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Drawing on social theory and offering numerous case studies, "Archaeologies of Materiality" is one of the first books to explore materiality across time and space. Demonstrates the saliency of materiality by linking it to concepts of landscape, tech … weiterlesen
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Titel: Arch Materiality
Autor/en: Meskell

ISBN: 1405136170
EAN: 9781405136174
52:B&W 6. 14 x 9. 21in or 234 x 156mm (Royal 8vo) Case Laminate on White w/Gloss Lam.
Sprache: Englisch.
John Wiley & Sons

28. November 2005 - gebunden - 240 Seiten

Beschreibung

Drawing on social theory and offering numerous case studies, "Archaeologies of Materiality" is one of the first books to explore materiality across time and space. Demonstrates the saliency of materiality by linking it to concepts of landscape, technology, embodiment, ritual, and heritage. Offers archaeological case studies ranging from prehistoric to contemporary contexts, from Neo-Assyria, South Africa, Argentina, Panama, and the United States. Explores the idea of a material universe that is socially conceived and constructed, but that also shapes human experience in daily practice.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

List of Figures. Acknowledgments. Notes on Contributors. 1. Introduction: Object Orientations: Lynn Meskell. 2. Mastering Matters: Magical Sense and the Apotropaic Figure Worlds: Carolyn Nakamura. 3. The Social life of Rocks: Lindsay Weiss. 4. With a Hint of Paris in the Mouth: Fetishized Toothbrushes or the Sensuous Experience of Modernity in Late 19th-Century Bogota: Felipe Gaitan. 5. Faith in Objects: American Indian Object Lessons at the World in Boston: Erin Hasinoff. 6. The Texture of Things: Objects, People, and Social Spaces in Argentine Prehistory: Marisa Lazzari. 7. Building an Architecture of Power: Electricity in Annapolis, Maryland: Matt Palus. 8. Materiality vs. the Volcano: The Hitherto Unthinkable Wildness of the Volcan Baru, Panama: Karen Holmberg. Afterword: Daniel Miller. Index

Portrait

Lynn Meskell (Ph.D. University of Cambridge) is Professor of Cultural and Social Anthropology at Stanford University. She is the founding editor of the Journal of Social Archaeology and has published numerous articles and books including Archaeology under Fire (ed. 1998), Archaeologies of Social Life (Blackwell 1999), Private Life in New Kingdom Egypt (2001), Embodied Lives: Figuring Ancient Maya and Egyptian Experience (with Rosemary Joyce, 2003), Object Worlds in Ancient Egypt: Material Biographies Past and Present (2004), Companion to Social Archaeology (ed. with Robert Preucel, Blackwell 2004), and Embedding Ethics (ed. with Peter Pels, 2005).

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"I would recommend this book to a number of audiences. For those who wish to educate themselves on the theoretical direction in archaeology... For those already working in the theoretical and investigative direction, the book offers a range of vocabulary and expressive styles." (Cambridge Archaeological Journal, February 2007) "This volume forces us to bring into focus our supposedly transparent 'materialism' and recognize that the 'things' we use to 'know a people' elude our classic taxonomies and trouble our social theoretical categories. Calling into question a simple dichotomy of objects as 'purely functional or deeply symbolic' this volume helps us understand how 'materiality is problematic not only for our classical versions of material determinism but equally for many of our 'new' and 'post' theories of signification." (Cambridge Archaeological Journal) "This book crosses boundaries between anthropology, material culture studies, and archaeology, in an attempt to strengthen a burgeoning movement toward looking at archaeological materials through the lens of materiality... it would be appropriate reading for all archaeologists interested in further exploring the relationships between social concepts and material culture." (Canadian journal of Archaeology) "Readers less interested in specific approach to materiality will find value in the various reflections on the subject and practice of archaeology in this volume." (American Antiquity)
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