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Rethinking materiality : the engagement of mind with the material world

Author: Elizabeth DeMarrais; Chris Gosden; Colin Renfrew; McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. : McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research ; Oakville, CT : Distributed by Oxbow Books, David Brown Book Co., ©2004.
Series: McDonald Institute monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

What is the relationship between mind and ideas on the one hand, and the material things of the world on the other? In recent years, researchers have rejected the old debate about the primacy of the  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Congresos, conferencias, etc
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth DeMarrais; Chris Gosden; Colin Renfrew; McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.
ISBN: 1902937309 9781902937304
OCLC Number: 318376296
Notes: "The conference was held in Mar. 2003 at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research in Cambridge"--Introduction.
Description: viii, 280 p. : il., mapas ; 29 cm.
Contents: Introduction (Elizabeth DeMarrais); Part I: Rethinking Materiality The Materialization of Culture (Elizabeth DeMarrais); Towards a Theory of Material Engagement (Colin Renfrew); Aesthetics, Intelligence and Emotions: Implications for Archaeology (Chris Gosden); Part II Materiality, Mind and History The Affordances of Things: a Post-Gibsonian Perspective on the Relationality of Mind and Matter (Carl Knappett); The Cognitive Basis of Material Engagement: Where Brain, Body and Culture Conflate (Lambros Malafouris); Mind over Matter? Collapsing the Mind-Matter Dichotomy in Material Culture Studies (Nicole Boivin); An Ongoing Outcome, a Surrounding World: Materiality, Agency and History (Manuel A. Arroyo-Kalin); Part III Transition: Materiality of Sedentism and Domestication Materiliaty and Symbolic Force: a Palaeolithic View of Sedentism ( Clive Gamble); Architecture and 'Theatres of Memory' in the Neolithic of Southwest Asia (Trevor Watkins); Domestication, Sedentism, Property and Time: Materiality and the Beginnings of Agriculture in Northern Europe (Richard Bradley); Tangible Materiality and Cosmological Others in the Development of Sedentism (Mary W Helms); Part IV Materiality and Culture: Neolithic and Bronze Age Europe The Extended Artefact and the Monumental Economy: a Methodology for Material Agency (John Robb); Displaying the Stones: the Materiality of 'Megalithic' Monuments (Chris Scarre); Culture Matters: Why Symbolic Objects Change (Timothy Earle); Matter and Memory: Colour, Remembrance and the Neolithic/Bronze Age Transition (Andy Jones); Institutions and Material Culture in Bronze Age Europe: Towards an Intercontextual Archaeology (Kristian Kristiansen); Part V Materiality, Power and the Sacred The Materiality of Sacred Power (Michael Rowlands); The Birth of Mesoamerican Metaphysics: Sedentism, Engagement, and Moral Superiority (John E Clark); Materiality, Feasts, and Figured Worlds in Aztec Mexico (Elizabeth M Brumfiel); Materials and Metaphors of Sovereignty in Central Madagascar (Susan Kus & Victor Raharijaona); Divine Things (Lynn Meskell); Violence into Order: Materiality and Sacred Power in Ancient Iraq (David Wengrow); Part VI Conclusion Thoughts about Rethinking Materiality (George L Cowgill).
Series Title: McDonald Institute monographs.
Responsibility: edited by Elizabeth DeMarrais, Chris Gosden & Colin Renfrew.
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