Anthropology: Material Culture

  • Global Cities, Local Streets: Everyday Diversity from New York to Shanghai book cover

    Global Cities, Local Streets

    Everyday Diversity from New York to Shanghai, 1st Edition

    By Sharon Zukin, Philip Kasinitz, Xiangming Chen

    Global Cities, Local Streets: Everyday Diversity from New York to Shanghai, a cutting-edge text/ethnography, reports on the rapidly expanding field of global, urban studies through a unique pairing of six teams of urban researchers from around the world. The authors present shopping streets…

    Paperback – 2015-07-14
    Routledge

  • Anthropology of Religion: The Basics book cover

    Anthropology of Religion: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By James S Bielo

    Anthropology of Religion: The Basics is an accessible and engaging introductory text organized around key issues that all anthropologists of religion face. This book uses a wide range of historical and ethnographic examples to address not only what is studied by anthropologists of religion, but how…

    Paperback – 2015-03-23
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Lived Economies of Default: Consumer Credit, Debt Collection and the Capture of Affect book cover

    Lived Economies of Default

    Consumer Credit, Debt Collection and the Capture of Affect, 1st Edition

    By Joe Deville

    Consumer credit borrowing – using credit cards, store cards and personal loans – is an important and routine part of many of our lives. But what happens when these everyday forms of borrowing go ‘bad’, when people start to default on their loans and when they cannot, or will not, repay? It is this…

    Hardback – 2015-02-11
    Routledge
    CRESC

  • The Tombs of Pompeii: Organization, Space, and Society book cover

    The Tombs of Pompeii

    Organization, Space, and Society, 1st Edition

    By Virginia L. Campbell

    This book offers a comprehensive overview of the tombs of Pompeii and its immediate environs, examining the funerary culture of the population, delving into the importance of social class and self-representation, and developing a broad understanding of Pompeii’s funerary epigraphy and business. The…

    Hardback – 2014-12-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

  • Material Evidence: Learning from Archaeological Practice book cover

    Material Evidence

    Learning from Archaeological Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robert Chapman, Alison Wylie

    How do archaeologists make effective use of physical traces and material culture as repositories of evidence? Material Evidence takes a resolutely case-based approach to this question, exploring instances of exemplary practice, key challenges, instructive failures, and innovative developments in…

    Paperback – 2014-12-12
    Routledge

  • Roads and Anthropology: Ethnography, Infrastructures, (Im)mobility book cover

    Roads and Anthropology

    Ethnography, Infrastructures, (Im)mobility, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dimitris Dalakoglou, Penelope Harvey

    Roads and the powerful sense of mobility that they promise carry us back and forth between the sweeping narratives of globalisation, and the specific, tangible materialities of particular times and places. Indeed, despite the fact that roads might, by comparison with the sparkling agility of…

    Hardback – 2014-10-21
    Routledge

  • A History of Global Consumption: 1500 - 1800 book cover

    A History of Global Consumption

    1500 - 1800, 1st Edition

    By Ina Baghdiantz McCabe

    In A History of Global Consumption: 1500 – 1800, Ina Baghdiantz McCabe examines the history of consumption throughout the early modern period using a combination of chronological and thematic discussion, taking a comprehensive and wide-reaching view of a subject that has long been on the historical…

    Paperback – 2014-08-19
    Routledge

  • What Objects Mean: An Introduction to Material Culture book cover

    What Objects Mean

    An Introduction to Material Culture, 2nd Edition

    By Arthur Asa Berger

    Arthur Asa Berger, author of an array of texts in communication, popular culture, and social theory, is back with the second edition of his popular, user-friendly guide for students who want to understand the social meanings of objects. In this broadly interdisciplinary text, Berger takes the…

    Paperback – 2014-06-01
    Routledge

  • Fashion Theory: An Introduction book cover

    Fashion Theory

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Malcolm Barnard

    Fashion is both big business and big news. From models’ eating disorders and sweated labour to the glamour of a new season's trends, statements and arguments about fashion and the fashion industry can be found in every newspaper, consumer website and fashion blog. Books which define, analyse and…

    Paperback – 2014-03-26
    Routledge

  • Ways of Sensing: Understanding the Senses In Society book cover

    Ways of Sensing

    Understanding the Senses In Society, 1st Edition

    By David Howes, Constance Classen

    Ways of Sensing is a stimulating exploration of the cultural, historical and political dimensions of the world of the senses. The book spans a wide range of settings and makes comparisons between different cultures and epochs, revealing the power and diversity of sensory expressions across time and…

    Paperback – 2013-10-31
    Routledge

  • Making: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art and Architecture book cover

    Making

    Anthropology, Archaeology, Art and Architecture, 1st Edition

    By Tim Ingold

    Making creates knowledge, builds environments and transforms lives. Anthropology, archaeology, art and architecture are all ways of making, and all are dedicated to exploring the conditions and potentials of human life. In this exciting book, Tim Ingold ties the four disciplines together in a way…

    Paperback – 2013-03-21
    Routledge

  • Japanese Women, Class and the Tea Ceremony: The voices of tea practitioners in northern Japan book cover

    Japanese Women, Class and the Tea Ceremony

    The voices of tea practitioners in northern Japan, 1st Edition

    By Kaeko Chiba

    This book examines the complex relationship between class and gender dynamics among tea ceremony (chadō) practitioners in Japan. Focusing on practitioners in a provincial city, Akita, the book surveys the rigid, hierarchical chadō system at grass roots level. Making critical use of Bourdieu’s idea…

    Paperback – 2013-01-29
    Routledge
    Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

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