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Forthcoming Material Culture Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Endangerment, Biodiversity and Culture

    Edited by Fernando Vidal, Nélia Dias

    Series: Routledge Environmental Humanities

    The notion of Endangerment stands at the heart of a network of concepts, values and practices dealing with objects and beings considered threatened by extinction, and with the procedures aimed at preserving them. Usually animated by a sense of urgency and citizenship, identifying endangered...

    To Be Published July 14th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Global Cities, Local Streets

    Everyday Diversity from New York to Shanghai

    By Sharon Zukin, Philip Kasinitz, Xiangming Chen

    Global Cities, Local Streets: Everyday Diversity from New York to Shanghai, a cutting-edge text/ethnography, reports on the rapidly expanding field of global, urban studies through a unique pairing of six teams of urban researchers from around the world. The authors present shopping streets...

    To Be Published July 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. An Archaeology of the Immaterial

    By Victor Buchli

    An Archaeology of the Immaterial examines a highly significant but poorly understood aspect of material culture studies: the active rejection of the material world. Buchli argues that this is evident in a number of cultural projects, including anti-consumerism and asceticism, as well as other...

    To Be Published July 31st 2015 by Routledge

  4. Toward an Anthropology of Ambient Sound

    By Christine Guillebaud

    Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

    This volume approaches the issue of ambient sound through the ethnographic exploration of different cultural contexts including Italy, India, Egypt, France, Ethiopia, Romania, Scotland, Portugal, and Japan. It examines social, religious, and aesthetic conceptions of soundscapes, what...

    To Be Published August 15th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Science in the Study of Ancient Egypt

    By Sonia Zakrzewski, Andrew Shortland, Joanne Rowland

    Series: Routledge Studies in Egyptology

    There is a notable lack of archaeological science used in Egyptology and Egyptian archaeology today. The reasons behind this are twofold: first, the discipline started with the early translation of Hieroglyphs which, combined with the large amount of written and pictorial material available, has...

    To Be Published October 30th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Elements of Architecture

    Assembling Archaeology, Atmosphere and the Performance of Building Space

    Edited by Mikkel Bille, Tim Flohr Sorensen

    Series: Archaeological Orientations

    Assembling Architecture explores new ways of engaging architecture in archaeology. It conceives of architecture both as the physical evidence of past societies but also existing beyond the physical environment and considers how people in the past have not just dwelled in buildings but existed with...

    To Be Published January 31st 2016 by Routledge

  7. Unpacking Ikea Cultures

    Swedish Design for the Purchasing Masses

    By Pauline Garvey

    Series: CRESC

    This book represents the first anthropological ethnography of Ikea consumption and goes to the heart of understanding the unique and at times frantic popularity of this one iconic transnational store. Based on a year of participant observation in Stockholm’s Kungens Kurva store – the largest in the...

    To Be Published January 31st 2016 by Routledge

  8. Dirt in Victorian Literature and Culture

    Writing Materiality

    By Sabine Schuelting

    Series: Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

    Addressing the Victorian obsession with the sordid materiality of modern life, this book studies dirt in nineteenth-century English literature and the Victorian cultural imagination. Dirt litters Victorian writing – industrial novels, literature about the city, slum fiction, bluebooks, and the...

    To Be Published February 1st 2016 by Routledge

  9. Anthropology and Design

    By Adam Drazin

    To Be Published May 1st 2016 by Routledge

  10. Thinghood, Ethics, and Black Material Culture

    Up From Chattels

    By Sandy Alexandre

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This study looks at the role that fictional and actual material things play in black-American literature and culture. The book analyzes cultural products ranging from fictional literary narratives and black memorabilia to black inventions in order to glean an ethics from the transition of enslaved...

    To Be Published May 1st 2016 by Routledge