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  • What Objects Mean

    An Introduction to Material Culture, 2nd Edition

    By Arthur Asa Berger, Arthur Asa Berger

    Arthur Asa Berger, author of an array of texts in communication, popular culture, and social theory, is back with the second edition of his popular, user-friendly guide for students who want to understand the social meanings of objects. In this broadly interdisciplinary text, Berger takes the…

    Paperback – 2014-06-01
    Routledge

  • Fashion Theory

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Malcolm Barnard

    Fashion is both big business and big news. From models’ eating disorders and sweated labour to the glamour of a new season's trends, statements and arguments about fashion and the fashion industry can be found in every newspaper, consumer website and fashion blog. Books which define, analyse and…

    Paperback – 2014-03-26
    Routledge

  • Ways of Sensing

    Understanding the Senses In Society, 1st Edition

    By David Howes, Constance Classen

    Ways of Sensing is a stimulating exploration of the cultural, historical and political dimensions of the world of the senses. The book spans a wide range of settings and makes comparisons between different cultures and epochs, revealing the power and diversity of sensory expressions across time and…

    Paperback – 2013-10-31
    Routledge

  • Making

    Anthropology, Archaeology, Art and Architecture, 1st Edition

    By Tim Ingold

    Making creates knowledge, builds environments and transforms lives. Anthropology, archaeology, art and architecture are all ways of making, and all are dedicated to exploring the conditions and potentials of human life. In this exciting book, Tim Ingold ties the four disciplines together in a way…

    Paperback – 2013-03-21
    Routledge

  • Japanese Women, Class and the Tea Ceremony

    The voices of tea practitioners in northern Japan, 1st Edition

    By Kaeko Chiba

    This book examines the complex relationship between class and gender dynamics among tea ceremony (chadō) practitioners in Japan. Focusing on practitioners in a provincial city, Akita, the book surveys the rigid, hierarchical chadō system at grass roots level. Making critical use of Bourdieu’s idea…

    Paperback – 2013-01-29
    Routledge
    Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

  • The Routledge Companion to Identity and Consumption

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ayalla A. Ruvio, Russell W. Belk

    "Tell me what you eat, I'll tell you who you are," said Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. Today, "You are what you consume" is more apt. Barbara Krueger’s ironic twist of Descartes - "I shop therefore I am" - has lost its irony. Such phrases have become commonplace descriptions of our identity in the…

    Hardback – 2012-12-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting

  • Milk, Modernity and the Making of the Human

    Purifying the Social, 1st Edition

    By Richie Nimmo

    This book undertakes a critique of the pervasive notion that human beings are separate from and elevated above the nonhuman world and explores its role in the constitution of modernity. The book presents a socio-material analysis of the British milk industry in the late nineteenth and early…

    Paperback – 2012-11-13
    Routledge
    CRESC

  • How Institutions Think (Routledge Revivals)

    1st Edition

    By Mary Douglas

    First published in 1986 Mary Douglas’ theory of institutions uses the sociological theories of Emile Durkheim and Ludwig Fleck to determine not only how institutions think, but also the extent to which thinking itself is dependent upon institutions. Different kinds of institutions allow individuals…

    Paperback – 2012-07-24
    Routledge

  • Museums in Postcolonial Europe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Dominic Thomas

    The history of European nation-building and identity formation is inextricably connected with museums, and the role they play in displaying the acquired spoils and glorious symbols of geopolitical power in order to mobilize public support for expansionist ventures. This book examines the…

    Paperback – 2012-05-30
    Routledge

  • Museum Objects

    Experiencing the Properties of Things, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sandra H. Dudley

    Museum Objects provides a set of readings that together create a distinctive emphasis and perspective on the objects which lie at the heart of interpretive practice in museums, material culture studies and everyday life. This reader brings together classic and up to date texts on the nature and…

    Paperback – 2012-05-22
    Routledge
    Leicester Readers in Museum Studies

  • The Interpretation of Ritual

    1st Edition

    Edited by J.S. La Fontaine

    First published in 1972. A revival of interest in primitive religion has been one of the most marked characteristics of British social anthropology of recent years. Inspired by the work of Audrey Richards, whose writing on ritual contains many of the insights that have been developed in later…

    Paperback – 2011-12-13
    Routledge

  • Political Systems and the Distribution of Power

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Banton

    Modern political anthropology began in 1940 with the first systematic comparative studies of how primitive societies maintained law and order. The focus was on government and the presence or absence of state institutions. Recently, interest has shifted to the study of power, to examining the…

    Paperback – 2011-12-13
    Routledge

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