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Archaeological Theory in the New Millennium : Introducing Current Perspectives.

Author: Oliver J T Harris; Craig Cipolla
Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2017.
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Harris, Oliver J.T.
Archaeological Theory in the New Millennium : Introducing Current Perspectives.
Florence : Taylor and Francis, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver J T Harris; Craig Cipolla
ISBN: 9781317497448 1317497449
OCLC Number: 988871439
Notes: New animism and Other worlds.
Description: 1 online resource (255 pages)
Contents: Archaeological Theory in the New Millennium- Front Cover; Archaeological Theory in the New Millennium; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; List of figures; List of boxes; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: An introduction to contemporary archaeological theory: confronting dualisms; Introduction; Beyond paradigms; Theory in the new millennium; Imagining theory; Theory and us; Structure of the book; Chapter 2: Beyond paradigms: a potted history of archaeological thought; Introduction: understanding a pit with different theories; Culture history; Processual archaeology. Postprocessual archaeologyTracing a history of dualisms; The problem with dualisms; Conclusions: the three professors; Chapter 3: Between thoughts and things: theorising practice and agency; Introduction: encountering the mystery object; Theorising practice and agency, or what we do; Taking influence from anthropology and sociology; Archaeologies of practice and agency; Reconsidering power, cultural interaction and history; Conclusions: some final thoughts on the mystery object; Chapter 4: Situating things in society: identity and personhood; Introduction: who were they and who are we? From practice to identityPerforming sex and gender; Performing personhood; Embodied identities; Conclusions: identity beyond our assumptions; Chapter 5: Secret lives of things: object agency and biography; Introduction: a museum visit; Object agency; Enchanting the collector; Object biography; Tracking colonial 'lives'; Conclusions: back to the museum; Chapter 6: Things make people?: considering materiality, phenomenology, experience and entanglement; Introduction: making the Amesbury Archer; What is materiality?; Dialectics and objectification; Phenomenology; Experiencing the world. EntanglementsConclusions: person makes arrow, arrow makes person; Chapter 7: Mediating the world: archaeological semiotics; Introduction: signs in a lonely forest; Two sides of Saussure; Three cheers for Peirce; Archaeological semiotics; Conclusions: back to the forest; Chapter 8: Finding symmetry: Actor-Network-Theory and new materialism; Introduction: do guns kill people or do people kill people?; To modernity, and beyond! The challenge ofBruno Latour; Archaeology, the discipline of things; From symmetry to new materialism; New materialism in archaeology. Conclusions: beyond processual and postprocessual archaeologies?Chapter 9: Multi-species archaeology: people, plants and animals; Introduction: archaeology beyond the human; Archaeology, plants and animals; Thinking about a multi-species world; More-than-human archaeology; Beyond history versus evolution?; Biosemiotics; Conclusions: back to domestication; Chapter 10: 'Others': postcolonialism, the ontological turn and colonised things; Introduction: from stones of Others to stones as Others; Postcolonial theory: understanding and representingOthers in a shared world.

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