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  • Natural and Artificial Bodies in Early Modern England

    Literature, Natural Philosophy, Objects

    By Alvin Snider

    This book brings contemporary ways of reconceptualizing the human relationship to things into conversation with seventeenth-century writing, exploring how the literature of the period intersected with changing understandings of the conceptual structure of matter, and how human beings might…

    Hardback – 2016-12-31 
    Routledge
    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

  • Anthropology and/as Education

    Anthropology, Art, Architecture and Design

    By Tim Ingold

    Anthropology is a generous, open-ended, comparative and yet critical inquiry into the conditions and possibilities of life in the one world we all inhabit. This book is premised on the claim that these principles – of generosity, open-endedness, comparison and criticality – are also cornerstones of…

    Paperback – 2016-12-31 
    Routledge

  • Materializing Memory in Art and Popular Culture

    Edited by Laszlo Muntean, Liedeke Plate, Anneke Smelik

    Memory matters. It matters because memory brings the past into the present, and opens it up to the future. But it also matters literally, because memory is mediated materially. Materiality is the stuff of memory. Meaningful objects that we love (or hate) function not only as aide-mémoire but are…

    Hardback – 2016-12-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • 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 – 2016-12-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Series for Creative Teaching and Learning 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 the human engagement with objects…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge
    Antinomies

  • Early Modern Merchants as Collectors

    Edited by Christina M. Anderson

    Early Modern Merchants as Collectors encourages the rethinking of collecting not as an elite, often aristocratic pursuit, but rather as a vital activity that has engaged many different groups within society. The essays included in this volume consider merchants not only as important collectors in…

    Hardback – 2016-11-29 
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Graffiti and Street Art

    Reading, Writing and Representing the City

    Edited by Konstantinos Avramidis, Myrto Tsilimpounidi

    Graffiti and street art images are ubiquitous, and they enjoy a very special place in collective imaginary due to their ambiguous nature. Sometimes enigmatic in meaning, often stylistically crude and aesthetically aggressive, yet always visually arresting, they fill our field of vision with texts…

    Hardback – 2016-11-18 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Japanese Popular Culture and Contents Tourism

    Edited by Philip A. Seaton, Takayoshi Yamamura

    Contents tourism is tourism induced by the contents (narratives, characters, locations and other creative elements) of films, novels, games, manga, anime, television dramas and other forms of popular culture. Amidst the boom in global interest in Japanese popular culture, the utilization of popular…

    Hardback – 2016-09-29 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion

    Edited by Kate Fletcher, Mathilda Tham

    The clothing industry employs 25 million people globally contributing to many livelihoods and the prosperity of communities, to women’s independence, and the establishment of significant infrastructures in poorer countries. Yet the fashion industry is also a significant contributor to the…

    Paperback – 2016-09-13
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Material Culture and Text

    The Art of Ambiguity

    By Christopher Tilley

    Originally published in 1991, this is the first book-length exploration of post-structuralist discourse theory in archaeology. It tackles the most basic problem of historical and archaeological analysis - the relationship between text and artefact – in an analysis of prehistoric art fusing theory…

    Paperback – 2016-09-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • Materiality and Popular Culture

    The Popular Life of Things

    Edited by Anna Malinowska, Karolina Lebek

    This book critically approaches contemporary meanings of materiality and discuses ways in which we understand, experience, and engage with objects through popular culture in our private, social and professional lives. Appropriating Arjun Appadurai’s famous phrase: "the social life of things", with…

    Hardback – 2016-09-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

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