Reading Material Culture

Author : Christopher Tilley
ISBN : 0631172858
Genre : Social Science
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Central to any understanding of the significance of material objects, whether contemporary or prehistoric, is a discussion of the very nature of interpretation itself: how we 'read' artefacts and inscribe them into the present. This book examines the complex relations between material culture, social structures and social practices from structuralist, hermeneutical and post-structuralist viewpoints.
Category: Social Science

The Oxford Handbook Of Material Culture Studies

Author : Dan Hicks
ISBN : 9780199218714
Genre : Social Science
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Written by an international team of experts, the Handbook makes accessible a full range of theoretical and applied approaches to the study of material culture, and the place of materiality in social theory, presenting current thinking about material culture from the fields of archaeology, anthropology, geography, and science and technology studies.
Category: Social Science

Schl Sselbegriffe Der Pr Historischen Arch Ologie

Author : Doreen Mölders
ISBN : 9783830981763
Genre : History
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Kritisch, konzentriert, kompetent - insgesamt 57 Schlüsselbegriffe von A wie Archäologie bis Z wie Zentralorte werden in diesem Nachschlagewerk von 46 Experten in kurzen Essays sachkundig und inspirierend zugleich vorgestellt. Dabei werden die Grenzen des Faches weit überschritten und die Beziehungen zwischen den Disziplinen offengelegt. Das Buch gewährt Studierenden und Wissenschaftlern der Archäologien im engeren und der Kulturwissenschaften im weiteren Sinne einen Einblick in die Konzepte der modernen Prähistorischen Archäologie. Die einzelnen Beiträge liefern darüber hinaus zahlreiche Ideen sowie Literaturhinweise für weiterführende Studien.
Category: History

Bilder In Der Arch Ologie Eine Arch Ologie Der Bilder

Author : Carsten Juwig
ISBN : 3830973217
Genre : History
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Bilder sind weder eindeutig noch selbstverständlich. Von dieser Prämisse ausgehend widmet sich dieser Band der frühen Bildergeschichte. Der Horizont der hier versammelten Beiträge reicht dabei von der nordchinesischen Steppe bis zum Mittelmeer und vom Neolithikum bis zum Hochmittelalter. Konkrete Fallbeispiele aus den archäologischen Einzelfächern und der Kunstgeschichte thematisieren unterschiedliche Aspekte und Problemfelder von Bildanalyse und Bildinterpretation. Darüber hinaus werden die Konturen einer archäologischen Bildhermeneutik entworfen, die das Spannungsfeld von bildlicher Eigenleistung und kulturellem Kontext neu vermisst, um ein Epochen und Kultur übergreifendes Verständnis von Bildern als Bild-Objekten zu ermöglichen.
Category: History

Der Mythos Vom Germanischen K Nigtum

Author : Stefanie Dick
ISBN : 9783110209976
Genre : History
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Die vorliegende Studie fragt nach der Entstehung des Königtums bei den germanischsprachigen Barbaren. Im Zentrum steht dabei zunächst die längst überfällige methodische Auseinandersetzung mit jener älteren Forschungsmeinung, nach der das völkerwanderungszeitliche Königtum als Heerkönigtum anzusprechen und von einem älteren, sakral fundierten Volkskönigtum zu unterscheiden ist. Ausgehend von neueren Forschungen und unter Einbeziehung archäologischer Befunde wird anschließend eine neue Perspektive auf die Herrschaftsentwicklung innerhalb der barbarischen Gesellschaften entwickelt.
Category: History

Cemeteries And Society In Merovingian Gaul

Author : Guy Halsall
ISBN : 9789004179998
Genre : History
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Bundeling van de zeven belangrijkste essays over de sociale interpretatie van de Merovingische begraafplaatsen-archeologie.
Category: History

The Social Archaeology Of Australian Indigenous Societies

Author : Bruno David
ISBN : 9780855754990
Genre : Social Science
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This book presents original and provocative views on the complex and dynamic social lives of Indigenous Australians from an historical perspective. Building on the foundational work of Harry Lourandos, the book critically examines and challenges traditional approaches which have presented Indigenous Australian pasts as static and tethered to ecological rationalism.The book reveals the ancient past of Aboriginal Australians to be one of long-term changes in social relationships and traditions, as well as the active management and manipulation of the environment. It encourages a deeper appreciation of the ways Aboriginal peoples have engaged with, and constructed their worlds. It solicits a deeper understanding of the contemporary political and social context of research and the insidious impacts of colonialist philosophies. In short, it concerns people: both past and present. Ultimately, The Social Archaeology of Australian Indigenous Societies looks beyond the stereotype of Aboriginal peoples as hunter-gatherers and charts new and challenging agendas for Australian Aboriginal archaeology.
Category: Social Science

The Origin Of Roman London

Author : Lacey M. Wallace
ISBN : 9781107047570
Genre : History
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Drawing on both published and archived archaeological evidence, this copiously illustrated book revolutionises our understanding of early Roman London.
Category: History

Handbook Of Material Culture

Author : Chris Tilley
ISBN : 9781446206430
Genre : Social Science
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The study of material culture is concerned with the relationship between persons and things in the past and in the present, in urban and industrialized and in small-scale societies across the globe. The Handbook of Material Culture provides a critical survey of the theories, concepts, intellectual debates, substantive domains and traditions of study characterizing the analysis of things. It is cutting-edge: rather than simply reviewing the field as it currently exists. It also attempts to chart the future: the manner in which material culture studies may be extended and developed. The Handbook of Material Culture is divided into five sections. • Section I maps material culture studies as a theoretical and conceptual field. • Section II examines the relationship between material forms, the human body and the senses. • Section III focuses on subject-object relations. • Section IV considers things in terms of processes and transformations in terms of production, exchange and consumption, performance and the significance of things over the long-term. • Section V considers the contemporary politics and poetics of displaying, representing and conserving material and the manner in which this impacts on notions of heritage, tradition and identity. The Handbook charts an interdisciplinary field of studies that makes an unique and fundamental contribution to an understanding of what it means to be human. It will be of interest to all who work in the social and historical sciences, from anthropologists and archaeologists to human geographers to scholars working in heritage, design and cultural studies.
Category: Social Science


Author : Kevin Greene
ISBN : 9781136860294
Genre : Social Science
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Archaeology: An Introduction looks behind the popular aspects of archaeology such as the discovery and excavation of sites, the study of human remains and animal bones, radiocarbon dating, museums and 'heritage' displays, and reveals the methods used by archaeologists. It also explains how the subject emerged from an amateur pursuit in the eighteenth century into a serious discipline, and explores changing fashions in interpretation in recent decades. This fifth edition has been updated by a new co-author, Tom Moore, and continues to include key references and guidance to help new readers find their way through the ever expanding range of archaeological publications. It conveys the excitement of new archaeological discoveries that appear on television or in newspapers while helping readers to evaluate them by explaining the methods and theories that lie behind them. Above all, while serving as a lucid textbook, it remains a very accessible account that will interest a wide readership. In addition to drawing upon examples and case studies from many regions of the world and periods of the past, it incorporates the authors' own fieldwork, research and teaching and features a new four-colour text design and colour illustrations plus an additional 50 topic boxes. The comprehensive glossary and bibliography are complemented by a support website hosted by Routledge to assist further study and wider learning. It includes chapter overviews, a testbank of questions, powerpoint discussion questions, web-links to support material for every chapter plus an online glossary and image bank. New to the fifth edition: inclusion of the latest survey techniques updated material on the development in dating, DNA analysis, isotopes and population movement coverage of new themes such as identity and personhood how different societies are defined from an anthropological point of view and the implications of this for archaeological interpretation the impact of climate change and sustainability on heritage management more on the history of archaeology Visit the companion website at for additional resources, including: chapter overviews a testbank of questions PowerPoint discussion questions links to support material for every chapter an online glossary and image bank
Category: Social Science