Material culture

    History and Material Culture

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    "Sources are the raw material of history, but whereas the written word has traditionally been seen as the principal source, historians have now recognized the value of sources beyond text. In this new edition of History and Material Culture, contributors consider a range of objects--from an eighteenth-century bed curtain to...

    Entanglement: The Secret Lives of Hair

    By Emma Tarlo

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    See the world in a strand of hair...

    Social Life of Books

    By Abigail Williams

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    A vivid exploration of the evolution of reading as an essential social and domestic activity during the eighteenth century

    Devil's Riches

    By Jared Poley

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    A seeming constant in the history of capitalism, greed has nonetheless undergone considerable transformations over the last five hundred years. This multilayered account offers a fresh take on an old topic, showing how evolving ideas about greed became formative elements of the modern experience.

    Unreal Objects

    By Kate O'Riordan

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    Unpacks the political economy of new science and technology projects, and the implications for a utopian future

    Sifting the Trash: A History of Design Criticism

    By Alice Twemlow

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    Outgrowth of the author's thesis doctoral--Royal College of Art, 2013 under the title: Purposes, poetics, and publics: the shifting dynamics of design criticism in the US and UK, 1955-2007.

    History Through Material Culture

    By Sarah Longair

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    Material culture is central to human experience and represents a vital but under-used source for historians. Written in a lively and accessible style, this guide provides clear and practical guidance on how to incorporate the study of objects into historical practice. -- .

    50 Finds From Yorkshire: Objects From the Portable Antiquities Scheme

    By Rebecca Griffiths

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    Explore fifty of Yorkshire's most fascinating finds.

    Iconic Costumes

    By Ulla Mannering

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    A richly illustrated study of the iconographic material from the Scandinavian Late Iron Age AD 400-1050 depicting clothed human figures, using gold and metal objects, jewellery and textiles, and over 1000 different images of male and female costumes.

    Oxford Handbook of Archaeological Ceramic Analysis

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    This volume draws together topics and methodologies essential for the socio-cultural, mineralogical, and geochemical analysis of archaeological ceramic, one of the most complex and ubiquitous archaeomaterials in the archaeological record. It provides an invaluable resource for archaeologists, anthropologists, and archaeological materials scientists.

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