Anthropology: Material Culture

  • Witchcraft Confessions and Accusations book cover

    Witchcraft Confessions and Accusations

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mary Douglas

    Historians as well as anthropologists have contributed to this volume of studies on aspects of witchcraft in a variety of cultures and periods from Tudor England to twentieth-century Africa and New Guinea. Contributors include: Mary Douglas, Norman Cohn, Peter Brown, Keith Thomas, Alan Macfarlane,…

    Paperback – 2010-11-11

  • Rautahi: The Maoris of New Zealand book cover

    Rautahi: The Maoris of New Zealand

    1st Edition

    By Joan Metge

    A comprehensive study of the Maori in New Zealand, this book covers Maori history and culture, language and art and includes chapters on the following: · Basic concepts in Maori culture · Land · Kinship · Education · Association · Leadership & social control · The Marae · Hui · Maori and Pakeha ·…

    Paperback – 2010-11-11

  • Material Powers: Cultural Studies, History and the Material Turn book cover

    Material Powers

    Cultural Studies, History and the Material Turn, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tony Bennett, Patrick Joyce

    This edited collection is a major contribution to the current development of a ‘material turn’ in the social sciences and humanities.  It does so by exploring new understandings of how power is made up and exercised by examining the role of material infrastructures in the organization of state…

    Paperback – 2010-10-04

  • Material Connections in the Ancient Mediterranean: Mobility, Materiality and Identity book cover

    Material Connections in the Ancient Mediterranean

    Mobility, Materiality and Identity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter van Dommelen, A. Bernard Knapp

    Material Connections eschews outdated theory, tainted by colonialist attitudes, and develops a new cultural and historical understanding of how factors such as mobility, materiality, conflict and co-presence impacted on the formation of identity in the ancient Mediterranean. Fighting against ‘…

    Paperback – 2010-09-23

  • Museum Materialities: Objects, Engagements, Interpretations book cover

    Museum Materialities

    Objects, Engagements, Interpretations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sandra Dudley

    This is an innovative interdisciplinary book about objects and people within museums and galleries. It addresses fundamental issues of human sensory, emotional and aesthetic experience of objects. The chapters explore ways and contexts in which things and people mutually interact, and raise…

    Paperback – 2009-11-16

  • Watching TV Is Not Required: Thinking About Media and Thinking About Thinking book cover

    Watching TV Is Not Required

    Thinking About Media and Thinking About Thinking, 1st Edition

    By Bernard McGrane, John Gunderson

    This book uses a social world–today's undergraduate students' ubiquitous everyday experience of television–as a vehicle for helping awaken students to the true possibilities for learning and their responsibilities inherent in achieving those goals. The book also introduces students to the social…

    Paperback – 2009-10-21
    Sociology Re-Wired

  • The Object Reader book cover

    The Object Reader

    1st Edition

    Edited by Fiona Candlin, Raiford Guins

    This unique collection frames the classic debates on objects and aims to generate new ones by reshaping the ways in which the object can be taught and studied, from a wide variety of disciplines and fields. The Object Reader elucidates objects in many of their diverse roles, dynamics and capacities…

    Paperback – 2009-02-17
    In Sight: Visual Culture

  • White Weddings: Romancing Heterosexuality in Popular Culture book cover

    White Weddings

    Romancing Heterosexuality in Popular Culture, 2nd Edition

    By Chrys Ingraham

    This is a groundbreaking study of our culture's obsession with weddings. By examining popular films, commercials, magazines, advertising, television sitcoms and even children's toys, this book shows the pervasive influence of weddings in our culture and the important role they play in maintaining…

    Paperback – 2008-01-31

  • Thinking Through Things: Theorising Artefacts Ethnographically book cover

    Thinking Through Things

    Theorising Artefacts Ethnographically, 1st Edition

    Edited by Amiria Henare, Martin Holbraad, Sari Wastell

    Drawing upon the work of some of the most influential theorists in the field, Thinking Through Things demonstrates the quiet revolution growing in anthropology and its related disciplines, shifting its philosophical foundations. The first text to offer a direct and provocative challenge…

    Paperback – 2006-11-30

  • Uses of Heritage book cover

    Uses of Heritage

    1st Edition

    By Laurajane Smith

    Examining international case studies including USA, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Laurajane Smith identifies and explores the use of heritage throughout the world. Challenging the idea that heritage value is self-evident, and that things must be preserved because they have an inherent…

    Paperback – 2006-08-16

  • The Future of Visual Anthropology: Engaging the Senses book cover

    The Future of Visual Anthropology

    Engaging the Senses, 1st Edition

    By Sarah Pink

    From an eminent author in the field, The Future of Visual Anthropology develops a new approach to visual anthropology and presents a groundbreaking examination of developments within the field and the way forward for the subdiscipline in the twenty-first century. The explosion of visual media in…

    Paperback – 2005-12-22

  • Photographs Objects Histories: On the Materiality of Images book cover

    Photographs Objects Histories

    On the Materiality of Images, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elizabeth Edwards, Janice Hart

    This innovative volume explores the idea that while photographs are images, they are also objects, and this materiality is integral to their meaning and use. The case studies presented focus on photographs active in different institutional, political, religious and domestic spheres, where physical…

    Paperback – 2004-03-25

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