Material Culture Products

  • The Archaeology of Art

    Materials, Practices, Affects

    By Andrew Cochrane, Andrew Meirion Jones

    How can archaeologists interpret ancient art and images if they do not treat them as symbols or signifiers of identity? Traditional approaches to the archaeology of art have borrowed from the history of art and the anthropology of art by focusing on iconography, meaning, communication and…

    Paperback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge
    Themes in Archaeology Series

  • Anthropology and Design

    By Adam Drazin

    Paperback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge

  • Displaced Things

    By Sandra H. Dudley

    Displaced Things explores the movements of material things from the starting point and perspective of the object. It does so through the lens of displacement, drawing on earlier work on forced migration and conceptualising displacement in relation to anthropological ritual theory. It aims not only…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge

  • Surfaces

    Transformations of Body, Materials and Earth

    Edited by Mike Anusas, Cris Simonetti

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Making Things Musical

    The Culture and Practice of Making Musical Objects

    By Gavin Carfoot

    Hardback – 2018-04-28 
    Routledge
    Music and Material Culture

  • The Archaeology of Portable Art

    Southeast Asian, Pacific, and Australian Perspectives

    Edited by Michelle Langley, Mirani Litster, Duncan Wright, Sally K May

    The development of complex cultural behaviour in our own species is perhaps the most significant research issue in modern archaeology. Until recently, it was believed that our capacity for language and art only developed after some of our ancestors reached Europe around 40,000 years ago.…

    Hardback – 2018-04-24 
    Routledge

  • The Persistence of Taste

    Art, Museums and Everyday Life After Bourdieu

    Edited by Malcolm Quinn, Dave Beech, Michael Lehnert, Carol Tulloch, Stephen Wilson

    This book offers an interdisciplinary analysis of taste in the wake of Pierre Bourdieu’s sociology of taste. It brings curators together with sociologists and art theorists and artists with design historians, art historians and cultural historians, with the common aim of developing rigorous and…

    Hardback – 2018-04-20 
    Routledge
    CRESC

  • Linguistic and Material Intimacies of Cell Phones

    Edited by Joshua A Bell, Joel Kuipers

    Linguistic and Material Intimacies of Cell Phones offers a detailed ethnographic and anthropological examination of the social, cultural, linguistic and material aspects of cell phones. With contributions from an international range of established and emerging scholars, this is a truly global…

    Hardback – 2018-04-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Subverting Consumerism

    Reuse in an Accelerated World

    Edited by Robert Crocker, Keri Chiveralls

    The dominant understanding of reuse for sustainability is a technical one, which assumes reuse’s benefits are limited to the new material, energy and emissions avoided by repurposing, but reuse is much more than that. Reuse and repurposing have always been part of human engagement with objects and…

    Hardback – 2018-03-30 
    Routledge
    Antinomies

  • Seafood

    Ocean to the Plate

    By Richard Wilk, Shingo Hamada

    Seafood draws on controversial themes in the interdisciplinary field of food studies, with case studies from different eras and geographic regions. Using familiar commodities, this accessible book will help students understand cutting-edge issues in sustainability and ask readers to think about the…

    Paperback – 2018-02-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Series for Creative Teaching and Learning in Anthropology

  • Language and Classification

    Meaning-Making in the Classification and Categorization of Ceramics

    By Allison Burkette

    This volume adopts a practice-based approach to examine the different ways in which classification is communicated and negotiated in different environments within archaeology. The book looks specifically at the archaeological classification of ceramics as a lens through which to examine the…

    Hardback – 2018-02-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics

  • Anthropology and Beauty

    From Aesthetics to Creativity

    Edited by Stephanie Bunn

    Organised around the theme of beauty, this innovative collection offers insight into the development of anthropological thinking on art, aesthetics and creativity in recent years. The volume incorporates current work on perception and generative processes, and seeks to move beyond a purely…

    Hardback – 2017-12-20 
    Routledge

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