Anthropology: Material Culture

  • The Mobility of People and Things in the Early Modern Mediterranean: The Art of Travel book cover

    The Mobility of People and Things in the Early Modern Mediterranean

    The Art of Travel, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elisabeth A. Fraser

    For centuries artists, diplomats, and merchants served as cultural intermediaries in the Mediterranean. Stationed in port cities and other entrepôts of the Mediterranean, these go-betweens forged intercultural connections even as they negotiated and sometimes promoted cultural misunderstandings.…

    Hardback – 2019-09-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Residues of Death: Disposal Refigured book cover

    Residues of Death

    Disposal Refigured, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tamara Kohn, Martin Gibbs, Bjorn Nansen, Luke van Ryn

    This book provides a critical overview of the changing ways people mourn, commemorate and interact with the remains of the dead, including bodies, materials and digital artefacts. It focuses on how residues of death persist and circulate through different spaces, materials, data and mediated…

    Hardback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge

  • Object-Oriented Cartography: Maps as Things book cover

    Object-Oriented Cartography

    Maps as Things, 1st Edition

    By Tania Rossetto

    Object-Oriented Cartography provides an innovative perspective on the changing nature of maps and cartographic study. Through a renewed theoretical reading of contemporary cartography, this book acknowledges the shifted interest from cartographic representation to mapping practice and proposes an…

    Hardback – 2019-05-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • Injecting Bodies in More-than-Human Worlds book cover

    Injecting Bodies in More-than-Human Worlds

    1st Edition

    By Fay Dennis

    Drug use is widely understood in terms of its subjects, substances and settings. But what happens when these distinctions start to blur? Injecting Bodies in More-than-Human Worlds moves away from a hierarchical conceptualisation of drug use based on its subjects and their objects, offering unique…

    Hardback – 2019-03-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • The Culture of Ships and Maritime Narratives book cover

    The Culture of Ships and Maritime Narratives

    1st Edition

    Edited by Chryssanthi Papadopoulou

    The ship transcends the descriptive categories of place, vehicle and artefact; it is a cosmos, which requires its own cosmology. This is the subject matter of this volume, which falls within the broader, flourishing sub-field of maritime anthropology. Specifically, the volume first investigates the…

    Hardback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    British School at Athens - Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies

  • Medical Materialities: Toward a Material Culture of Medical Anthropology book cover

    Medical Materialities

    Toward a Material Culture of Medical Anthropology, 1st Edition

    Edited by Aaron Parkhurst, Timothy Carroll

    Medical Materialities investigates possible points of cross-fertilisation between medical anthropology and material culture studies, and considers the successes and limitations of both sub-disciplines as they attempt to understand places, practices, methods, and cultures of healing. The editors…

    Hardback – 2019-01-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Health and Medical Anthropology

  • Culture as Renewable Oil: How Territory, Bureaucratic Power and Culture Coalesce in the Venezuelan Petrostate book cover

    Culture as Renewable Oil

    How Territory, Bureaucratic Power and Culture Coalesce in the Venezuelan Petrostate, 1st Edition

    By Penélope Plaza Azuaje

    This book unpacks the links between oil energy, state power, urban space and culture, by looking at the Petro-Socialist Venezuelan oil state. It challenges the disciplinary compartmentalisation of the analysis of the material and cultural effects of oil to demonstrate that within the Petrostate,…

    Hardback – 2018-12-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Place, Space and Politics

  • The Materiality of Mourning: Cross-disciplinary Perspectives book cover

    The Materiality of Mourning

    Cross-disciplinary Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Zahra Newby, Ruth Toulson

    Tangible remains play an important role in our relationships with the dead; they are pivotal to how we remember, mourn and grieve. The chapters in this volume analyse a diverse range of objects and their role in the processes of grief and mourning, with contributions by scholars in anthropology,…

    Hardback – 2018-08-02
    Routledge

  • Subverting Consumerism: Reuse in an Accelerated World book cover

    Subverting Consumerism

    Reuse in an Accelerated World, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robert Crocker, Keri Chiveralls

    There is now a widespread interest in reuse in many domains, from opera houses built over old warehouses, to vintage clothes and everyday goods incorporating repurposed materials or parts. Despite its ubiquity, this extensive creative work is typically seen in narrowly environmental terms, as a…

    Hardback – 2018-07-26
    Routledge
    Antinomies

  • New York: Art and Cultural Capital of the Gilded Age book cover

    New York: Art and Cultural Capital of the Gilded Age

    1st Edition

    Edited by Margaret R. Laster, Chelsea Bruner

    Fueled by a flourishing capitalist economy, undergirded by advancements in architectural design and urban infrastructure, and patronized by growing bourgeois and elite classes, New York’s built environment was dramatically transformed in the 1870s and 1880s. This book argues that this constituted…

    Hardback – 2018-07-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Orthodox Christian Material Culture: Of People and Things in the Making of Heaven book cover

    Orthodox Christian Material Culture

    Of People and Things in the Making of Heaven, 1st Edition

    By Timothy Carroll

    Although much has been written on the making of art objects as a means of engaging in creative productions of the self (most famously Alfred Gell’s work), there has been very little written on Orthodox Christianity and its use of material within religious self-formation. Eastern Orthodox…

    Hardback – 2018-05-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • 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

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