Anthropology: Material Culture

  • Anthropology and Design book cover

    Anthropology and Design

    By Adam Drazin

    Paperback – 2018-10-01 
    Routledge

  • The Reality of Artifacts: A Perspective from the Archaeology of Human Evolution book cover

    The Reality of Artifacts

    A Perspective from the Archaeology of Human Evolution

    By Michael Chazan

    Paperback – 2018-10-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • Surfaces: Transformations of Body, Materials and Earth book cover

    Surfaces

    Transformations of Body, Materials and Earth

    Edited by Mike Anusas, Cris Simonetti

    Hardback – 2018-08-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Addictive Consumption: Capitalism, Modernity and Excess book cover

    Addictive Consumption

    Capitalism, Modernity and Excess

    By Gerda Reith

    In this engaging new book Gerda Reith explores key theoretical concepts in the sociology of consumption. Drawing on the ideas of Foucault, Marx and Bataille, amongst others, she investigates the ways that understandings of ‘the problems of consumption’ change over time, and asks what these changes…

    Paperback – 2018-08-23 
    Routledge

  • Seafood: Ocean to the Plate book cover

    Seafood

    Ocean to the Plate

    By Richard Wilk, Shingo Hamada

    Seafood draws on controversial themes in the interdisciplinary field of food studies, with case studies from different eras and geographic regions. Using familiar commodities, this accessible book will help students understand cutting-edge issues in sustainability and ask readers to think about the…

    Paperback – 2018-08-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Series for Creative Teaching and Learning in Anthropology

  • Indians of the Great Plains book cover

    Indians of the Great Plains

    2nd Edition

    By Daniel J. Gelo

    This book provides a thorough and engaging study of Plains Indian life. It covers both historical and contemporary aspects and contains wide and balanced treatment of the many different tribal groups, including Canadian and southern populations. Daniel J. Gelo draws on years of ethnographic…

    Paperback – 2018-08-13 
    Routledge

  • New York: Art and Cultural Capital of the Gilded Age book cover

    New York: Art and Cultural Capital of the Gilded Age

    Edited by Margaret R. Laster, Chelsea Bruner

    Fueled by a flourishing capitalist economy, undergirded by advancements in architectural design and urban infrastructure, and patronized by growing bourgeois and elite classes, New York’s built environment was dramatically transformed in the 1870s and 1880s. This book argues that this constituted…

    Hardback – 2018-08-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Rural Livelihoods and Gendered Resistance in Botswana: Patterns and Production in Women's Basketry Co-operatives book cover

    Rural Livelihoods and Gendered Resistance in Botswana

    Patterns and Production in Women's Basketry Co-operatives

    By Rebecca L Upton

    As globalization has shifted the market in tourism--‐dependent Botswana, women who are responsible for the production of baskets have entered a new and expanded market economy where locally made baskets carry Tswana symbols and meanings into international contexts and construct and contest the idea…

    Hardback – 2018-08-01 
    Routledge

  • The Materiality of Mourning: Cross-disciplinary Perspectives book cover

    The Materiality of Mourning

    Cross-disciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Zahra Newby, Ruth Toulson

    Tangible remains play an important role in our relationships with the dead; they are pivotal to how we remember, mourn and grieve. The chapters in this volume analyse a diverse range of objects and their role in the processes of grief and mourning, with contributions by scholars in anthropology,…

    Hardback – 2018-07-26 
    Routledge

  • Subverting Consumerism: Reuse in an Accelerated World book cover

    Subverting Consumerism

    Reuse in an Accelerated World

    Edited by Robert Crocker, Keri Chiveralls

    There is now a widespread interest in reuse in many domains, from opera houses built over old warehouses, to vintage clothes and everyday goods incorporating repurposed materials or parts. Despite its ubiquity, this extensive creative work is typically seen in narrowly environmental terms, as a…

    Hardback – 2018-07-20 
    Routledge
    Antinomies

  • Consumer Culture and Society: A Critical Introduction book cover

    Consumer Culture and Society

    A Critical Introduction

    By Mark Davis

    This book is arguably the definitive guide to understanding consumerism as a way of life in the twenty-first century. In his original and accessible introduction to the field, Mark Davis takes the reader on a tour of major theories of consumerism to show how they each offer enlightenment in our…

    Paperback – 2018-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Alimentary Performances: Mimesis, Theatricality and Cuisine book cover

    Alimentary Performances

    Mimesis, Theatricality and Cuisine

    By Kristin Hunt

    A pea soda. An apple balloon. A cotton candy picnic. A magical mole. These are just a handful of examples of mimetic cuisine, a diverse set of culinary practices in which chefs and artists treat food as a means of representation. As theatricalised fine dining and the use of food in theatrical…

    Paperback – 2018-06-21 
    Routledge

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