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In defense of things : archaeology and the ontology of objects

Author: Bjørnar Olsen
Publisher: Lanham : AltaMira Press : A division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2013. ©2010
Series: Archaeology in society series
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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This important work of archaeological theory challenges us to reconsider our ideas about the nature of things, past and present, arguing that objects themselves possess a dynamic presence that we  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bjørnar Olsen
ISBN: 9780759119314 0759119317 9780759119307 0759119309
OCLC Number: 880823655
Notes: Publié à l'origine en 2010.
Description: ix, 203 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Brothers in arms? : archaeology and material culture studies --
Material culture as text : scenes from a troubled engagement --
The phenomenology of things --
Tacit matter : the silencing of things --
Temporality and memory : how things remember --
Living with things : matter in place --
In defense of things.
Series Title: Archaeology in society series
Responsibility: Bjørnar Olsen.

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Much recent theoretical discourse in archaeology is focused on active, relational objects conceived as entanglements,assemblages, and bundles of things. In Defense of Things is a timely, highly Read more...

 
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