Anthropology: Material Culture

  • Branding Gandhi book cover

    Branding Gandhi

    1st Edition

    By Ritu Khanduri

    Branding Gandhi renews attention to thinking about our relationship with stuff through Gandhi‘s politics, his image, his things, and the history of branding Gandhi. Based on archival research this book will provoke thinking about why we remain fascinated with brands. The chapters of this book…

    Paperback – 2019-06-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Series for Creative Teaching and Learning in Anthropology

  • Objects and Frontiers in Modern Asia: Between the Mekong and the Indus book cover

    Objects and Frontiers in Modern Asia

    Between the Mekong and the Indus, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lipokmar Dzüvichü, Manjeet Baruah

    Focusing on the geographies between the Mekong and the Indus, this book brings objects to the centre of enquiry in the understanding of modern Asian frontiers. It explores how a range of objects has historically been significant bearers and agents of frontier making. For instance, how are objects…

    Hardback – 2019-05-06 
    Routledge India

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

    Surfaces

    Transformations of Body, Materials and Earth, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mike Anusas, Cris Simonetti

    Hardback – 2019-05-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Injecting Bodies in More-than-Human Worlds: ediating Drug-Body-World Relations book cover

    Injecting Bodies in More-than-Human Worlds

    ediating Drug-Body-World Relations, 1st Edition

    By Fay Dennis

    Drug use is widely understood in terms on its subjects, substances and settings. But what happens when these distinctions start to blur? Injecting Bodies in More-than-Human Worlds moves away from the ‘materiality’ of drug use and non-human matter and offers unique and fresh insights into the world…

    Hardback – 2019-03-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Medical Materialities: Toward a Material Culture of Medical Anthropology book cover

    Medical Materialities

    Toward a Material Culture of Medical Anthropology, 1st Edition

    Edited by Aaron Parkhurst, Timothy Carroll

    Medical Materialities investigates possible points of cross-fertilisation between medical anthropology and material culture studies, and considers the successes and limitations of both sub-disciplines as they attempt to understand places, practices, methods, and cultures of healing. The editors…

    Hardback – 2019-02-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Health and Medical Anthropology

  • The Culture of Ships and Maritime Narratives book cover

    The Culture of Ships and Maritime Narratives

    1st Edition

    Edited by Chryssanthi Papadopoulou

    The ship transcends the descriptive categories of place, vehicle and artefact; it is a cosmos, which requires its own cosmology. This is the subject matter of this volume, which falls within the broader, flourishing sub-field of maritime anthropology. Specifically, the volume first investigates the…

    Hardback – 2019-01-25 
    Routledge
    British School at Athens - Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies

  • Culture as Renewable Oil: How Territory, Bureaucratic Power and Culture Coalesce in the Venezuelan Petrostate book cover

    Culture as Renewable Oil

    How Territory, Bureaucratic Power and Culture Coalesce in the Venezuelan Petrostate, 1st Edition

    By Penélope Plaza Azuaje

    This book unpacks the links between oil energy, state power, urban space and culture, by looking at the Petro-Socialist Venezuelan oil state. It challenges the disciplinary compartmentalisation of the analysis of the material and cultural effects of oil to demonstrate that within the Petrostate,…

    Hardback – 2019-01-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Place, Space and Politics

  • Natural and Artificial Bodies in Early Modern England: Literature, Natural Philosophy, Objects book cover

    Natural and Artificial Bodies in Early Modern England

    Literature, Natural Philosophy, Objects, 1st Edition

    By Alvin Snider

    This book brings contemporary ways of reconceptualizing the human relationship to things into conversation with seventeenth-century writing, exploring how the literature of the period intersected with changing understandings of the conceptual structure of matter, and how human beings might…

    Hardback – 2018-12-31 
    Routledge
    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

  • Japanese Popular Culture and Contents Tourism book cover

    Japanese Popular Culture and Contents Tourism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Philip A. Seaton, Takayoshi Yamamura

    Contents tourism is tourism induced by the contents (narratives, characters, locations and other creative elements) of films, novels, games, manga, anime, television dramas and other forms of popular culture. Amidst the boom in global interest in Japanese popular culture, the utilization of popular…

    Paperback – 2018-12-31 
    Routledge

  • The Reality of Artifacts: An Archaeological Perspective book cover

    The Reality of Artifacts

    An Archaeological Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Michael Chazan

    Artifacts are hybrids, both natural and cultural. They are also an essential component in the process of human evolution. In recent years, a wide range of disciplines, including cognitive science, sociology, art history, and anthropology, have all grappled with the nature of artifacts, leading to…

    Paperback – 2018-09-26
    Routledge

  • Addictive Consumption: Capitalism, Modernity and Excess book cover

    Addictive Consumption

    Capitalism, Modernity and Excess, 1st Edition

    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 – 2018-09-14
    Routledge

  • Seafood: Ocean to the Plate book cover

    Seafood

    Ocean to the Plate, 1st Edition

    By Shingo Hamada, Richard Wilk

    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 – 2018-09-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Series for Creative Teaching and Learning in Anthropology

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