An Anthropology of Absence: Materializations of - download pdf or read online

By Mikkel Bille,Frida Hastrup,Tim Flohr Soerensen

ISBN-10: 1441955283

ISBN-13: 9781441955289

ISBN-10: 1489983368

ISBN-13: 9781489983367

In learning fabric tradition, anthropologists and archaeologists use significant actual gadgets from a tradition to aid comprehend the fewer tangible features of that tradition, equivalent to societal constitution, rituals, and values. What occurs while those items are destroyed, by means of battle, traditional catastrophe, or different ancient occasions? via particular causes of 11 overseas case stories, the contributions exhibit that the absence of items may be simply as telling as their presence, whereas the items created to memorialize a loss even have very important cultural implications.

Covering every little thing from organ donation, to funerary rituals, to prisoners of struggle, The Archaeology of Absence is written at an incredible intersection of archaeological and anthropological learn. Divided into 3 sections, this quantity makes use of the "presence" of absence to match cultural perceptions of: fabric characteristics and created reminiscence, the mind/body connection, temporality, and death.

This wealthy textual content offers a powerful theoretical framework for anthropologists and archaeologists learning fabric culture.

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