Anthropology: Material Culture

  • Materializing Memory in Art and Popular Culture book cover

    Materializing Memory in Art and Popular Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Laszlo Muntean, Liedeke Plate, Anneke Smelik

    Memory matters. It matters because memory brings the past into the present, and opens it up to the future. But it also matters literally, because memory is mediated materially. Materiality is the stuff of memory. Meaningful objects that we love (or hate) function not only as aide-mémoire but are…

    Hardback – 2016-12-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Exploring the Materiality of Food 'Stuffs': Transformations, Symbolic Consumption and Embodiments book cover

    Exploring the Materiality of Food 'Stuffs'

    Transformations, Symbolic Consumption and Embodiments, 1st Edition

    Edited by Louise Steel, Katharina Zinn

    From remote antiquity to contemporary contexts, food and the ‘stuff’ of food remains central to people’s daily experiences as well as their sense and expression of identity. This volume explores the materiality of foodstuffs past and present, examining humanity’s intriguingly complex relationships…

    Hardback – 2016-11-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • Material Culture and Text: The Art of Ambiguity book cover

    Material Culture and Text

    The Art of Ambiguity, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Tilley

    Originally published in 1991, this is the first book-length exploration of post-structuralist discourse theory in archaeology. It tackles the most basic problem of historical and archaeological analysis - the relationship between text and artefact – in an analysis of prehistoric art fusing theory…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kate Fletcher, Mathilda Tham

    The clothing industry employs 25 million people globally contributing to many livelihoods and the prosperity of communities, to women’s independence, and the establishment of significant infrastructures in poorer countries. Yet the fashion industry is also a significant contributor to the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Materiality and Popular Culture: The Popular Life of Things book cover

    Materiality and Popular Culture

    The Popular Life of Things, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anna Malinowska, Karolina Lebek

    This book critically approaches contemporary meanings of materiality and discuses ways in which we understand, experience, and engage with objects through popular culture in our private, social and professional lives. Appropriating Arjun Appadurai’s famous phrase: "the social life of things", with…

    Hardback – 2016-09-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Class: Feminist and cultural perspectives book cover

    Class

    Feminist and cultural perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Ulrika Holgersson

    There is hardly any discussion of class that does not in some way relate to the theories of Marx and Weber. So profound was the impact of their ideas, that their writings are often perceived as the only original and  most reliable interpretations of class society. But Marx and Weber were neither…

    Paperback – 2016-08-30
    Routledge

  • Curating the Future: Museums, Communities and Climate Change book cover

    Curating the Future

    Museums, Communities and Climate Change, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jennifer Newell, Libby Robin, Kirsten Wehner

    Curating the Future: Museums, Communities and Climate Change explores the way museums tackle the broad global issue of climate change. It explores the power of real objects and collections to stir hearts and minds, to engage communities affected by change. Museums work through exhibitions, events,…

    Paperback – 2016-08-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • A Philosophy of Material Culture: Action, Function, and Mind book cover

    A Philosophy of Material Culture

    Action, Function, and Mind, 1st Edition

    By Beth Preston

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Cultural Property and Contested Ownership: The trafficking of artefacts and the quest for restitution book cover

    Cultural Property and Contested Ownership

    The trafficking of artefacts and the quest for restitution, 1st Edition

    Edited by Brigitta Hauser-Schäublin, Lyndel V. Prott

    Against the backdrop of international conventions and their implementation, Cultural Property and Contested Ownership explores how highly-valued cultural goods are traded and negotiated among diverging parties and their interests. Cultural artefacts, such as those kept and trafficked between art…

    Hardback – 2016-06-30
    Routledge

  • Elements of Architecture: Assembling archaeology, atmosphere and the performance of building spaces book cover

    Elements of Architecture

    Assembling archaeology, atmosphere and the performance of building spaces, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mikkel Bille, Tim Flohr Sorensen

    Elements of Architecture explores new ways of engaging architecture in archaeology. It conceives of architecture both as the physical evidence of past societies and as existing beyond the physical environment, considering how people in the past have not just dwelled in buildings but have existed…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01
    Routledge
    Archaeological Orientations

  • Science in the Study of Ancient Egypt book cover

    Science in the Study of Ancient Egypt

    1st Edition

    By Sonia Zakrzewski, Andrew Shortland, Joanne Rowland

    Science in the Study of Ancient Egypt takes an innovative and integrated approach to the use of scientific techniques and methodologies within the study of ancient Egypt. Accessibly demonstrating how to integrate scientific methodologies into Egyptology broadly, and in Egyptian archaeology in…

    Hardback – 2015-12-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Egyptology

  • An Archaeology of the Immaterial book cover

    An Archaeology of the Immaterial

    1st Edition

    By Victor Buchli

    An Archaeology of the Immaterial examines a highly significant but poorly understood aspect of material culture studies: the active rejection of the material world. Buchli argues that this is evident in a number of cultural projects, including anti-consumerism and asceticism, as well as other…

    Paperback – 2015-09-11
    Routledge

3Series in Material Culture

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