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Death, materiality and mediation : an ethnography of remembrance in Ireland
Graham, Barbara, 1954- author
New York : Berghahn Books, 2017
Barbara Graham analyzes a diverse range of objects associated with remembrance in both the public and private arenas through ethnography of communities on both sides of the Irish border. In doing so, she explores the materially mediated interactions between the living and the dead, revealing the physical, cognitive, emotional, and spiritual roles of the dead in contemporary communities. Through this study, Graham expands the concept of materiality to include narrative, song, senses, emotions, ephemera and embodied experience. She also examines how modern practices are informed by older beliefs and folk religion.
Baker Berry GT3247.5.A2 G738 2017

From gluttony to enlightenment : the world of taste in early modern Europe
Hoffmann, Viktoria von. author
Urbana, Illinois : University of Illinois Press, [2016]
Introduction : De gustibus non est disputandum? -- The "silences of taste" -- Pleasures, disorders, and dangers of an animal sense -- The lowest sense of all -- From a material to a spiritual taste -- Toward an art and science of taste -- Conclusion.
Baker Berry GT2853.E8 H64 2016

España viste a la francesa : la historia de un traje de moda de la segunda mitad del siglo XVII
Giorgi, Arianna, author
Murcia : Universidad de Murcia, 2016
Baker Berry GT1205 .G56 2016

岳小国, 1976- author
武陵文库. 民族学研究系列
Summary in vernacular field only.
Baker Berry East Asian GT3283.T5 Y84 2014

Exploring the materiality of food "stuffs" : transformations, symbolic consumption and embodiments
edited by Louise Steel and Katharina Zinn
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2017
Introduction: Exploring the materiality of food "stuffs" : transformations, embodiment and ritualized consumption / Louise Steel and Katharina Zinn -- Part One. Transformations -- From raw resources to food processing : archaeobotanical and ethnographic insights from New Kingdom Amara West and present-day Ernetta Island in Northern Sudan / Philippa Ryan -- The domestication of innovation : advertizing strategies for canned foods in the Netherlands, 1945-1985 / Jon Verriet -- Our "daily bread" : the origins of grinding grain and breadmaking / Brian Hayden, Laurie Nixon-Darcus and Logan Ansell -- Bodies of water : exploring water flows in rural Kenya / Luci Attala -- Part Two. Embodied encounters -- Embodied spirituality and self-divinization : a re-reading of the Legend of Princess Miaoshan / Thomas Jansen -- Permaculture : discovering nature, designing ecologies / Elaine Forde -- The logistics of bread production in Old Kingdom Egypt : a nutritional perspective / Claire Malleson -- "Everyday" foodways and social connections in Pompeian houses / Penelope Allison -- Part Three. Symbolic consumption -- Sumptuous feasting in the ancient Near East : exploring the materiality of the royal tombs of Ur / Louise Steel -- Lacklustre offering plates? : symbolic food consumption, ritual, and representations in ancient Egyptian funerary culture / Katharina Zinn -- The materiality of ecstatic ritual : altered states of consciousness and ritual in late Bronze Age Cyprus / David Collard -- Ritual and daily life in the Chinese Bronze Age : foodstuffs and bodies in depositional context at Yanshi Shangcheng / Katrinka Reinhart -- The ambiguous (but important) materiality of food / Richard Wilk.

"People's embodied engagement with food and the material culture of food are central to their daily experiences and their sense of identity. This book builds upon the existing dialogue of the materiality of food by the novel addition of the material culture of food (objects used in packaging, storing, processing and consuming food). By looking at cultures spanning from ancient Egypt to 20th century Netherlands, from modern Kenya to ancient China, the interdisciplinary chapters explore the multiple interplays between foods, bodies, material worlds, rituals, and embodied knowledge that emerge from these material encounters and how this knowledge, in turn, shape the material culture of food"--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry GT2860 .E97 2017

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