The Oxford Handbook of African Archaeology

The Oxford Handbook of African Archaeology

This Handbook provides a comprehensive synthesis of African archaeology, covering the entirety of the continent's past from the beginnings of human evolution to the archaeological legacy of European colonialism.

Author: Peter Mitchell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199569885

Category: History

Page: 1052

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This Handbook provides a comprehensive synthesis of African archaeology, covering the entirety of the continent's past from the beginnings of human evolution to the archaeological legacy of European colonialism. It includes a mixture of key methodological and theoretical issues and debates and situates the subject's contemporary practice.
Categories: History

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Rock Art

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Rock Art

This handbook is currently in development, with individual articles publishing online in advance of print publication.

Author: Bruno David

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 9780190607357

Category: Art

Page: 1152

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This handbook is currently in development, with individual articles publishing online in advance of print publication. At this time, we cannot add information about unpublished articles in this handbook, however the table of contents will continue to grow as additional articles pass through the review process and are added to the site. Please note that the online publication date for this handbook is the date that the first article in the title was published online. For more information, please read the site FAQs.
Categories: Art

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

This Handbook is the first comprehensive survey of a rapidly expanding sub-field in archaeology, the study of the present and recent past.

Author: Paul Graves-Brown

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199602001

Category: Art

Page: 823

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This Handbook is the first comprehensive survey of a rapidly expanding sub-field in archaeology, the study of the present and recent past. It seeks to explore the boundaries of this emerging area, to develop a tool-kit of concepts and methods, which are applicable to this new sub-field, and to suggest important future trajectories for research.
Categories: Art

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter gatherers

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter gatherers

This book provides a comprehensive review of hunter-gatherer studies, undertaking detailed regional and thematic case-studies that span the archaeology, history and anthropology of hunter gatherers, concluding with an in-depth review of the ...

Author: Vicki Cummings

Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)

ISBN: 9780199551224

Category: History

Page: 1330

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For more than a century, the study of hunting and gathering societies has been central to the development of both archaeology and anthropology as academic disciplines, and has also generated widespread public interest and debate. This book provides a comprehensive review of hunter-gatherer studies, tracing histories of research and undertaking detailed regional and thematic case-studies that span the archaeology, history and anthropology of hunter gatherers,concluding with an in-depth review of the main opportunities, research questions, and moral obligations that lie ahead.
Categories: History

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion

The coverage is global, and extends from the earliest prehistory to modern times. Written by over sixty renowned specialists, the Handbook presents the very best in current scholarship, and will also stimulate further research.

Author: Timothy Insoll

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199232444

Category: Religion

Page: 1108

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A comprehensive overview, by period and region, of the archaeology of ritual and religion. The coverage is global, and extends from the earliest prehistory to modern times. Written by over sixty renowned specialists, the Handbook presents the very best in current scholarship, and will also stimulate further research.
Categories: Religion

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial

This Handbook reviews the state of mortuary archaeology and its practice with forty-four chapters focusing on the history of the discipline and its current scientific techniques and methods.

Author: Sarah Tarlow

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199569069

Category: Social Science

Page: 872

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This Handbook reviews the state of mortuary archaeology and its practice with forty-four chapters focusing on the history of the discipline and its current scientific techniques and methods. Written by leading scholars in the field, it derives its examples and case studies from a wide range of time periods and geographical areas.
Categories: Social Science

The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History

The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History

See e.g. Anthropology and Medicine, 18/2 (2011), Special Issue: Shrines,
Substances and Medicine in SubSaharan Africa: Archaeological, Anthropological
and Historical Perspectives, ed. Timothy Insoll. Karen Flint, Healing Traditions:
African ...

Author: John Parker

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191667558

Category: History

Page: 560

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The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History represents an invaluable tool for historians and others in the field of African studies. This collection of essays, produced by some of the finest scholars currently working in the field, provides the latest insights into, and interpretations of, the history of Africa - a continent with a rich and complex past. An understanding of this past is essential to gain perspective on Africa's current challenges, and this accessible and comprehensive volume will allow readers to explore various aspects - political, economic, social, and cultural - of the continent's history over the last two hundred years. Since African history first emerged as a serious academic endeavour in the 1950s and 1960s, it has undergone numerous shifts in terms of emphasis and approach, changes brought about by political and economic exigencies and by ideological debates. This multi-faceted Handbook is essential reading for anyone with an interest in those debates, and in Africa and its peoples. While the focus is determinedly historical, anthropology, geography, literary criticism, political science and sociology are all employed in this ground-breaking study of Africa's past.
Categories: History

The Oxford Handbook of Public Archaeology

The Oxford Handbook of Public Archaeology

THE BENEFITS OF PUBLIC INTERVENTION AT AFRICAN-AMERICAN
ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES CHERYL JANIFER LAROCHE Cheryl Janifer
LaRoche holds a doctoral degree in American Studies as a Ford Fellow from the
University of ...

Author: Robin Skeates

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191612503

Category: Social Science

Page: 752

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The Oxford Handbook of Public Archaeology seeks to reappraise the place of archaeology in the contemporary world by providing a series of essays that critically engage with both old and current debates in the field of public archaeology. Divided into four distinct sections and drawing across disciplines in this dynamic field, the volume aims to evaluate the range of research strategies and methods used in archaeological heritage and museum studies, identify and contribute to key contemporary debates, critically explore the history of archaeological resource management, and question the fundamental principles and practices through which the archaeological past is understood and used today.
Categories: Social Science

Journal of Anthropological Research

Journal of Anthropological Research

Kelly E. Graf Center for the Study of the First Americans Texas A & M University
The Oxford Handbook of African Archaeology . Peter Mitchell and Paul Lane ,
eds . Oxford , UK : Oxford University Press , 2013 , 1080 pp . $ 175.00 , cloth .
Africa ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822041737784

Category: Anthropology

Page:

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Categories: Anthropology

The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology

The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology

handbook. francesco. menotti. and. aidan. o'sullivan. Wetland archaeology is
difficult to define: as mutable and ... and on every continent on earth (except for
Antarctica), with notable wetlands in Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Middle
East, ...

Author: Francesco Menotti

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199573493

Category: Science

Page: 943

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The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology is the most comprehensive survey of world wetland archaeology ever published and sets out and covers the key issues and debates in the theory and practice of wetland archaeology, which has played a crucial role in studies of our past. Due to the high quantity of well-preserved organic materials found in humid environments, the study of wetlands has allowed archaeologists to reconstruct people's everyday lives ingreat detail. Through concise essays written by over fifty of the world's leading scholars in the field, it describes the scientific and archaeological principles, methodologies, and spectacular results of past and present archaeological investigations of wetland environments.
Categories: Science

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant

An additional factor in our decision against editing a 'handbook of biblical
archaeology' was the existence of numerous ... bridge, serving as the point of
intersections for the criss-crossing of peoples and cultures from Europe, Asia,
and Africa.

Author: Margreet L. Steiner

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191662553

Category: Social Science

Page: 912

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This Handbook aims to serve as a research guide to the archaeology of the Levant, an area situated at the crossroads of the ancient world that linked the eastern Mediterranean, Anatolia, Mesopotamia, and Egypt. The Levant as used here is a historical geographical term referring to a large area which today comprises the modern states of Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, western Syria, and Cyprus, as well as the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and the Sinai Peninsula. Unique in its treatment of the entire region, it offers a comprehensive overview and analysis of the current state of the archaeology of the Levant within its larger cultural, historical, and socio-economic contexts. The Handbook also attempts to bridge the modern scholarly and political divide between archaeologists working in this highly contested region. Written by leading international scholars in the field, it focuses chronologically on the Neolithic through Persian periods - a time span during which the Levant was often in close contact with the imperial powers of Egypt, Anatolia, Assyria, Babylon, and Persia. This volume will serve as an invaluable reference work for those interested in a contextualised archaeological account of this region, beginning with the 'agricultural revolution' until the conquest of Alexander the Great that marked the end of the Persian period.
Categories: Social Science

Hunter Gatherers and Their Neighbors in Asia Africa and South America

Hunter Gatherers and Their Neighbors in Asia  Africa  and South America

The Oxford Handbook of African Archaeology , pp . 473-488 . Oxford : Oxford
University Press . Pennington , R. and H. Harpending 1993 The Structure of an
African Pastoralist Community : Demography , History , and Ecology of the ...

Author: Kazunobu Ikeya

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0108790635

Category: Ethnology

Page: 298

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Categories: Ethnology

The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity

The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity

Phillipson, David W. 2003. Aksum: An Archaeological Introduction and Guide. =
Archaeological Sites of Eastern Africa, reprint in Azania 38. Nairobi: British
Institute in Eastern Africa. Piotrovskij, M. B. 1984. “Prorocheskoe dvizhenie v
Aravii VII v ...

Author: Scott Fitzgerald Johnson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199996339

Category: History

Page: 1296

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The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity offers an innovative overview of a period (c. 300-700 CE) that has become increasingly central to scholarly debates over the history of western and Middle Eastern civilizations. This volume covers such pivotal events as the fall of Rome, the rise of Christianity, the origins of Islam, and the early formation of Byzantium and the European Middle Ages. These events are set in the context of widespread literary, artistic, cultural, and religious change during the period. The geographical scope of this Handbook is unparalleled among comparable surveys of Late Antiquity; Arabia, Egypt, Central Asia, and the Balkans all receive dedicated treatments, while the scope extends to the western kingdoms, and North Africa in the West. Furthermore, from economic theory and slavery to Greek and Latin poetry, Syriac and Coptic literature, sites of religious devotion, and many others, this Handbook covers a wide range of topics that will appeal to scholars from a diverse array of disciplines. The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity engages the perennially valuable questions about the end of the ancient world and the beginning of the medieval, while providing a much-needed touchstone for the study of Late Antiquity itself.
Categories: History

The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology

Problems, functions and conditions of archaeological knowledge. journal
ofSocialArchaeology 1(1), 1264146. Criado, F. ... Tischnology and social agency
Oxford: Blackwell. Donald ... Colonial transcripts in South Africa and the
Chesapeake.

Author: Jaan Valsiner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199366224

Category: Psychology

Page: 1136

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The goal of cultural psychology is to explain the ways in which human cultural constructions -- for example, rituals, stereotypes, and meanings -- organize and direct human acting, feeling, and thinking in different social contexts. A rapidly growing, international field of scholarship, cultural psychology is ready for an interdisciplinary, primary resource. Linking psychology, anthropology, sociology, archaeology, and history, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the quintessential volume that unites the variable perspectives from these disciplines. Comprised of over fifty contributed chapters, this book provides a necessary, comprehensive overview of contemporary cultural psychology. Bridging psychological, sociological, and anthropological perspectives, one will find in this handbook: - A concise history of psychology that includes valuable resources for innovation in psychology in general and cultural psychology in particular - Interdisciplinary chapters including insights into cultural anthropology, cross-cultural psychology, culture and conceptions of the self, and semiotics and cultural connections - Close, conceptual links with contemporary biological sciences, especially developmental biology, and with other social sciences - A section detailing potential methodological innovations for cultural psychology By comparing cultures and the (often differing) human psychological functions occuring within them, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the ideal resource for making sense of complex and varied human phenomena.
Categories: Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Iranian History

The Oxford Handbook of Iranian History

Alireza Shapour Shahbazi received his PhD in East Asian archaeology from the
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He was a lecturer in
Achaemenid archaeology and Iranology at the University of Shiraz, Harvard ...

Author: Touraj Daryaee

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190208820

Category: History

Page: 432

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This Handbook is a current, comprehensive single-volume history of Iranian civilization. The authors, all leaders in their fields, emphasize the large-scale continuities of Iranian history while also describing the important patterns of transformation that have characterized Iran's past. Each of the chapters focuses on a specific epoch of Iranian history and surveys the general political, social, cultural, and economic issues of that era. The ancient period begins with chapters considering the anthropological evidence of the prehistoric era, through to the early settled civilizations of the Iranian plateau, and continuing to the rise of the ancient Persian empires. The medieval section first considers the Arab-Muslim conquest of the seventh century, and then moves on to discuss the growing Turkish influence filtering in from Central Asia beginning in the tenth and eleventh centuries. The last third of the book covers Iran in the modern era by considering the rise of the Safavid state and its accompanying policy of centralization, the introduction of Shi'ism, the problems of reform and modernization in the Qajar and Pahlavi periods, and the revolution of 1978-79 and its aftermath. The book is a collaborative exercise among scholars specializing in a variety of sub-fields, and across a number of disciplines, including history, art history, classics, literature, politics, and linguistics. Here, readers can find a reliable and accessible narrative that can serve as an authoritative guide to the field of Iranian studies.
Categories: History

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption

To give tight form to the essay, I will focus on East Africa in the late nineteenth
century, an era notable for its dramatic ... Archaeological investigations across
the region have identified diverse earthen vessels and metal instruments that
bear ...

Author: Frank Trentmann

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199561216

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 695

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The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption offers a timely overview of how our understanding of consumption in history has changed in the last generation.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Mathematics

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Mathematics

Tozzer, A M, Landa's Relacion de las cosas de Yucatan, Papers, Peabody
Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology, ... Zaslavsky, Claudia, Africa
counts: number and pattern in African culture, Prindle, Webber & Schmidt, 1973.

Author: Eleanor Robson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191607448

Category: Mathematics

Page: 926

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This Handbook explores the history of mathematics under a series of themes which raise new questions about what mathematics has been and what it has meant to practise it. It addresses questions of who creates mathematics, who uses it, and how. A broader understanding of mathematical practitioners naturally leads to a new appreciation of what counts as a historical source. Material and oral evidence is drawn upon as well as an unusual array of textual sources. Further, the ways in which people have chosen to express themselves are as historically meaningful as the contents of the mathematics they have produced. Mathematics is not a fixed and unchanging entity. New questions, contexts, and applications all influence what counts as productive ways of thinking. Because the history of mathematics should interact constructively with other ways of studying the past, the contributors to this book come from a diverse range of intellectual backgrounds in anthropology, archaeology, art history, philosophy, and literature, as well as history of mathematics more traditionally understood. The thirty-six self-contained, multifaceted chapters, each written by a specialist, are arranged under three main headings: 'Geographies and Cultures', 'Peoples and Practices', and 'Interactions and Interpretations'. Together they deal with the mathematics of 5000 years, but without privileging the past three centuries, and an impressive range of periods and places with many points of cross-reference between chapters. The key mathematical cultures of North America, Europe, the Middle East, India, and China are all represented here as well as areas which are not often treated in mainstream history of mathematics, such as Russia, the Balkans, Vietnam, and South America. A vital reference for graduates and researchers in mathematics, historians of science, and general historians.
Categories: Mathematics

The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies

One of the issues that arises, then, is how much traditional methods of historical
investigation and archaeology can add to ... there are Greeks from many
geographical worlds, from the furthest reaches of colonization in Asia, Africa, and
Europe, ...

Author: George Boys-Stones

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191608704

Category: History

Page: 912

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The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies is a unique collection of some seventy articles which together explore the ways in which ancient Greece has been, is, and might be studied. It is intended to inform its readers, but also, importantly, to inspire them, and to enable them to pursue their own research by introducing the primary resources and exploring the latest agenda for their study. The emphasis is on the breadth and potential of Hellenic Studies as a flourishing and exciting intellectual arena, and also upon its relevance to the way we think about ourselves today.
Categories: History

The Oxford Handbook of Critical Management Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Critical Management Studies

The Archaeology of Knowledge. London: ... “From Complete Exclusion to Minimal
Inclusion: African Americans and the Public Accounting Industry, ... A White-
Collar Profession: African-American Certified Public Accountants Since 1921.

Author: Mats Alvesson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191608094

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 604

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Critical Management Studies (CMS) has emerged as a movement that questions the authority and relevance of mainstream thinking and practice. Critical of established social practices and institutional arrangements, it challenges prevailing systems of domination and promotes the development of alternatives to them. CMS draws upon diverse critical traditions. Of particular importance for its initial articulation was the thinking of members of the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory. From these foundations, CMS has grown into a pluralistic and inclusive movement incorporating a diverse range of perspectives - ranging from labour process theory to radical feminism. In recent times, a set of ideas broadly labelled 'poststructuralist' have been developed to complement and challenge the insights of Critical Theory, giving new impetus for scholars seeking to challenge the status quo and articulate a more inclusive and humane future for management practice. The Oxford Handbook of Critical Management Studies provides an overview of theoretical approaches, key topics, issues, and subject specialisms in management studies, as well as a set of reflections on the progress and prospects of CMS. Contributors are all specialists in the respective fields and share a concern to interrogate and challenge received wisdom about management theory and practice. Given the rapid growth of the CMS movement, its ever increasing theoretical and geographical diversity and its outreach into the public sphere, The Oxford Handbook of Critical Management Studies is a timely publication. In addition to UK contributors, where CMS has developed most rapidly, there is strong representation from North American contributors as well as from areas where CMS has taken hold more recently, such as Australasia.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Oxford Handbook of Gender in Organizations

The Oxford Handbook of Gender in Organizations

Toward the African Revolution. Harmondsworth: Penguin. ... The Order of Things:
An Archaeology of the Human Sciences. New York: Vintage Books. ... Foucault,
Michel (1982). The Archeology of Knowledge and the Discourse on Language.

Author: Savita Kumra

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191632754

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 752

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The issue of gender in organizations has attracted much attention and debate over a number of years. The focus of examination is inequality of opportunity between the genders and the impact this has on organizations, individual men and women, and society as a whole. It is undoubtedly the case that progress has been made with women participating in organizational life in greater numbers and at more senior levels than has been historically the case, challenging notions that senior and/or influential organizational and political roles remain a masculine domain. The Oxford Handbook of Gender in Organizations is a comprehensive analysis of thinking and research on gender in organizations with original contributions from key international scholars in the field. The Handbook comprises four sections. The first looks at the theoretical roots and potential for theoretical development in respect of the topic of gender in organizations. The second section focuses on leadership and management and the gender issues arising in this field; contributors review the extensive literature and reflect on progress made as well as commenting on hurdles yet to be overcome. The third section considers the gendered nature of careers. Here the focus is on querying traditional approaches to career, surfacing embedded assumptions within traditional approaches, and assessing potential for alternative patterns to evolve, taking into account the nature of women's lives and the changing nature of organizations. In its final section the Handbook examines masculinity in organizations to assess the diversity of masculinities evident within organizations and the challenges posed to those outside the norm. In bringing together a broad range of research and thinking on gender in organizations across a number of disciplines, sub-disciplines, and conceptual perspectives, the Handbook provides a comprehensive view of both contemporary thinking and future research directions.
Categories: Business & Economics