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- Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 34.95
Despite the wide interest in material culture, art, and aesthetics, few studies have considered them in light of the importance of the social imagination - the complex ways in which we conceptualize our social surroundings. This collection engages the "material turn" in the arts, humanities, and social sciences through a range of original contributions... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 67.95
Shifting cultivation is one of the oldest forms of subsistence agriculture and is still practised by millions of poor people in the tropics. Typically it involves clearing land (often forest) for the growing of crops for a few years, and then moving on to new sites, leaving the earlier ground fallow to regain its soil fertility. This book brings together... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00
Food is a contentious and emotive issue, subject to critiques from multiple perspectives. Alternative food movements ? including the different articulations of local, food miles, seasonality, food justice, food knowledge and food sovereignty ? consistently invoke themes around autonomy, sufficiency, cooperation, mutual aid, freedom, and responsibility.... more...
- 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...
- F+W Media 2014; US$ 50.00
"The human body is the most beautiful thing to us, both inside and out." --Nick & Brian Wolfe Inside the Magical World of Bodypainting From fine art to fashion and from advertising to competition, the world of bodypainting is vast and beautiful. With The Human Canvas you will get front row seats to the pageantry of mind-blowing images from... more...
- Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00
Metaphor, as an act of human fancy, combines ideas in improbable ways to sharpen meanings of life and experience. Theoretically, this arises from an association between a sign-for example, a cattle car-and its referent, the Holocaust. These "sign-vehicles" serve as modes of semiotic transportation through conceptual space. Likewise, on-the-ground... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 215.00
There is broad acceptance across the Humanities and Social Sciences that our deliberations on the social need to take place through attention to practice, to object-mediated relations, to non-human agency and to the affective dimensions of human sociality. This Companion focuses on the objects and materials found at centre stage, and asks: what matters... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 99.99
In Women Redefining the Experience of Food Insecurity: Life Off the Edge of the Table , contributors stress the relationship between food insecurity and women?s agency. By problematizing the mundane world of how women procure and prepare food in a context of scarcity, this book, edited by Janet Page-Reeves, reveals dynamics, relationships and... more...
- Counterpoint 2014; US$ 28.00
Precious Cargo tells the fascinating story of how western hemisphere foods conquered the globe and saved it from not only mass starvation, but culinary as well. Focusing heavily American foodsspecifically the lowly crops that became commodities, plus one gobbling protein source, the turkeyDewitt describes how these foreign and often suspect temptations... more...