Anthropology: Material Culture

  • 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

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2012-12-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • 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,…

    Hardback – 2012-05-24
    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…

    Hardback – 2012-03-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Heritage

  • The Thing about Museums: Objects and Experience, Representation and Contestation book cover

    The Thing about Museums

    Objects and Experience, Representation and Contestation, 1st Edition

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

    The Things about Museums constitutes a unique, highly diverse collection of essays unprecedented in existing books in either museum and heritage studies or material culture studies. Taking varied perspectives and presenting a range of case studies, the chapters all address objects in the context of…

    Hardback – 2011-08-31
    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…

    Hardback – 2010-07-22
    Routledge
    Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2010-04-08
    Routledge
    CRESC

  • Milk, Modernity and the Making of the Human: Purifying the Social book cover

    Milk, Modernity and the Making of the Human

    Purifying the Social, 1st Edition

    By Richie Nimmo

    This book undertakes a critique of the pervasive notion that human beings are separate from and elevated above the nonhuman world and explores its role in the constitution of modernity. The book presents a socio-material analysis of the British milk industry in the late nineteenth and early…

    Hardback – 2010-02-17
    Routledge
    CRESC

  • International Law and the Protection of Cultural Heritage book cover

    International Law and the Protection of Cultural Heritage

    1st Edition

    By Craig Forrest

    The world’s cultural heritage is under threat from war, illicit trafficking, social and economic upheaval, unregulated excavation and neglect. Over a period of almost fifty years, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation has adopted five international conventions that…

    Hardback – 2009-11-27
    Routledge

  • Making Japanese Heritage book cover

    Making Japanese Heritage

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christoph Brumann, Rupert A. Cox

    This book examines the making of heritage in contemporary Japan, investigating the ways in which particular objects, practices and institutions are ascribed public recognition and political significance. Through detailed ethnographic and historical case studies, it analyses the social, economic,…

    Hardback – 2009-09-29
    Routledge
    Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

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