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Material culture and Sierra Leone’s civilising mission in the nineteenth century

Bronwen Everill

in The Cultural Construction of the British World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097898
eISBN:
9781526104403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097898.003.0011
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

By the mid-nineteenth century, trading networks between London and Freetown, Sierra Leone, were well-established. White and black businessmen and women were beginning to profit from the shift from ... More


Introduction: Material Religion—How Things Matter

Birgit Meyer and Dick Houtman

in Things: Religion and the Question of Materiality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239450
eISBN:
9780823239498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239450.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The rise of religion as a modern category, with Protestantism as its main exponent, has introduced a set of oppositions that privilege spirit above matter, belief above ritual, content above form, ... More


Cultures of Decolonisation: Transnational productions and practices, 1945-70

Ruth Craggs and Claire Wintle (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719096525
eISBN:
9781526104335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096525.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

What were the distinctive cultures of decolonisation that emerged in the years between 1945 and 1970, and what can they uncover about the complexities of the ‘end of empire’ as a process? Cultures of ... More


Scission Communities, Canal Company Laborer Communities, and Interpretations of Their Archaeological Presence in the Great Dismal Swamp

Daniel O. Sayers

in A Desolate Place for a Defiant People: The Archaeology of Maroons, Indigenous Americans, and Enslaved Laborers in the Great Dismal Swamp

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060187
eISBN:
9780813050607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060187.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Chapter 5 provides analysis of two archaeological Dismal Swamp sites. In the case of the nameless site, archaeology shows that an interior community persisted from ca. 1600 to the Civil War. It was ... More


‘I still don’t have a country’: The southern African settler diaspora after decolonization

Jean Smith

in Cultures of Decolonisation: Transnational productions and practices, 1945-70

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719096525
eISBN:
9781526104335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096525.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Focusing on the national museums of Ghana and Mali, this chapter examines the ways in which cultural heritage was dealt with in these institutions, alongside the modernisation projects of these ... More


The Practice of Misuse: Rugged Consumerism in Contemporary American Culture

Raymond Malewitz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791960
eISBN:
9780804792998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791960.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The Practice of Misuse examines the oppositional emergence and eventual ideological containment of “rugged consumers” in late twentieth-century American literature, who creatively misuse, reuse, and ... More


Towns, cities and palaces

Marcus Milwright

in An Introduction to Islamic Archaeology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623105
eISBN:
9780748671298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623105.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

This chapter is concerned with the organization of complex settlements in the Islamic period. These can be defined as towns, cities, and palaces although the boundaries between such categories are ... More


The Archaeology of Ethnogenesis: Race and Sexuality in Colonial San Francisco

Barbara L. Voss

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813061252
eISBN:
9780813051277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061252.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The Archaeology of Ethnogenesis: Race and Sexuality in Colonial San Francisco sheds light on the genesis of the Californios, a community of military settlers who forged a new identity on the ... More


“Disruption,” Use Wear, and Migrant Habitus in the Sonoran Desert

Jason De León, Cameron Gokee, and Anna Forringer-Beal

in Migration and Disruptions: Toward a Unifying Theory of Ancient and Contemporary Migrations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060804
eISBN:
9780813050874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060804.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Since the 1990s, unauthorized migrants attempting to cross the Sonoran Desert of Arizona have relied on a unique set of material culture to evade Border Patrol, as well as prevent and treat injuries ... More


Childish Things

J. Allan Mitchell

in Becoming Human: The Matter of the Medieval Child

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689965
eISBN:
9781452949529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689965.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The second essay takes up both physical and literary examples of childish things. The anarchic forces of miniature matters are palpable even as such small-scale things articulate with human fantasy. ... More


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