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Material culture books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Material culture category. Presented with a red border are the Material culture books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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A Place Called Home The Social Dimensions of Homeownership by Kim R. (Manger for Program Assessment, Center for Instructional Technology, Duke University) Manturuk, Mark R. (Resea Lindblad A Place Called Home The Social Dimensions of Homeownership
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A Place Called Home explains that homeownership is associated with many positive and surprising non-financial outcomes, and also how and why this is so. The book ultimately argues that homeownership is an important social tool that can improve the lives...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Tumor by Anna (Chapman University USA) Leahy Tumor

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. One in two men and one in three women will develop invasive cancer. Tumors have the power to redefine identities and change how...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

Jet Lag by Christopher J. (Lafayette College, USA) Lee Jet Lag
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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Jet lag is a momentary condition resulting from the human body and its inner clock being pitched against the time-leaping effects of modern...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

Eye Chart by William (The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, USA) Germano Eye Chart
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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Desert nomads tested their vision by distinguishing a pair of stars. But we have since created more disquieting ways to test the strength...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

Personal Stereo by Rebecca (Independent Scholar, USA) Tuhus-Dubrow Personal Stereo
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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. When the Sony Walkman debuted in 1979, people were enthralled by the novel experience it offered: immersion in the music of their choice,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

Sock by Kim (Brown University, USA) Adrian Sock
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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Who ponders the sock? This common object is something people tug on and take off daily with hardly a thought. Unraveling the garment's...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

Shopping Mall by Matthew (Carnegie Museum of Art, USA) Newton Shopping Mall
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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. The mall near Mat thew Newton's childhood home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was one of the state's first enclosed shopping malls. Like all malls...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

Veil by Rafia (Independent Scholar, USA) Zakaria Veil
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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. The veil can be an instrument of feminist empowerment, and veiled anonymity can confer power to women. Starting from her own marriage ceremony...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

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Designed for Hi-Fi Living The Vinyl LP in Midcentury America by Janet Borgerson, Jonathan (Rochester Institute of Technology) Schroeder, Daniel (University College London) Miller Designed for Hi-Fi Living The Vinyl LP in Midcentury America
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How record albums and their covers delivered mood music, lifestyle advice, global sounds, and travel tips to midcentury Americans who longed to be modern.The sleek hi-fi console in a well-appointed midcentury American living room might have had a stack of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2017

Reading Books and Prints as Cultural Objects by Evanghelia Stead Reading Books and Prints as Cultural Objects

This book contributes significantly to book, image and media studies from an interdisciplinary, comparative point of view. An introduction substantiates methods and approaches, ten chapters follow along media lines: from manuscripts to prints, printed books, and e-readers.
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2017

Reinventing Childhood Nostalgia Books, Toys, and Contemporary Media Culture by Elisabeth Wesseling Reinventing Childhood Nostalgia Books, Toys, and Contemporary Media Culture

While Romantic-era concepts of childhood nostalgia have been understood as the desire to retrieve the ephemeral mindset of the child, this collection proposes that the emergence of digital media has altered this reflective gesture towards the past. No longer is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2017

Unreal Objects Digital Materialities, Technoscientific Projects and Political Realities by Kate O'Riordan Unreal Objects Digital Materialities, Technoscientific Projects and Political Realities

Unpacks the political economy of new science and technology projects, and the implications for a utopian future
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/07/2017

The Routledge Companion to Cultural Property by Jane (New York University, USA) Anderson The Routledge Companion to Cultural Property
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The Routledge Companion to Cultural Property contains new contributions from scholars working at the cutting edge of cultural property studies, bringing together diverse academic and professional perspectives to develop a coherent overview of this field of enquiry. The global range...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/06/2017

The Political Afterlife of Sites of Monumental Destruction Reconstructing Affect in Mostar and New York by Andrea Connor The Political Afterlife of Sites of Monumental Destruction Reconstructing Affect in Mostar and New York

What happens when a monumental thing is physically destroyed? Is its life as a socially significant, presencing thing at an end? Or might the process of destruction work to enhance its symbolic force, mediating work and presencing power? In this...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/06/2017

Material Culture in Russia and the USSR Things, Values, Identities by Graham H. (Universite Paris Nanterre, France) Roberts Material Culture in Russia and the USSR Things, Values, Identities
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Material Culture in Russia and the USSR comprises some of the most cutting-edge scholarship across anthropology, history and material and cultural studies relating to Russia and the Soviet Union, from Peter the Great to Putin. Material culture in Russia and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/05/2017

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