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    Designing with living: a contextual archaeology of dependent architecture

    McFadyen, Lesley (2013) Designing with living: a contextual archaeology of dependent architecture. In: Alberti, A. and Jones, A.M. and Pollard, J. (eds.) Archaeology after Interpretation: Returning Materials to Archaeological Theory. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press. ISBN 9781611327250.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: A new generation of archaeologists has thrown down a challenge to post-processual theory, arguing that characterizing material symbols as arbitrary overlooks the material character and significance of artifacts. This volume showcases the significant departure from previous symbolic approaches that is underway in the discipline. It brings together key scholars advancing a variety of cutting edge approaches, each emphasizing an understanding of artifacts and materials not in terms of symbols but relationally, as a set of associations that compose people’s understanding of the world. Authors draw on a diversity of intellectual sources and case studies, paving a dynamic road ahead for archaeology as a discipline and theoretical approaches to material culture.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Research Centre: Architecture Space and Society Centre
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2014 17:21
    Last Modified: 07 Dec 2016 14:57
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/8882

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