Material Culture Products

  • Cultural Property and Contested Ownership

    The Trafficking of Artefacts and the Quest for Restitution

    Edited by Brigitta Hauser-Schäublin, Lyndel V. Prott

    Against the backdrop of international conventions and their implementation, Cultural Property and Contested Ownership explores how highly-valued cultural goods are traded and negotiated among diverging parties and their interests. Cultural artefacts, such as those kept and trafficked between art…

    Hardback – 2016-05-06 
    Routledge

  • Dynastic Colonialism

    Gender, Materiality and the Early Modern House of Orange-Nassau

    By Susan Broomhall, Jacqueline Van Gent

    Dynastic Colonialism analyses how women and men employed objects in particular places across the world during the early modern period in order to achieve the remarkable expansion of the House of Orange-Nassau. Susan Broomhall and Jacqueline Van Gent explore how the House emerged as a leading force…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Early Modern History

  • Historical Racialized Toys in the United States

    By Christopher P. Barton, Kyle Somerville

    This book explores the history of children’s toys and games bearing racial stereotypes, and the role these objects played in the creation and maintenance of structures of racialism and racism in the United States, from approximately 1865 to the 1930s. This time period is one in which the creation…

    Paperback – 2016-03-31 
    Routledge

  • Elements of Architecture

    Assembling archaeology, atmosphere and the performance of building spaces

    Edited by Mikkel Bille, Tim Flohr Sorensen

    Elements of Architecture explores new ways of engaging architecture in archaeology. It conceives of architecture both as the physical evidence of past societies and as existing beyond the physical environment, considering how people in the past have not just dwelled in buildings but have existed…

    Hardback – 2016-03-28 
    Routledge
    Archaeological Orientations

  • 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 – 2016-02-24 
    Routledge
    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
    Routledge

  • 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
    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
    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
    Routledge

  • 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
    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
    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
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

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