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  • Alimentary Performances

    Mimesis, Theatricality, and Cuisine, 1st Edition

    By Kristin Hunt

    A pea soda. An apple balloon. A cotton candy picnic. A magical mole. These are just a handful of examples of mimetic cuisine, a diverse set of culinary practices in which chefs and artists treat food as a means of representation. As theatricalised fine dining and the use of food in theatrical…

    Paperback – 2018-06-08
    Routledge

  • Materializing Gender in Eighteenth-Century Europe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jennifer G. Germann, Heidi A. Strobel

    Art history has enriched the study of material culture as a scholarly field. This interdisciplinary volume enhances this literature through the contributors' engagement with gender as the conceptual locus of analysis in terms of femininity, masculinity, and the spaces in between. Collectively,…

    Paperback – 2018-06-01
    Routledge

  • Orthodox Christian Material Culture

    Of People and Things in the Making of Heaven, 1st Edition

    By Timothy Carroll

    Although much has been written on the making of art objects as a means of engaging in creative productions of the self (most famously Alfred Gell’s work), there has been very little written on Orthodox Christianity and its use of material within religious self-formation. Eastern Orthodox…

    Hardback – 2018-05-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • The Persistence of Taste

    Art, Museums and Everyday Life After Bourdieu, 1st Edition

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

    This book offers an interdisciplinary analysis of the social practice of taste in the wake of Pierre Bourdieu’s sociology of taste. For the first time, this book unites sociologists and other social scientists with artists and curators, art theorists and art educators, and art, design and cultural…

    Hardback – 2018-05-10
    Routledge
    CRESC

  • The Archaeology of Portable Art

    Southeast Asian, Pacific, and Australian Perspectives, 1st Edition

    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 – 2018-05-03
    Routledge

  • Graffiti and Street Art

    Reading, Writing and Representing the City, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-05-02
    Routledge

  • Linguistic and Material Intimacies of Cell Phones

    1st Edition

    Edited by Joshua A. Bell, Joel C. 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 – 2018-04-12
    Routledge

  • Language and Classification

    Meaning-Making in the Classification and Categorization of Ceramics, 1st Edition

    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 – 2018-02-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics

  • Anthropology and Beauty

    From Aesthetics to Creativity, 1st Edition

    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 – 2018-01-25
    Routledge

  • The Thing about Museums

    Objects and Experience, Representation and Contestation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sandra Dudley, Amy Jane Barnes, Jennifer Binnie, Julia Petrov, Jennifer Walklate

    The Things about Museums constitutes a unique, highly diverse collection of essays unprecedented in existing books in either museum and heritage studies or material culture studies. Taking varied perspectives and presenting a range of case studies, the chapters all address objects in the context of…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge

  • Unpacking IKEA

    Swedish Design for the Purchasing Masses, 1st Edition

    By Pauline Garvey

    This book represents the first anthropological ethnography of Ikea consumption and goes to the heart of understanding the unique and at times frantic popularity of this one iconic transnational store. Based on a year of participant observation in Stockholm’s Kungens Kurva store – the largest in the…

    Paperback – 2017-11-23
    Routledge
    CRESC

  • Primitive Labour

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-10-18
    Routledge
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