By Mikkel Bille,Frida Hastrup,Tim Flohr Soerensen
In learning fabric tradition, anthropologists and archaeologists use significant actual gadgets from a tradition to assist comprehend the fewer tangible elements of that tradition, reminiscent of societal constitution, rituals, and values. What occurs while those items are destroyed, by means of struggle, usual catastrophe, or different old occasions? via certain reasons of 11 overseas case reviews, the contributions show that the absence of gadgets will be simply as telling as their presence, whereas the gadgets created to memorialize a loss even have vital cultural implications.
Covering every little thing from organ donation, to funerary rituals, to prisoners of battle, The Archaeology of Absence is written at a tremendous 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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