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In defense of things : archaeology and the ontology of objects

Author: Bjørnar Olsen
Publisher: Lanham : AltaMira, 2013.
Series: Archaeology in society series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView 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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bjørnar Olsen
ISBN: 9780759119307 0759119309 9780759119321 0759119325 9780759119314 0759119317
OCLC Number: 955054018
Description: IX, 203 Seiten : Illustrationen.
Contents: Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Brothers in Arms? Archaeology and Material Culture Studies Chapter 3. Material Culture as Text: Scenes from a Troubled Engagement Chapter 4. The Phenomenology of Things Chapter 5. Tacit Matter: The Silencing of Things Chapter 6. Temporality and Memory: How Things Remember Chapter 7. Living with Things - Matter in Place Chapter 8. In Defense of Things Chapter 9 Bibliography
Series Title: Archaeology in society series
Responsibility: Bjørnar Olsen.

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