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  1. The Routledge Companion to Identity and Consumption

    Edited by Ayalla A. Ruvio, Russell W. Belk

    Series: Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting

    "Tell me what you eat, I'll tell you who you are," said Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. Today, "You are what you consume" is more apt. Barbara Krueger’s ironic twist of Descartes - "I shop therefore I am" - has lost its irony. Such phrases have become commonplace descriptions of our identity in the...

    Published December 17th 2012 by Routledge

  2. A Philosophy of Material Culture

    Action, Function, and Mind

    By Beth Preston

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    This book focuses on material culture as a subject of philosophical inquiry and promotes the philosophical study of material culture by articulating some of the central and difficult issues raised by this topic and providing innovative solutions to them, most notably an account of improvised action...

    Published December 13th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Milk, Modernity and the Making of the Human

    Purifying the Social

    By Richie Nimmo

    Series: CRESC

    This book undertakes a critique of the pervasive notion that human beings are separate from and elevated above the nonhuman world and explores its role in the constitution of modernity. The book presents a socio-material analysis of the British milk industry in the late nineteenth and early...

    Published November 12th 2012 by Routledge

  4. How Institutions Think (Routledge Revivals)

    By Mary Douglas

    First published in 1986 Mary Douglas’ theory of institutions uses the sociological theories of Emile Durkheim and Ludwig Fleck to determine not only how institutions think, but also the extent to which thinking itself is dependent upon institutions. Different kinds of institutions allow individuals...

    Published July 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  5. Cultural Hybridity

    Contradictions and Dilemmas

    Edited by Kwok-Bun Chan

    This book brings together a group of scholars from diverse disciplines to interrogate everyday life events in various interpersonal and organizational contexts so as to answer an age-old question: what happens when (carriers of) cultures meet, or, when East meets West? The contributors to this...

    Published June 13th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Museums in Postcolonial Europe

    Edited by Dominic Thomas

    The history of European nation-building and identity formation is inextricably connected with museums, and the role they play in displaying the acquired spoils and glorious symbols of geopolitical power in order to mobilize public support for expansionist ventures. This book examines the...

    Published May 29th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Narrating Objects, Collecting Stories

    Edited by Sandra H. Dudley, Amy Jane Barnes, Jennifer Binnie, Julia Petrov, Jennifer Walklate

    Narrating Objects, Collecting Stories is a wide-ranging collection of essays exploring the stories that can be told by and about objects and those who choose to collect them. Examining objects and collecting in different historical, social and institutional contexts, an international,...

    Published May 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  8. Museum Objects

    Experiencing the Properties of Things

    Edited by Sandra H. Dudley

    Series: Leicester Readers in Museum Studies

    Museum Objects provides a set of readings that together create a distinctive emphasis and perspective on the objects which lie at the heart of interpretive practice in museums, material culture studies and everyday life. This reader brings together classic and up to date texts on the nature and...

    Published May 21st 2012 by Routledge

  9. Cultural Heritage and Prisoners of War

    Creativity Behind Barbed Wire

    Edited by Gilly Carr, Harold Mytum

    Series: Routledge Studies in Heritage

    This book focuses on the numerous examples of creativity produced by POWs and civilian internees during their captivity, including: paintings, cartoons, craftwork, needlework, acting, musical compositions, magazine and newspaper articles, wood carving, and recycled Red Cross tins turned into plates...

    Published March 4th 2012 by Routledge

  10. The Interpretation of Ritual

    Edited by J.S. La Fontaine

    First published in 1972. A revival of interest in primitive religion has been one of the most marked characteristics of British social anthropology of recent years. Inspired by the work of Audrey Richards, whose writing on ritual contains many of the insights that have been developed in later...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge