Material Culture Products

  • 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

  • Creating Heritage

    Unrecognised Pasts and Rejected Futures, 1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas Carter, David Charles Harvey, Roy Jones, Iain J.M. Robertson

    This book investigates the selection process of heritagisation to understand what specific pasts are being selected or rejected for representation, who is selecting them, how and to whom they are being represented and why they are being presented, or dismissed, in the ways that they are. Some…

    Hardback – 2019-12-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Cultural Heritage and Tourism Series

  • 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 – 2019-11-09
    Routledge
    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

  • Comparativism in Art History

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jaś Elsner

    Featuring some of the major voices in the world of art history, this volume explores the methodological aspects of comparison in the historiography of the discipline. The chapters assess the strengths and weaknesses of comparative practice in the history of art, and consider the larger issue of the…

    Paperback – 2019-10-21
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2019-10-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • The Mobility of People and Things in the Early Modern Mediterranean

    The Art of Travel, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elisabeth A. Fraser

    For centuries artists, diplomats, and merchants served as cultural intermediaries in the Mediterranean. Stationed in port cities and other entrepôts of the Mediterranean, these go-betweens forged intercultural connections even as they negotiated and sometimes promoted cultural misunderstandings.…

    Hardback – 2019-09-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Residues of Death

    Disposal Refigured, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tamara Kohn, Martin Gibbs, Bjorn Nansen, Luke van Ryn

    This book provides a critical overview of the changing ways people mourn, commemorate and interact with the remains of the dead, including bodies, materials and digital artefacts. It focuses on how residues of death persist and circulate through different spaces, materials, data and mediated…

    Hardback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge

  • Object-Oriented Cartography

    Maps as Things, 1st Edition

    By Tania Rossetto

    Object-Oriented Cartography provides an innovative perspective on the changing nature of maps and cartographic study. Through a renewed theoretical reading of contemporary cartography, this book acknowledges the shifted interest from cartographic representation to mapping practice and proposes an…

    Hardback – 2019-05-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • The Agency of Things in Medieval and Early Modern Art

    Materials, Power and Manipulation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Grażyna Jurkowlaniec, Ika Matyjaszkiewicz, Zuzanna Sarnecka

    This volume explores the late medieval and early modern periods from the perspective of objects. While the agency of things has been studied in anthropology and archaeology, it is an innovative approach for art historical investigations. Each contributor takes as a point of departure active things:…

    Paperback – 2019-05-07
    Routledge

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