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

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  • 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$ 44.95

    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...

  • Clayby Suzanne Staubach

    University Press of New England 2013; US$ 19.99 US$ 16.99

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

  • Routledge International Handbook of Food Studiesby Ken Albala

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.95

    Over the past decade there has been a remarkable flowering of interest in food and nutrition, both within the popular media and in academia. Scholars are increasingly using foodways, food systems and eating habits as a new unit of analysis within their own disciplines, and students are rushing into classes and formal degree programs focused on food.... more...

  • History from Thingsby Stephen Lubar; David W. Kingery

    Smithsonian 2013; US$ 19.95

       History from Things explores the many ways objects—defined broadly to range from Chippendale tables and Italian Renaissance pottery to seventeenth-century parks and a New England cemetery—can reconstruct and help reinterpret the past. Eighteen essays describe how to “read” artifacts, how to “listen to” landscapes and locations, and how to apply... more...

  • Stuff Mattersby Mark Miodownik

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; Not Available

    An eye-opening adventure deep inside the everyday materials that surround us, packed with surprising stories and fascinating science more...

  • Food and Societyby William C. Whit

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1995; US$ 37.00

    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...

  • Le culture del ciboby Antonio Gaddi; Claudia Fragiacomo; Raffaele Iavazzo

    Springer Milan 2013; US$ 17.47

    L’alimentazione, oltre a soddisfare un bisogno primario e a svolgere un ruolo chiave nella prevenzione delle malattie, ha importanti implicazioni culturali, sociali e psicologiche. Nutrirsi è un atto appreso e di natura cognitiva, ed è sempre influenzato dalle idee, dalla religione e dalla tradizione famigliare di un individuo. L’atto del mangiare... 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...

  • Communication and Materialityby Susanne Enderwitz; Rebecca Sauer

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 0.00

    This volume reconsiders the question of literacy and communication in pre-modern societies from an interdisciplinary perspective. Methodologically, its authors rely on the assumption that not only the content of a specific message, but also its material form and outlook effect the way in which textual artefacts are understood and interpreted... more...