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Entangled : an Archaeology of the Relationships between Humans and Things.

Author: Ian Hodder
Publisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2012.
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A powerful and innovative argument that explores the complexity of the human relationship with material things, demonstrating how humans and societies are entrapped into the maintenance and sustaining of material worldsArgues that the interrelationship of humans and things is a defining characteristic of human history and cultureOffers a nuanced argument that values the physical processes of things without  Read more...
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Hodder, Ian.
Entangled : An Archaeology of the Relationships between Humans and Things.
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Hodder
ISBN: 9781118241899 1118241894
OCLC Number: 782877195
Description: 1 online resource (266 pages)
Contents: Entangled: An Archaeology of the Relationships between Humans and Things; Contents; Epigraph; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; 1 Thinking About Things Differently; Approaches to Things; Themes About Things; Things are Not Isolated; Things are Not Inert; Things Endure over Different Temporalities; Things Often Appear as Non-things; The Forgetness of Things; What Is a Thing?; Humans and Things; Knowing Things; Conclusion: The Objectness of Things; 2 Humans Depend on Things; Dependence: Some Introductory Concepts; Forms of Dependence; Reflective and Non-reflective Relationships with Things. Going Towards and Away From ThingsIdentification and Ownership; Approaches to the Human Dependence On Things; Being There with Things; Material Culture and Materiality; Cognition and the Extended Mind; Conclusion: Things R Us; 3 Things Depend on Other Things; Forms of Connection between Things; Production and Reproduction; Exchange; Use; Consumption; Discard; Post-deposition; Affordances; From Affordance to Dependence; The French School --
Operational Chains; Behavioral Chains; Conclusion; 4 Things Depend on Humans; Things Fall Apart; Behavioral Archaeology and Material Behavior. Behavioral EcologyHuman Behavioral Ecology; The Temporalities of Things; Conclusion: The Unruliness of Things; 5 Entanglement; Other Approaches; Latour and Actor Network Theory; The Archaeology of Entanglement; The Physical Processes of Things; Temporalities; Forgetness; The Tautness of Entanglements; Types and Degrees of Entanglement; Cores and Peripheries of Entanglements; Contingency; Conclusion; 6 Fittingness; Nested Fittingness; Return to Affordance; Coherence: Abstraction, Metaphor, Mimesis and Resonance; Abstraction, Metaphor and Mimesis; Synaesthesia; Resonance. Coherence and Resonance at ÇatalhöyükConclusion; 7 The Evolution and Persistence of Things; Evolutionary Approaches; Evolutionary Ecology (HBE); Evolutionary Archaeology; Dual Inheritance Theory; Evolution and Entanglement; Niche Construction; Evolution at Çatalhöyük; Conclusion; 8 Things happen ... ; The Complexity of Entanglements; Open, Complex and Discontinuous Entanglements; Unruly Things: Contingency; Conjunction of Temporalities; Catalysis: Small Things and the Emergence of Big Effects; Is there a Directionality to Entanglements?; Some Neolithic Examples; Macro-evolutionary Approaches. Why Do Entanglements Increase the Rate of Change?Conclusion; 9 Tracing the Threads; Tanglegrams; Locating Entanglements; Sequencing Entanglements --
at Çatalhöyük; Sequencing Entanglements --
the Origins of Agriculture in the Middle East; Causality and Directionality; Conclusion; 10 Conclusions; The Object Nature of Things; Too Much Stuff?; Temporality and Structure; Power and Agency; To and from Formulaic Reduction; Things Again; Some Ethical Considerations; The Last Thing on my Mind; Bibliography; Index.

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A powerful and innovative argument that explores the complexity of the human relationship with material things, demonstrating how humans and societies are entrapped into the maintenance and sustaining of material worldsArgues that the interrelationship of humans and things is a defining characteristic of human history and cultureOffers a nuanced argument that values the physical processes of things without succumbing to materialismDiscusses historical and modern examples, using evolutionary theory to show how long-standing entanglements are irreversible and increase in scale and complexity ove.

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