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  • 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$ 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...

  • Collaborators Collaboratingby Monica Konrad

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 120.00

    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...

  • Cinematic Perspectives on Digital Cultureby Norman Taylor

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    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 Cultureby Beth Preston

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    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...

  • 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...