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

  • 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...

  • The Human Canvasby Karala Barendregt

    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...

  • Vehiclesby David Lipset; Richard Handler

    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...

  • Objects and Materialsby Penny Harvey; Eleanor Conlin Casella; Gillian Evans; Hannah Knox; Christine McLean; Elizabeth B. Silva; Nicholas Thoburn; Kath Woodward

    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...

  • Women Redefining the Experience of Food Insecurityby Janet Page-Reeves

    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...

  • Stuff Mattersby Mark Miodownik

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 26.00

    An eye-opening adventure deep inside the everyday materials that surround us, from concrete and steel to denim and chocolate, packed with surprising stories and fascinating science. more...

  • Precious Cargoby David DeWitt

    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 foods—specifically the lowly crops that became commodities, plus one gobbling protein source, the turkey—Dewitt describes how these foreign and often suspect temptations... more...

  • Drawing & Designing Tattoo Artby Fip Buchanan

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 26.99

    Learn how to create bold, original designs from a master tattoo artist! Tattooing is an art form like no other . . . indelible, wearable paintings, each on a one-of-a-kind, ever-moving "canvas." Step into the parlor with master tattoo artist Fip Buchanan as he shares more than thirty years of experience and the secrets to killer tattoo design. In... 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...

  • The Great Indoorsby Ben Highmore

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 21.31

    '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...