Anthropology: Material Culture

  • Counterfeit Itineraries in the Global South: The human consequences of piracy in China and Brazil book cover

    Counterfeit Itineraries in the Global South

    The human consequences of piracy in China and Brazil, 1st Edition

    By Rosana Pinheiro-Machado

    At the end of the 1970s, Chinese merchandise moved to Brazil via Paraguay, forming an on-the-margins-of-the-law trade chain involving the production, distribution, and consumption of cheap goods. Economic changes in the twenty-first century, including the enforcement of intellectual property rights…

    Hardback – 2017-08-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Design book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Design

    1st Edition

    Edited by Rachel Beth Egenhoefer

    The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Design considers the design, not only of artifacts, but of structures, systems, and interactions that bear our decisions and identities in the context of sustaining our shared planet.  In addressing issues of design for global impact, behavior change, systems…

    Hardback – 2017-08-07
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Composing Processes and Artistic Agency: Tacit Knowledge in Composing book cover

    Composing Processes and Artistic Agency

    Tacit Knowledge in Composing, 1st Edition

    By Tasos Zembylas, Martin Niederauer

    This monograph carries out an in-depth investigation into compositional processes, shedding new light on the components and conditions that constitute artistic agency. Artistic agency relies on the interlocking of such activities that emerge from various propositional and…

    Hardback – 2017-07-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Home Life in China book cover

    Home Life in China

    1st Edition

    By Isaac Taylor Headland

    Originally published in 1914, this text describes L.T. Headland and his wife’s experience in China in the early twentieth century. With a focus on home life this study explores issues such as children, marriage and education as well as food, religion and concubinage as well as presenting anecdotes…

    Paperback – 2017-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Kit: Fashioning the Sporting Body book cover

    Kit: Fashioning the Sporting Body

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jean Williams

    This is the first edited collection of its kind to analyse the distinct but overlapping topics of dress, costume, sport and leisure history. For researchers of bodily adornment and movement, sport and costume history are both primarily concerned with industrial practice and embodied experience. The…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
    Routledge

  • Narrating Objects, Collecting Stories book cover

    Narrating Objects, Collecting Stories

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sandra H. Dudley, Amy Jane Barnes, Jennifer Binnie, Julia Petrov, Jennifer Walklate

    Narrating Objects, Collecting Stories is a wide-ranging collection of essays exploring the stories that can be told by and about objects and those who choose to collect them. Examining objects and collecting in different historical, social and institutional contexts, an international,…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge

  • Cultural Heritage and Prisoners of War: Creativity Behind Barbed Wire book cover

    Cultural Heritage and Prisoners of War

    Creativity Behind Barbed Wire, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gilly Carr, Harold Mytum

    This book focuses on the numerous examples of creativity produced by POWs and civilian internees during their captivity, including: paintings, cartoons, craftwork, needlework, acting, musical compositions, magazine and newspaper articles, wood carving, and recycled Red Cross tins turned into plates…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Heritage

  • Cultural Hybridity: Contradictions and Dilemmas book cover

    Cultural Hybridity

    Contradictions and Dilemmas, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kwok-Bun Chan

    This book brings together a group of scholars from diverse disciplines to interrogate everyday life events in various interpersonal and organizational contexts so as to answer an age-old question: what happens when (carriers of) cultures meet, or, when East meets West? The contributors to this…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge

  • Toward an Anthropology of Ambient Sound book cover

    Toward an Anthropology of Ambient Sound

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christine Guillebaud

    This volume approaches the issue of ambient sound through the ethnographic exploration of different cultural contexts including Italy, India, Egypt, France, Ethiopia, Scotland, Spain, Portugal, and Japan. It examines social, religious, and aesthetic conceptions of sound environments, what types of…

    Hardback – 2017-05-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Material Worlds: Archaeology, Consumption, and the Road to Modernity book cover

    Material Worlds

    Archaeology, Consumption, and the Road to Modernity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Barbara J. Heath, Eleanor E. Breen, Lori A. Lee

    Material Worlds examines consumption from an archaeological perspective, broadly exploring the intersection of social relations and objects through the processes of production, distribution, use, reuse, and discard. Interrogating individual objects as well as considering the contexts in which acts…

    Hardback – 2017-03-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • Endangerment, Biodiversity and Culture book cover

    Endangerment, Biodiversity and Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Fernando Vidal, Nélia Dias

    The notion of Endangerment stands at the heart of a network of concepts, values and practices dealing with objects and beings considered threatened by extinction, and with the procedures aimed at preserving them. Usually animated by a sense of urgency and citizenship, identifying endangered…

    Paperback – 2017-02-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Comparativism in Art History book cover

    Comparativism in Art History

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jaś Elsner

    Featuring some of the major voices in the world of art history, this volume explores the methodological aspects of comparison in the historiography of the discipline. The chapters assess the strengths and weaknesses of comparative practice in the history of art, and consider the larger issue of the…

    Hardback – 2017-02-08
    Routledge
    Studies in Art Historiography

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