Anthropology: Material Culture

  • 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

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

    The Materiality of Mourning

    Cross-disciplinary Perspectives, 1st Edition

    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 – 2018-08-02
    Routledge

  • Socio-Cultural Mobility and Mega-Events: Ethics and Aesthetics in Brazil’s 2014 World Cup book cover

    Socio-Cultural Mobility and Mega-Events

    Ethics and Aesthetics in Brazil’s 2014 World Cup, 1st Edition

    By Rodanthi Tzanelli

    In June 2014, Brazil opened the twentieth FIFA World Cup with a spectacular ceremony. Hosting the World Cup was a strategic developmental priority for Brazil: mega-events such as these allow the country to be ranked amongst the world’s political and economic leaders, and are supposed to propel the…

    Paperback – 2018-07-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Subverting Consumerism: Reuse in an Accelerated World book cover

    Subverting Consumerism

    Reuse in an Accelerated World, 1st Edition

    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 – 2018-07-26
    Routledge
    Antinomies

  • 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 – 2018-07-25
    Routledge

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

    New York: Art and Cultural Capital of the Gilded Age

    1st Edition

    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 – 2018-07-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Love Letters: Saving Romance in the Digital Age book cover

    Love Letters

    Saving Romance in the Digital Age, 1st Edition

    By Michelle Janning

    In today’s world of Tinder and texting, do we write and save love letters anymore? Are we more likely to save a screenshot of a text exchange or a box of paper letters from a lover? How might these different ways to store a love letter make us feel? Sociologist Michelle Janning’s Love Letters:…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Series for Creative Teaching and Learning in Anthropology

  • The Archaeology of Art: Materials, Practices, Affects book cover

    The Archaeology of Art

    Materials, Practices, Affects, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Meirion Jones, Andrew Cochrane

    How can archaeologists interpret ancient art and images if they do not treat them as symbols or signifiers of identity? Traditional approaches to the archaeology of art have borrowed from the history of art and the anthropology of art by focusing on iconography, meaning, communication and…

    Paperback – 2018-06-11
    Routledge
    Themes in Archaeology Series

  • Alimentary Performances: Mimesis, Theatricality, and Cuisine book cover

    Alimentary Performances

    Mimesis, Theatricality, and Cuisine, 1st Edition

    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 – 2018-06-08
    Routledge

  • Materializing Gender in Eighteenth-Century Europe book cover

    Materializing Gender in Eighteenth-Century Europe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jennifer G. Germann, Heidi A. Strobel

    Art history has enriched the study of material culture as a scholarly field. This interdisciplinary volume enhances this literature through the contributors' engagement with gender as the conceptual locus of analysis in terms of femininity, masculinity, and the spaces in between. Collectively,…

    Paperback – 2018-06-01
    Routledge

  • Orthodox Christian Material Culture: Of People and Things in the Making of Heaven book cover

    Orthodox Christian Material Culture

    Of People and Things in the Making of Heaven, 1st Edition

    By Timothy Carroll

    Although much has been written on the making of art objects as a means of engaging in creative productions of the self (most famously Alfred Gell’s work), there has been very little written on Orthodox Christianity and its use of material within religious self-formation. Eastern Orthodox…

    Hardback – 2018-05-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • The Persistence of Taste: Art, Museums and Everyday Life After Bourdieu book cover

    The Persistence of Taste

    Art, Museums and Everyday Life After Bourdieu, 1st Edition

    Edited by Malcolm Quinn, Dave Beech, Michael Lehnert, Carol Tulloch, Stephen Wilson

    This book offers an interdisciplinary analysis of the social practice of taste in the wake of Pierre Bourdieu’s sociology of taste. For the first time, this book unites sociologists and other social scientists with artists and curators, art theorists and art educators, and art, design and cultural…

    Hardback – 2018-05-10
    Routledge
    CRESC

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