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|ISBN:||0631202951 9780631202950 063120296X 9780631202967|
|Description:||xv-239 p. : ill., cartes. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||List of Figures. Acknowledgements. Preface: The Contradictions of Theory. 1. Common Sense is Not Enough. 2. The 'New Archaeology'. 3. Archaeology as Science. 4. Testing, Middle-range Theory and Ethnoarchaeology. 5. Culture as a System. 6. Looking at Thoughts. 7. Postprocessual and Interpretative Archaeologies. 8. Archaeology and Gender. 9. Archaeological Evolution. 10. Archaeology and History. 11. Archaeology in a Postmodern World. 12. Conclusion: Conflict and Consensus. Selective Glossary. Further Reading. Bibliography. Index.|
"Johnson does not simply give an excellent introduction to the labyrinth of -isms that comprise contemporary archaeological theory. He also frames each competing theoretical strand in its historical