Material Culture Products

  • Medical Materialities

    Toward a Material Culture of Medical Anthropology

    Edited by Aaron Parkhurst, Timothy Carroll

    Hardback – 2018-11-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Health and Medical Anthropology

  • Anthropology and Design

    By Adam Drazin

    Paperback – 2018-11-01 
    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 – 2018-10-30 
    Routledge

  • The Reality of Artifacts

    A Perspective from the Archaeology of Human Evolution

    By Michael Chazan

    Artifacts are hybrids, both natural and cultural. They are also an essential component in the context of human evolution. In recent years, a wide range of disciplines including cognitive science, sociology, art history, and anthropology have all grappled with the nature of artifacts, leading to the…

    Paperback – 2018-10-04 
    Routledge

  • Addictive Consumption

    Capitalism, Modernity and Excess

    By Gerda Reith

    In this engaging new book Gerda Reith explores key theoretical concepts in the sociology of consumption. Drawing on the ideas of Foucault, Marx and Bataille, amongst others, she investigates the ways that understandings of ‘the problems of consumption’ change over time, and asks what these changes…

    Paperback – 2018-09-14 
    Routledge

  • Seafood

    Ocean to the Plate

    By Shingo Hamada, Richard Wilk

    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 – 2018-08-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Series for Creative Teaching and Learning in Anthropology

  • Indians of the Great Plains

    2nd Edition

    By Daniel J. Gelo

    This book provides a thorough and engaging study of Plains Indian life. It covers both historical and contemporary aspects and contains wide and balanced treatment of the many different tribal groups, including Canadian and southern populations. Daniel J. Gelo draws on years of ethnographic…

    Paperback – 2018-08-13 
    Routledge

  • New York: Art and Cultural Capital of the Gilded Age

    Edited by Margaret R. Laster, Chelsea Bruner

    Fueled by a flourishing capitalist economy, undergirded by advancements in architectural design and urban infrastructure, and patronized by growing bourgeois and elite classes, New York’s built environment was dramatically transformed in the 1870s and 1880s. This book argues that this constituted…

    Hardback – 2018-08-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Rural Livelihoods and Gendered Resistance in Botswana

    Patterns and Production in Women's Basketry Co-operatives

    By Rebecca L Upton

    As globalization has shifted the market in tourism--‐dependent Botswana, women who are responsible for the production of baskets have entered a new and expanded market economy where locally made baskets carry Tswana symbols and meanings into international contexts and construct and contest the idea…

    Hardback – 2018-08-01 
    Routledge

  • The Materiality of Mourning

    Cross-disciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Zahra Newby, Ruth Toulson

    Tangible remains play an important role in our relationships with the dead; they are pivotal to how we remember, mourn and grieve. The chapters in this volume analyse a diverse range of objects and their role in the processes of grief and mourning, with contributions by scholars in anthropology,…

    Hardback – 2018-07-26 
    Routledge

  • Subverting Consumerism

    Reuse in an Accelerated World

    Edited by Robert Crocker, Keri Chiveralls

    There is now a widespread interest in reuse in many domains, from opera houses built over old warehouses, to vintage clothes and everyday goods incorporating repurposed materials or parts. Despite its ubiquity, this extensive creative work is typically seen in narrowly environmental terms, as a…

    Hardback – 2018-07-20 
    Routledge
    Antinomies

  • Consumer Culture and Society

    A Critical Introduction

    By Mark Davis

    This book is arguably the definitive guide to understanding consumerism as a way of life in the twenty-first century. In his original and accessible introduction to the field, Mark Davis takes the reader on a tour of major theories of consumerism to show how they each offer enlightenment in our…

    Paperback – 2018-06-30 
    Routledge

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