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The Archaeology of Personhood : An Anthropological Approach - Chris Fowler

The Archaeology of Personhood

An Anthropological Approach

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Published: 1st June 2004
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"The Archaeology of Personhood" examines the characteristics that define a person as a category of being, highlights how definitions of personhood are culturally variable, and explores how that variation is connected to human uses of material culture. Applying an anthropological approach to detailed case studies from European prehistoric archaeology, the book explores the connection between people, animals, objects, their societies, and environments, and investigates the relationship that jointly produces bodies, persons, communities, and artifacts.
Bringing together a wealth of research in social and cultural anthropology, philosophy, and related fields, this is the first book to address the contribution that an understanding of personhood can make to our interpretations of the past.

The Individual in the Archaeological Imagination
Personhood and Identity: Theoretical Frameworks
Personhood, Exchange and Artefacts
Personhood Death and Transformation
Bodies, Substances and Community
An Interpretation: Personhood in Later Mesolithic Scandinavia
Relational Personhood in Context
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ISBN: 9780415317221
ISBN-10: 0415317223
Series: Themes in Archaeology Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st June 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.3  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1