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  • Fields, Capitals, Habitus

    Australian Culture, Inequalities, and Social Divisions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tony Bennett, David Carter, Modesto Gayo, Michelle Kelly, Greg Noble

    Fields, Capitals, Habitus provides an insightful analysis of the relations between culture and society in contemporary Australia. Presenting the findings of a detailed national survey of Australian cultural tastes and practices, it demonstrates the pivotal significance of the role culture plays at…

    Paperback – 2020-06-29 
    Routledge
    CRESC

  • Women, Consumption and Paradox

    1st Edition

    Edited by Timothy de Waal Malefyt, Maryann McCabe

    Women are the world’s most powerful consumers, yet they are largely marketed to erroneously through misconceptions and patriarchal views that distort the reality of women’s lives, bodies and work. This book examines the contradictions and mismatches between women’s everyday experiences and market…

    Paperback – 2020-05-08 
    Routledge
    Anthropology & Business

  • Composing Processes and Artistic Agency

    Tacit Knowledge in Composing, 1st Edition

    By Tasos Zembylas, Martin Niederauer

    This monograph carries out an in-depth investigation into compositional processes, shedding new light on the components and conditions that constitute artistic agency. Artistic agency relies on the interlocking of such activities that emerge from various propositional and…

    Paperback – 2020-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

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

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2020-04-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Collecting and Displaying China's “Summer Palace” in the West

    The Yuanmingyuan in Britain and France, 1st Edition

    Edited by Louise Tythacott

    In October 1860, at the culmination of the Second Opium War, British and French troops looted and destroyed one of the most important palace complexes in imperial China—the Yuanmingyuan. Known in the West as the "Summer Palace," this site consisted of thousands of buildings housing a vast art…

    Paperback – 2020-03-31 
    Routledge
    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

  • Surfaces

    Transformations of Body, Materials and Earth, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mike Anusas, Cristián Simonetti

    In attending to surfaces, as they wrap, layer and grow within sentient bodies, material formations and cosmological states, this volume presents a series of ten anthropological studies stretching across five continents and in observation of earthly practices of making, knowing, living and dying.…

    Hardback – 2020-03-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Sustainability in an Imaginary World

    Art and the Question of Agency, 1st Edition

    By David Maggs, John Robinson

    Sustainability in an Imaginary World explores the social agency of art and its connection to complex issues of sustainability. Over the past decade, interest in art’s agency has ballooned as an increasing number of fields turn to the arts with ever-expanding expectations. Yet just as art is being…

    Hardback – 2020-01-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sustainability

  • Material Worlds

    Archaeology, Consumption, and the Road to Modernity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Barbara J. Heath, Eleanor E. Breen, Lori A. Lee

    Material Worlds examines consumption from an archaeological perspective, broadly exploring the intersection of social relations and objects through the processes of production, distribution, use, reuse, and discard. Interrogating individual objects as well as considering the contexts in which acts…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Elements of Architecture

    Assembling archaeology, atmosphere and the performance of building spaces, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Lived Economies of Default

    Consumer Credit, Debt Collection and the Capture of Affect, 1st Edition

    By Joe Deville

    Consumer credit borrowing – using credit cards, store cards and personal loans – is an important and routine part of many of our lives. But what happens when these everyday forms of borrowing go ‘bad’, when people start to default on their loans and when they cannot, or will not, repay? It is this…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Exploring the Materiality of Food 'Stuffs'

    Transformations, Symbolic Consumption and Embodiments, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The Tombs of Pompeii

    Organization, Space, and Society, 1st Edition

    By Virginia Campbell

    This book offers a comprehensive overview of the tombs of Pompeii and its immediate environs, examining the funerary culture of the population, delving into the importance of social class and self-representation, and developing a broad understanding of Pompeii’s funerary epigraphy and business. The…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

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