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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 43 new and published books in the subject of Material Culture — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Socio-Cultural Mobility and Mega-Events

    Ethics and Aesthetics in Brazil’s 2014 World Cup

    By Rodanthi Tzanelli

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    In June 2014, Brazil opened the twentieth FIFA World Cup with a spectacular ceremony. Hosting the World Cup was a strategic developmental priority for Brazil: mega-events such as these allow the country to be ranked amongst the world’s political and economic leaders, and are supposed to propel the...

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Anthropology of Religion: The Basics

    By James S Bielo

    Series: The Basics

    Anthropology of Religion: The Basics is an accessible and engaging introductory text organized around key issues that all anthropologists of religion face. This book uses a wide range of historical and ethnographic examples to address not only what is studied by anthropologists of religion, but how...

    Published March 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Lived Economies of Default

    Consumer Credit, Debt Collection and the Capture of Affect

    By Joe Deville

    Series: CRESC

    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...

    Published February 11th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Tombs of Pompeii

    Organization, Space, and Society

    By Virginia L. Campbell

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ancient History

    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...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Material Evidence

    Learning from Archaeological Practice

    Edited by Robert Chapman, Alison Wylie

    How do archaeologists make effective use of physical traces and material culture as repositories of evidence? Material Evidence takes a resolutely case-based approach to this question, exploring instances of exemplary practice, key challenges, instructive failures, and innovative developments in...

    Published December 12th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Material Culture and Text

    The Art of Ambiguity

    By Christopher Tilley

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    Originally published in 1991, this is the first book-length exploration of post-structuralist discourse theory in archaeology. It tackles the most basic problem of historical and archaeological analysis - the relationship between text and artefact – in an analysis of prehistoric art fusing theory...

    Published October 24th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Roads and Anthropology

    Ethnography, Infrastructures, (Im)mobility

    Edited by Dimitris Dalakoglou, Penny Harvey

    Roads and the powerful sense of mobility that they promise carry us back and forth between the sweeping narratives of globalisation, and the specific, tangible materialities of particular times and places. Indeed, despite the fact that roads might, by comparison with the sparkling agility of...

    Published October 21st 2014 by Routledge

  8. Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion

    Edited by Kate Fletcher, Mathilda Tham

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The clothing industry employs 25 million people globally contributing to many livelihoods and the prosperity of communities, to women’s independence, and the establishment of significant infrastructures in poorer countries. Yet the fashion industry is also a significant contributor to the...

    Published August 26th 2014 by Routledge

  9. A History of Global Consumption

    1500 - 1800

    By Ina Baghdiantz McCabe

    In A History of Global Consumption: 1500 – 1800, Ina Baghdiantz McCabe examines the history of consumption throughout the early modern period using a combination of chronological and thematic discussion, taking a comprehensive and wide-reaching view of a subject that has long been on the historical...

    Published August 19th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Fashion Theory

    An Introduction

    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...

    Published March 26th 2014 by Routledge