Material Cultures

  • The Swastika

    Constructing the Symbol

    By Malcolm Quinn

    Despite the enormous amount of material on the subject of Nazism, there has been no substantial work on its emblem, the swastika. This original and controversial contribution examines the role that the swastika played in the construction of the Aryan myth in the nineteenth century, and its use in…

    Paperback – 2015-07-22
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    Material Cultures

  • Social Transformations in Archaeology

    Global and Local Perspectives

    By Kristian Kristiansen, Michael Rowlands

    Social Transformations in Archaeology explores the relevance of archaeology to the study of long-term change and to the understanding of our contemporary world. The articles are divided into: * broader theoretical issues * post-colonial issues in a wide range of contexts * archaeological…

    Paperback – 2014-08-14
    Routledge
    Material Cultures

  • Gifts and Commodities

    Exchange and Western Capitalism Since 1700

    By James G. Carrier

    Three hundred years ago people made most of what they used, or got it in trade from their neighbours. Now, no one seems to make anything, and we buy what we need from shops. Gifts and Commodities describes the cultural and historical process of these changes and looks at the rise of consumer…

    Paperback – 2012-07-25
    Routledge
    Material Cultures

  • Experiencing the Past

    On the Character of Archaeology

    By Michael Shanks

    In Experiencing the Past Michael Shanks presents an animated exploration of the character of archaeology and reclaims the sentiment and feeling which are so often lost in purely academic approaches.…

    Paperback – 2011-11-10
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    Material Cultures

  • Technological Choices

    Transformations in Material Cultures since the Neolithic

    Edited by Pierre Lemonnier

    Technological Choices deals with the adoption or rejection by a society of certain technological innovations. It demonstrates that in any society, such choices result from cultural values and social relations, rather than inherent benefits in the technology itself and highlights revolutionary…

    Paperback – 2002-09-25
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    Material Cultures

  • Mind, Materiality and History

    Explorations in Fijian Ethnography

    By Christina Toren

    How do we become who we are? How is it that people are so similar in the ways they differ from one another, and so different in the ways they are the same?Christina Toren's theory of mind as not only a physical phenomenon, but an historical one, sets out to answer these questions by examining how…

    Paperback – 1999-07-28
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    Material Cultures

  • Time, Culture and Identity

    An Interpretative Archaeology

    By Julian Thomas

    Time, Culture and Identity questions the modern western distinctions between: * nature and culture * mind and body * object and subject. Drawing on the philosophy of Martin Heidegger, Julian Thomas develops a way of writing about the past in which time is seen as central to the emergence of the…

    Paperback – 1998-10-28
    Routledge
    Material Cultures

  • Architecture and Order

    Approaches to Social Space

    Edited by Michael Parker Pearson, Colin Richards

    Architecture is a powerful medium for representing, ordering and classifying the world, and understanding the use of space is fundamental to archaeological inquiry. Architecture and Order draws on the work of archaeologists, social theorists and architects to explore the way in which people relate…

    Paperback – 1997-04-16
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    Material Cultures

  • Acknowledging Consumption

    Edited by Daniel Miller (Series Editor), Daniel Miller

    First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 1995-06-21
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    Material Cultures

  • Theory and Practice in Archaeology

    By Ian Hodder

    In this latest collection of his articles, of which seven are written especially for this volume, Ian Hodder captures and continues the lively controversy of the 1980s over symbolic and structural approaches to archaeology. The book acts as an overview of the developments in the discipline over the…

    Paperback – 1995-05-31
    Routledge
    Material Cultures