Material Culture Products

  • Curating the Future

    Museums, Communities and Climate Change

    Edited by Jennifer Newell, Libby Robin, Kirsten Wehner

    Curating the Future: Museums, Communities and Climate Change explores the way museums tackle the broad global issue of climate change. It explores the power of real objects and collections to stir hearts and minds, to engage communities affected by change. Museums work through exhibitions, events,…

    Paperback – 2016-08-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Thinghood, Ethics, and Black Material Culture

    Up From Chattels

    By Sandy Alexandre

    This study looks at the role that fictional and actual material things play in black-American literature and culture. The book analyzes cultural products ranging from fictional literary narratives and black memorabilia to black inventions in order to glean an ethics from the transition of enslaved…

    Hardback – 2016-08-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • 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 – 2016-07-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • White Weddings

    Romancing Heterosexuality in Popular Culture, 3rd Edition

    By Chrys Ingraham

    This is a groundbreaking study of our culture's obsession with weddings. By examining popular films, commercials, magazines, advertising, television sitcoms and even children's toys, this book shows the pervasive influence of weddings in our culture and the important role they play in maintaining…

    Paperback – 2016-07-01 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-05-19 
    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 – 2016-03-01
    Routledge
    Archaeological Orientations

  • Dirt in Victorian Literature and Culture

    Writing Materiality

    By Sabine Schülting

    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

  • Home Life in China

    By Isaac Taylor Headland

    Originally published in 1914, this text describes L.T. Headland and his wife’s experience in China in the early twentieth century. With a focus on home life this study explores issues such as children, marriage and education as well as food, religion and concubinage as well as presenting anecdotes…

    Hardback – 2016-01-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Science in the Study of Ancient Egypt

    By Sonia Zakrzewski, Andrew Shortland, Joanne Rowland

    Science in the Study of Ancient Egypt takes an innovative and integrated approach to the use of scientific techniques and methodologies within the study of ancient Egypt. Accessibly demonstrating how to integrate scientific methodologies into Egyptology broadly, and in Egyptian archaeology in…

    Hardback – 2015-12-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Egyptology

  • Primitive Labour

    By L.H. Dudley Buxton

    Originally published in 1924, Dudley Buxton explores the evolution of primitive societies in relation to labour. This is mostly done by studying primitive inventions to try and understand how each of these inventions was used to contribute to everyday living and to develop the society’s material…

    Hardback – 2015-10-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • 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

  • Global Cities, Local Streets

    Everyday Diversity from New York to Shanghai

    By Sharon Zukin, Philip Kasinitz, Xiangming Chen

    Global Cities, Local Streets: Everyday Diversity from New York to Shanghai, a cutting-edge text/ethnography, reports on the rapidly expanding field of global, urban studies through a unique pairing of six teams of urban researchers from around the world. The authors present shopping streets…

    Paperback – 2015-07-14
    Routledge

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