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Forthcoming Material Culture Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. 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...

    To Be Published October 12th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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...

    To Be Published October 19th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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...

    To Be Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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...

    To Be Published December 11th 2014 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: one, the discipline started with the early translation of Hieroglyphs which, combined with the large amount of written and pictorial material available, has long...

    To Be Published December 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Displaced Things

    By Sandra H. Dudley

    Displaced Things explores the movements of material things from the starting point and perspective of the object. It does so through the lens of displacement, drawing on earlier work on forced migration and conceptualising displacement in relation to anthropological ritual theory. It aims not only...

    To Be Published December 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 January 31st 2015 by Routledge

  8. 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...

    To Be Published February 15th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Anthropology of Religion: The Basics

    By James 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...

    To Be Published March 31st 2015 by Routledge

  10. 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 May 30th 2015 by Routledge