Anthropology: Material Culture

  • 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

  • The Archaeology of Portable Art: Southeast Asian, Pacific, and Australian Perspectives book cover

    The Archaeology of Portable Art

    Southeast Asian, Pacific, and Australian Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michelle Langley, Mirani Litster, Duncan Wright, Sally K May

    The development of complex cultural behaviour in our own species is perhaps the most significant research issue in modern archaeology. Until recently, it was believed that our capacity for language and art only developed after some of our ancestors reached Europe around 40,000 years ago.…

    Hardback – 2018-05-03
    Routledge

  • Linguistic and Material Intimacies of Cell Phones book cover

    Linguistic and Material Intimacies of Cell Phones

    1st Edition

    Edited by Joshua A. Bell, Joel C. Kuipers

    Linguistic and Material Intimacies of Cell Phones offers a detailed ethnographic and anthropological examination of the social, cultural, linguistic and material aspects of cell phones. With contributions from an international range of established and emerging scholars, this is a truly global…

    Hardback – 2018-04-12
    Routledge

  • Language and Classification: Meaning-Making in the Classification and Categorization of Ceramics book cover

    Language and Classification

    Meaning-Making in the Classification and Categorization of Ceramics, 1st Edition

    By Allison Burkette

    This volume adopts a practice-based approach to examine the different ways in which classification is communicated and negotiated in different environments within archaeology. The book looks specifically at the archaeological classification of ceramics as a lens through which to examine the…

    Hardback – 2018-02-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics

  • Anthropology and Beauty: From Aesthetics to Creativity book cover

    Anthropology and Beauty

    From Aesthetics to Creativity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stephanie Bunn

    Organised around the theme of beauty, this innovative collection offers insight into the development of anthropological thinking on art, aesthetics and creativity in recent years. The volume incorporates current work on perception and generative processes, and seeks to move beyond a purely…

    Hardback – 2018-01-25
    Routledge

  • Unpacking IKEA: Swedish Design for the Purchasing Masses book cover

    Unpacking IKEA

    Swedish Design for the Purchasing Masses, 1st Edition

    By Pauline Garvey

    This book represents the first anthropological ethnography of Ikea consumption and goes to the heart of understanding the unique and at times frantic popularity of this one iconic transnational store. Based on a year of participant observation in Stockholm’s Kungens Kurva store – the largest in the…

    Paperback – 2017-11-23
    Routledge
    CRESC

  • Collecting and Displaying China's “Summer Palace” in the West: The Yuanmingyuan in Britain and France book cover

    Collecting and Displaying China's “Summer Palace” in the West

    The Yuanmingyuan in Britain and France, 1st Edition

    Edited by Louise Tythacott

    In October 1860, at the culmination of the Second Opium War, British and French troops looted and destroyed one of the most important palace complexes in imperial China—the Yuanmingyuan. Known in the West as the "Summer Palace," this site consisted of thousands of buildings housing a vast art…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31
    Routledge
    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

  • The Agency of Things in Medieval and Early Modern Art: Materials, Power and Manipulation book cover

    The Agency of Things in Medieval and Early Modern Art

    Materials, Power and Manipulation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Grażyna Jurkowlaniec, Ika Matyjaszkiewicz, Zuzanna Sarnecka

    This volume explores the late medieval and early modern periods from the perspective of objects. While the agency of things has been studied in anthropology and archaeology, it is an innovative approach for art historical investigations. Each contributor takes as a point of departure active things:…

    Hardback – 2017-10-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Commodities and Culture in the Colonial World book cover

    Commodities and Culture in the Colonial World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Supriya Chaudhuri, Josephine McDonagh, Brian H. Murray, Rajeswari Sunder Rajan

    Commodity, culture and colonialism are intimately related and mutually constitutive. The desire for commodities drove colonial expansion at the same time that colonial expansion fuelled technological invention, created new markets for goods, displaced populations and transformed local and…

    Hardback – 2017-08-30
    Routledge
    Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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