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

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  • 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...

  • Reading the Everydayby Joe Moran

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 38.95

    In an ever-growing field of study, this is a major contribution to one of the key areas in cultural studies and cultural theory ? the spaces, practices and mythologies of our everyday culture. Drawing on the work of such continental theorists as Henri Lefebvre, Michel de Certeau, Marc Augé and Siegfried Kracauer, Joe Moran explores the concrete... more...

  • Food, Health and Identityby Pat Caplan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 63.95

    By addressing the issue of food and eating in Britain today this collection considers the ways in which food habits are changing and shows how social and personal identities and perceptions of health risk influence people's food choices. The articles explore, among other issues: ? the family meal ? wedding cakes ? nostalgia and the invention of tradition... more...

  • The Great Indoorsby Ben Highmore

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 10.65

    '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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Rhetoric of Foodby Joshua Frye; Michael Bruner

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    This book focuses on the rhetoric of food and the power dimensions that intersect this most fundamental but increasingly popular area of ideology and practice, including politics, culture, lifestyle, identity, advertising, environment, and economy. The essays visit a rich variety of dominant discourses and material practices through a range of media,... more...

  • Clayby Suzanne Staubach

    University Press of New England 2013; US$ 19.99

    How a humble substance helped create a modern world more...