BOOKS RECEIVED: Harris and Douny, eds., “Wrapping and Unwrapping Material Culture: Archaeological and Anthropological Perspectives” (Left Coast Press, 2014)
This innovative volume challenges contemporary views on material culture by exploring the relationship between wrapping materials and practices and the objects, bodies, and places that define them. Using examples as diverse as baby swaddling, Egyptian mummies, Celtic tombs, lace underwear,… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Conrad Phillip Kottak, “Prime-Time Society: An Anthropological Analysis of Television and Culture” (Left Coast Press, 2009)
A landmark comparative study (U.S. and Brazil) of television’s social and cultural effects on human behavior. The Updated Edition brings forward the author’s research on this topic since the original volume was published in 1990 with an extensive new Introduction.… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Timothy Rowlands, “Video Game Worlds: Working at Play in the Culture of EverQuest” (Left Coast Press, 2012)
As massively multiplayer online (MMO) games grow in scope and popularity, what are the characteristics of their emerging gaming culture? How is this culture shaped by the decisions made by game designers and the collective interpretations of a game’s player… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Arthur Asa Berger, “What Objects Mean: An Introduction to Material Culture” (Left Coast Press, 2014)
Arthur Asa Berger, author of an array of texts in communication, popular culture, and social theory, is back with the second edition of his popular, user-friendly guide for students who want to understand the social meanings of objects. In this… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Leslie Bedford, “The Art of Museum Exhibitions: How Story and Imagination Create Aesthetic Experiences” (Left Coast Press, 2014)
Leslie Bedford, former director of the highly regarded Bank Street College museum leadership program, expands the museum professional’s vision of exhibitions beyond the simple goal of transmitting knowledge to the visitor. Her view of exhibitions as interactive, emotional, embodied, imaginative… Read More
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