Material Culture Products

  • Exploring the Materiality of Food 'Stuffs'

    Transformations, Symbolic Consumption and Embodiments

    Edited by Louise Steel, Katharina Zinn

    From remote antiquity to contemporary contexts, food and the ‘stuff’ of food remains central to people’s daily experiences as well as their sense and expression of identity. This volume explores the materiality of foodstuffs past and present, examining humanity’s intriguingly complex relationships…

    Hardback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • A Philosophy of Material Culture

    Action, Function, and Mind

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Cultural Property and Contested Ownership

    The trafficking of artefacts and the quest for restitution

    Edited by Brigitta Hauser-Schaublin, 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 – 2016-06-30
    Routledge

  • Storage in Ancient Complex Societies

    Administration, Organization, and Control

    Edited by Linda R. Manzanilla, Mitchell Rothman

    The ability to accumulate and store large amounts of goods is a key feature of complex societies in ancient times. Storage strategies reflect the broader economic and political organization of a society and changes in the development of control mechanisms in both administrative and…

    Hardback – 2016-05-18
    Routledge

  • Numismatic Archaeology of North America

    A Field Guide

    By Marjorie H. Akin, James C. Bard, Kevin Akin

    Numismatic Archaeology of North America is the first book to provide an archaeological overview of the coins and tokens found in a wide range of North American archaeological sites. It begins with a comprehensive and well-illustrated review of the various coins and tokens that circulated in North…

    Paperback – 2016-04-25
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-04-01
    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 – 2016-03-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Early Modern History

  • 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 – 2016-03-01
    Routledge
    Archaeological Orientations

  • Dirt in Victorian Literature and Culture

    Writing Materiality

    By Sabine Schulting

    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 – 2016-02-12
    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

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