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An archaeology of interaction : network perspectives on material culture and society

Author: Carl Knappett
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Think of a souvenir from a foreign trip, or an heirloom passed down the generations - objects allow us to think and act beyond the proximate, across both space and time. Through investigating this uniquely human capacity, this innovative volume argues that academic opinion about material objects tends to only consider individual artefacts, as in souvenirs and heirlooms, when what is truly distinctive in material  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Knappett
ISBN: 9780199215454 0199215456
OCLC Number: 707267293
Description: x, 251 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Interaction, space, and scale --
Networks between disciplines --
Micro-networks: proximate interactions --
Meso-networks: communities of practice --
Macro-networks: regional interactions --
Networks of objects --
Meshworks of things --
Temporalities and biographical care --
Epilogue: future challenges.
Responsibility: Carl Knappett.
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Drawing particularly on the rich material culture from the Bronze Age of Greece, Knappett foregrounds the network quality of human-artefact interactions, and examines the ways in which societies have  Read more...

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