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A Companion to Social Archaeology free pdf "A Companion to Social Archaeology" explores the encounter of social theory and archaeology since the 1980s. The volume comprises 17 original essays grouped into four sections - Knowledge's, Identities, Places, and Politics. Each section is prefaced with a review essay prepared by the editors that contextualizes the history and developments in social archaeology and related fields including anthropology, social theory, politics, and philosophy. The volume traces the origins of social theory within archaeology, discusses different conceptions of social archaeology, and identifies key intellectual issues that will have a bearing on the discipline's future direction. This book advocates a social archaeology that foregrounds the situated experiences of material life, the constitution of the object world and, concurrently, their shaping of human experience. This collection provides an invaluable reference for students and teachers studying the intersections of archaeology, culture, and society.

About Lynn Meskell

Lynn Meskell is Professor of Anthropology at Stanford University. She is founding editor of the "Journal of Social Archaeology" and her previous books include "Archaeology under Fire: Nationalism, Politics, and Heritage in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East" (1998, ed.), "Archaeologies of Social Life: Age, Sex, Class etc. in Ancient Egypt" (Blackwell, 1999), "Private Life in New Kingdom Egypt" (2002), "Embodied Lives: Figuring Ancient Maya and Egyptian Experience," (2003, with Rosemary Joyce), and "Object Worlds from Ancient Egypt: Material Biographies Past and Present" (2004). Robert W. Preucel is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Associate Curator of North American Archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is editor of "Processual and Postprocessual Archaeologies: Multiple Ways of Knowing the Past" (1991), co-editor with Ian Hodder of "Contemporary Archaeology in Theory" (Blackwell, 1996), and editor of "Archaeologies of the Pueblo Revolt: Identity, Meaning, and Renewal in the Pueblo World" (2002).

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Author : Lynn Meskell
Publisher : Blackwell Publishers
Data Published : 02 September 2004
ISBN : 0631225781
EAN : 9780631225782
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 448 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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