Theory and Practice in Archaeology
The Swastika Constructing the Symbol
By Ian Hodder
June 30, 1995
In this latest collection of his articles, of which seven are written especially for this volume, Ian Hodder captures and continues the lively controversy of the 1980s over symbolic and structural approaches to archaeology. The book acts as an overview of the developments in the discipline over the...
By James G. Carrier
May 06, 2016
Three hundred years ago people made most of what they used, or got it in trade from their neighbours. Now, no one seems to make anything, and we buy what we need from shops. Gifts and Commodities describes the cultural and historical process of these changes and looks at the rise of consumer ...
By Daniel Miller
July 25, 1995
A multi-disciplinary overview providing new theories, critical analyses and the latest reasearch on this very fashionable topic. Includes chapters on consumption studies in anthropology, economics, history, sociology and many more areas....
By Michael Parker Pearson, Colin Richards
May 14, 1997
Architecture is a powerful medium for representing, ordering and classifying the world, and understanding the use of space is fundamental to archaeological inquiry. Architecture and Order draws on the work of archaeologists, social theorists and architects to explore the way in which people relate ...
By Malcolm Quinn
October 12, 2015
Despite the enormous amount of material on the subject of Nazism, there has been no substantial work on its emblem, the swastika. This original and controversial contribution examines the role that the swastika played in the construction of the Aryan myth in the nineteenth century, and its use in ...
By Kristian Kristiansen, Michael Rowlands
August 12, 2014
Social Transformations in Archaeology explores the relevance of archaeology to the study of long-term change and to the understanding of our contemporary world. The articles are divided into: * broader theoretical issues * post-colonial issues in a wide range of contexts * archaeological ...
By Pierre Lemonnier
November 15, 2002
Technological Choices deals with the adoption or rejection by a society of certain technological innovations. It demonstrates that in any society, such choices result from cultural values and social relations, rather than inherent benefits in the technology itself and highlights revolutionary ...
By Michael Shanks
November 08, 2011
In Experiencing the Past Michael Shanks presents an animated exploration of the character of archaeology and reclaims the sentiment and feeling which are so often lost in purely academic approaches....
By Christina Toren
September 22, 1999
How do we become who we are? How is it that people are so similar in the ways they differ from one another, and so different in the ways they are the same?Christina Toren's theory of mind as not only a physical phenomenon, but an historical one, sets out to answer these questions by examining how ...
By Julian Thomas
December 17, 1998
Time, Culture and Identity questions the modern western distinctions between: * nature and culture * mind and body * object and subject. Drawing on the philosophy of Martin Heidegger, Julian Thomas develops a way of writing about the past in which time is seen as central to the emergence of the ...