Marxist Perspectives in Archaeology

Author: Matthew Spriggs

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521255448

Category: Social Science

Page: 158

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Marxist theory has been an undercurrent in western social science since the late nineteenth century. It came into prominence in the social sciences in the 1960s and 1970s and has had a profound effect on history, sociology and anthropology. This book represents an attempt to gather together Marxist perspectives in archaeology and to examine whether indeed they represent advances in archaeological theory. The papers in this volume look forward to the growing use of Marxist theory by archaeologists; as well as enriching archaeology as a discipline they have important implications for sociology and anthropology through the addition of a long-term, historical perspective. This is a book primarily for undergraduates and research students and their teachers in departments of archaeology and anthropology but it should also be of interest to historians, sociologists and geographers.
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Reader in Gender Archaeology

Author: Kelley Hays-Gilpin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415173599

Category: Social Science

Page: 383

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This Reader in Gender Archaeology presents nineteen current, controversial and highly influential articles which confront and illuminate issues of gender in prehistory. The question of gender difference and whether it is natural or culturally constructed is a compelling one. The articles here, which draw on evidence from a wide range of geographic areas, demonstrate how all archaeological investigation can benefit from an awareness of issues of gender. They also show how the long-term nature of archaeological research can inform the gender debate across the disciplines. The volume: * organizes this complex area into seven sections on key themes in gender archaeology: archaeological method and theory, human origins, division of labour, the social construction of gender, iconography and ideology, power and social hierarchies and new forms of archaeological narrative * includes section introductions which outline the history of research on each topic and present the key points of each article * presents a balance of material which rewrites women into prehistory, and articles which show how the concept of gender informs our understanding and interpretation of the past.
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The Archaeology of Contextual Meanings

Author: Ian Hodder

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521329248

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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This companion volume to Archaeology as Long-term History focuses on the symbolism of artefacts. It seeks at once to refine the theory and method relating to interpretation and show, with examples, how to conduct this sort of archaeological work. Some contributors work with the material culture of modern times or the historic period, areas in which the symbolism of mute artefacts has traditionally been thought most accessible. However, the book also contains a good number of applications in prehistory to demonstrate the feasibility of symbolic interpretation where good contextual data survive from the distant past. In relation to wider debates within the social sciences, the volume is characterised by a concern to place abstract symbolic codes within their historical context and within the contexts of social actions. In this respect, it develops further some of the ideas presented in Dr Hodder's Symbolic and Structural Archaeology, an earlier volume in this series.
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Comparative Archaeologies

A Sociological View of the Science of the Past

Author: Ludomir R Lozny

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441982254

Category: Social Science

Page: 852

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Archaeology, as with all of the social sciences, has always been characterized by competing theoretical propositions based on diverse bodies of locally acquired data. In order to fulfill local, regional expectations, different goals have been assigned to the practitioners of Archaeology in different regions. These goals might be entrenched in local politics, or social expectations behind cultural heritage research. This comprehensive book explores regional archaeologies from a sociological perspective—to identify and explain regional differences in archaeological practice, as well as their existing similarities. This work covers not only the currently-dominant Anglo-American archaeological paradigm, but also Latin America, Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa, all of which have developed their own unique archaeological traditions. The contributions in this work cover these "alternative archaeologies," in the context of their own geographical, political, and socio-economic settings, as well as the context of the currently accepted mainstream approaches.
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Siedlungsforschung

Archäologie, Geschichte, Geographie

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page: N.A

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Archaeology and the Religions of Canaan and Israel

Author: Beth Alpert Nakhai

Publisher: Amer School of Oriental

ISBN: 9780897570572

Category: History

Page: 262

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Annotation This book discusses the role of religion in Canaanite and Israelite society, from the Middle Bronze Age through the Israelite Divided Monarchy (2000-587 BC). It contains an extensive archaeological study of all known Middle Bronze through Iron Age temples, sanctuaries, and open-air shrines, organized by period and geographic region. Social science and textually based analyses of sacrifice in antiquity reveal the many ways in which religion was related to social structure, and the author emphasizes the ways in which social, economic and political relationships determined - and were shaped by - forms of religious organization.
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A history of writing

Author: Albertine Gaur

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780712300285

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Praehistorische Zeitschrift

Author: Karl Schumacher,Wilhelm Unverzagt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Prehistoric peoples

Page: N.A

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Antiquity

Author: Osbert Guy Stanhope Crawford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

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Includes section "Reviews."
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Kingsley and his slaves

anthropological interpretation and evaluation

Author: Benjamin Resnick,David W. Babson,Karen Jo Walker,Heinz Pyszczyk (W.),University of South Carolina. Institute of Archeology and Anthropology

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 170

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Bulletin

Author: University of London. Institute of Archaeology

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

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Nationalism, Politics and the Practice of Archaeology

Author: Philip L. Kohl,Clare Fawcett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521558396

Category: Social Science

Page: 329

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An edited collection exploring political misuse of archaeology for nationalistic purposes.
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Multivariate Archaeology

Numerical Approaches in Scandinavian Archaeology

Author: Torsten Madsen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 150

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Multivariate Archaeology - Numerical Approaches in Scandinavian Archaeology
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Verbotene Archäologie

die verborgene Geschichte der menschlichen Rasse

Author: Michael A. Cremo,Richard L. Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783938516331

Category:

Page: 1055

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Archaeological Theory in Europe

The Last Three Decades

Author: Ian Hodder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317596617

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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The 1980s witnessed exciting developments in theoretical writing in Western archaeology. Where previous decades were dominated by the Anglo-American perspective, or "New Archaeology", the recent years showed the European debate grow in confidence and vitality. This book, published in 1991, captures this spirit of debate as contributors from a wide cross-section of countries evaluate the development of the distinctly national and European characteristics of archaeology and assess future directions. Contributors consider an extensive range of ideologies and viewpoints, stressing the fundamentally historical emphasis and social construction of European archaeology. The development of archaeological theory is traced, with specific emphasis on factors which differ from country to country. Ultimately, it argues that the most active response to archaeology is to celebrate theory within a constantly critical mode. A great insight into the development of theory.
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