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An Archaeology of the Relationships between Humans and Things

Wiley, J,
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A powerful and innovative argument that explores the complexity ofthe human relationship with material things, demonstrating howhumans and societies are entrapped into the maintenance andsustaining of material worlds
* Argues that the interrelationship of humans and things is adefining characteristic of human history and culture
* Offers a nuanced argument that values the physical processes ofthings without succumbing to materialism
* Discusses historical and modern examples, using evolutionarytheory to show how long-standing entanglements are irreversible andincrease in scale and complexity over time
* Integrates aspects of a diverse array of contemporary theoriesin archaeology and related natural and biological sciences
* Provides a critical review of many of the key contemporaryperspectives from materiality, material culture studies andphenomenology to evolutionary theory, behavioral archaeology,cognitive archaeology, human behavioral ecology, Actor NetworkTheory and complexity theory


Titel: Entangled
Autoren/Herausgeber: Ian Hodder
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9781118241899

Seitenzahl: 264
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

Ian Hodder is Dunlevie Family Professor in the Department ofAnthropology at Stanford University. Previously he was Professor ofArchaeology at Cambridge. His main large-scale excavation projectshave been at Haddenham in the east of England and atÇatalhöyük in Turkey. He has been awarded severalawards and honorary degrees. His books include TheLeopard's Tale: Revealing the Mysteries ofÇatalhöyük, The Archaeological Process(Blackwell), The Domestication of Europe (Blackwell),Symbols in Action and Reading the Past. - Newsletter
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