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  • Dirt in Victorian Literature and Culture

    Writing Materiality

    By Sabine Schuelting

    Addressing the Victorian obsession with the sordid materiality of modern life, this book studies dirt in nineteenth-century English literature and the Victorian cultural imagination. Dirt litters Victorian writing – industrial novels, literature about the city, slum fiction, bluebooks, and the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-15 
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

  • An Archaeology of the Immaterial

    By Victor Buchli

    An Archaeology of the Immaterial examines a highly significant but poorly understood aspect of material culture studies: the active rejection of the material world. Buchli argues that this is evident in a number of cultural projects, including anti-consumerism and asceticism, as well as other…

    Paperback – 2015-09-11

  • Heritage and Memory of War

    Responses from Small Islands

    Edited by Gilly Carr, Keir Reeves

    Every large nation in the world was directly or indirectly affected by the impact of war during the course of the twentieth century, and while the historical narratives of war of these nations are well known, far less is understood about how small islands coped. These islands – often not nations in…

    Hardback – 2015-04-20
    Routledge Studies in Heritage

  • Debating Archaeological Empiricism

    The Ambiguity of Material Evidence

    Edited by Charlotta Hillerdal, Johannes Siapkas

    Debating Archaeological Empiricism examines the current intellectual turn in archaeology, primarily in its prehistoric and classical branches, characterized by a return to the archaeological evidence. Each chapter in the book approaches the empirical from a different angle, illuminating…

    Hardback – 2015-03-17
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • Material Evidence

    Learning from Archaeological Practice

    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

  • The Archaeology of Bronze Age Iberia

    Argaric Societies

    By Gonzalo Aranda Jimenez, Sandra Montón Subías, Margarita Sánchez Romero

    After more than a century of research, an enormous body of scientific literature in the field of El Argar studies has been generated, comprising some 700 bibliographic items. No fully-updated synthesis of the literature is available at the moment; recent works deal only with specific…

    Hardback – 2014-12-10
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • Conserving Cultural Landscapes

    Challenges and New Directions

    Edited by Ken Taylor, Archer St. Clair, Nora J. Mitchell

    New approaches to both cultural landscapes and historic urban landscapes increasingly recognize the need to guide future change, rather than simply protecting the fabric of the past. Challenging traditional notions of historic preservation, Conserving Cultural Landscapes takes a dynamic…

    Hardback – 2014-10-28
    Routledge Studies in Heritage

  • Sharing Archaeology

    Academe, Practice and the Public

    Edited by Peter Stone, Zhao Hui

    As a discipline, Archaeology has developed rapidly over the last half-century. The increase in so-called ‘public archaeology,’ with its wide range of television programming, community projects, newspaper articles, and enhanced site-based interpretation has taken archaeology from a closed academic…

    Hardback – 2014-09-05
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • Knowledge Networks and Craft Traditions in the Ancient World

    Material Crossovers

    Edited by Katharina Rebay-Salisbury, Ann Brysbaert, Lin Foxhall

    This edited volume investigates knowledge networks based on materials and associated technologies in Prehistoric Europe and the Classical Mediterranean. It emphasises the significance of material objects to the construction, maintenance, and collapse of networks of various forms – which are central…

    Hardback – 2014-08-15
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • Hadrian's Wall and the End of Empire

    The Roman Frontier in the 4th and 5th Centuries

    By Rob Collins

    There is no synthetic or comprehensive treatment of any late Roman frontier in the English language to date, despite the political and economic significance of the frontiers in the late antique period. Examining Hadrian’s Wall and the Roman frontier of northern England from the fourth century into…

    Paperback – 2014-07-17
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • An Archaeology of Materials

    Substantial Transformations in Early Prehistoric Europe

    By Chantal Conneller

    An Archaeology of Materials sets out a new approach to the study of raw materials. Traditional understandings of materials in archaeology (and in western thought more widely) have failed to acknowledge both the complexity and, moreover, the benefits of an analysis of materials. Here Conneller…

    Paperback – 2014-05-30
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • Museum Gallery Interpretation and Material Culture

    Edited by Juliette Fritsch

    Museum Gallery Interpretation and Material Culture publishes the proceedings of the first annual Sackler Centre for Arts Education conference at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London. The conference launched the annual series by addressing the question of how gallery interpretation…

    Paperback – 2014-05-30
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

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