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Rethinking Materiality


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Introduction (Elizabeth DeMarrais); Part I: Rethinking Materiality The Materialization of Culture (Elizabeth DeMarrais); Towards a Theory of Material Engagement (Colin Renfrew); Aesthetics, Intelligence and Emotions: Implications for Archaeology (Chris Gosden); Part II Materiality, Mind and History The Affordances of Things: a Post-Gibsonian Perspective on the Relationality of Mind and Matter (Carl Knappett); The Cognitive Basis of Material Engagement: Where Brain, Body and Culture Conflate (Lambros Malafouris); Mind over Matter? Collapsing the Mind-Matter Dichotomy in Material Culture Studies (Nicole Boivin); An Ongoing Outcome, a Surrounding World: Materiality, Agency and History (Manuel A. Arroyo-Kalin); Part III Transition: Materiality of Sedentism and Domestication Materiliaty and Symbolic Force: a Palaeolithic View of Sedentism ( Clive Gamble); Architecture and 'Theatres of Memory' in the Neolithic of Southwest Asia (Trevor Watkins); Domestication, Sedentism, Property and Time: Materiality and the Beginnings of Agriculture in Northern Europe (Richard Bradley); Tangible Materiality and Cosmological Others in the Development of Sedentism (Mary W Helms); Part IV Materiality and Culture: Neolithic and Bronze Age Europe The Extended Artefact and the Monumental Economy: a Methodology for Material Agency (John Robb); Displaying the Stones: the Materiality of 'Megalithic' Monuments (Chris Scarre); Culture Matters: Why Symbolic Objects Change (Timothy Earle); Matter and Memory: Colour, Remembrance and the Neolithic/Bronze Age Transition (Andy Jones); Institutions and Material Culture in Bronze Age Europe: Towards an Intercontextual Archaeology (Kristian Kristiansen); Part V Materiality, Power and the Sacred The Materiality of Sacred Power (Michael Rowlands); The Birth of Mesoamerican Metaphysics: Sedentism, Engagement, and Moral Superiority (John E Clark); Materiality, Feasts, and Figured Worlds in Aztec Mexico (Elizabeth M Brumfiel); Materials and Metaphors of Sovereignty in Central Madagascar (Susan Kus & Victor Raharijaona); Divine Things (Lynn Meskell); Violence into Order: Materiality and Sacred Power in Ancient Iraq (David Wengrow); Part VI Conclusion Thoughts about Rethinking Materiality (George L Cowgill).

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edited by Elizabeth DeMarrais, Chris Gosden & Colin Renfrew

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