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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- University of California Press 2005; US$ 15.95
In this radical reexamination of the notion of cannibalism, Gananath Obeyesekere offers a fascinating and convincing argument that cannibalism is mostly "cannibal talk," a discourse on the Other engaged in by both indigenous peoples and colonial intruders that results in sometimes funny and sometimes deadly cultural misunderstandings. Turning his keen... more...
- SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 64.00
"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...
- 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...