Material Culture

Articles from Vol. 49, No. 1, Spring

Anglican Church Architecture and Religious Identity in Early Colonial South Carolina
IntroductionAt the time of the initial founding of the Carolina colony in 1670, the Church of England, or the Anglican Church as it became known, was "the only true and orthodox" religion in the colony (Dalcho 1820, 4) . However, due to the colony's...
At Play in the Gate of Heaven: Methodist Material Discourses of Leisure and the Picturesque at Round Lake, New York
Introduction"Every large summer resort now has its shadow in the shape of an encampment," wrote Shirley Dare, describing the luxuries of camp meeting life . "Long Branch has its Ocean Grove, Newport has the Vineyard, and Nahant has its neighbor on Salisbury...
Ave Maria, FL: A Mixed Methods Material Culture Analysis
IntroductionThis article provides an explanation of how the spatial distribution of material culture contributes to the construction of identity in a place-based, domaincentered community of practice. Understanding the spatial distribution of the material...
Commemorating and Forgetting: Challenges for the New South Africa
Commemorating and Forgetting: Challenges for the New South Africa By Martin J. Murray Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013. xi + 305pp. Photographs, notes, and index. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8166-8299-7; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8166-8300-0.How...
Corn Palaces and Butter Queens: A History of Crop Art and Dairy Sculptures
Corn Palaces and Butter Queens: A History of Crop Art and Dairy Sculptures By Pamela H. Simpson Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012. Xx + 249pp. Drawings, photographs, notes, and index. $90.00 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-0816676194; $29.95 (paperback),...
Editor's Note
Dear Colleagues,It is with pleasure that I bring you this special issue of Material Culture on landscapes of religion and spirituality When I planned this special issue almost two years ago, I did not anticipate that I would be experiencing a diverse...
Everyday Las Vegas: Local Life in a Tourist Town
Everyday Las Vegas: Local Life in a Tourist Town By Rex J. Rowley Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2013. XV+ 251pp. Illustrations, maps, notes, bibliography, and index. $24.95, ISBN 978-0-87417-905-7.Everyday Las Vegas is about the experience of actually...
From the Hands of a Weaver: Olympic Peninsula Basketry through Time
From the Hands of a Weaver: Olympic Peninsula Basketry Through Time Edited by Jacilee Wray Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2012. xvi + 245pp. Illustrations, appendices, bibliography, Index. $40.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8061-4245-6.Native people have...
Objectifying China, Imagining America
Objectifying China, Imagining America By Caroline Frank Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2011. Xiii + 257pp. Illustrations, map. $87.00, ISBN 9780226260273; $31.00, ISBN 978-0-2262-6028-0.China, chainie, cheny, chinaware, and chinaia ... so...
Rural Ireland: The Inside Story
Rural Ireland: The Inside Story Edited by Vera Kreilkamp The University of Chicago Press, 2012. 204pp. Black and white sketches, color images, and notes. $45.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-892850-18-8.Rural Ireland: The Inside Story is both a beautiful and informative...
The Euro and Its Rivals: Currency and the Construction of a Transnational City
The Euro and its Rivals: Currency and the Construction of a Transnational City By Gustav Peebles Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2011. xx + 212pp. 1 Map, notes, bibliography, and index. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-35638-3;...
The Evolution of a Small Midwestern Cemetery: Using GIS to Explore Cultural Landscape
IntroductionBurial has been a fundamental part of human culture for both practical and spiritual reasons . Human burial sites are often seen as sacred places . They are essentially replicas of the living community and, as such, they reflect the beliefs...
The Geography of Beer: Regions, Environment, and Societies
The Geography of Beer: Regions, Environment, and Societies Edited by Mark Patterson and Nancy Hoalst-Pullen New York, NY: Springer, 2014. 212pp. 64 Illustrations, 61 illustrations in color. $129 (Hardcover), ISBN 978-94-007-7786-6, $99 (e-book), ISBN...
The World until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? By Jared Diamond New York: Penguin Group, 2012. Vii + 499pp. Tables, figures, further readings, index, and illustration credits. $23.59, (cloth) ISBN 978-0-670-02481-0; $16.20,...
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