze Age Mediterranean and Early Modern Europe.... 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...

  • Numerical Notationby Stephen Chrisomalis

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 86.00

    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...

  • Food and Genderby Carole M. Counihan; Steven L. Kaplan

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 47.95

    This volume examines, among other things, the significance of food-centered activities to gender relations and the construction of gendered identities across cultures. It considers how each gender's relationship to food may facilitate mutual respect or produce gender hierarchy. This relationship is considered through two central questions: How does... more...

  • The Material Life of Human Beingsby Michael Brian Schiffer

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    In this ground-breaking work, the distinguished anthropological theorist, Michael Brian Schiffer, presents a profound challenge to the social sciences. Through a broad range of examples, he demonstrates how theories of behaviour and communication have too often ignored the fundamental importance of objects in human life. In The Material Life of Human... more...