Memory and Material Culture by Andrew Meirion Jones
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Memory and Material Culture
By Andrew Meirion Jones

Memory and Material Culture

By (author) See other recent books by Andrew Meirion Jones
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $57.95
Your Price: $52.16 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $5.80! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.61 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Memory and Material Culture by Andrew Meirion Jones

Book Description

We take for granted the survival into the present of artifacts from the past. Indeed the discipline of archaeology would be impossible without the survival of such artifacts. What is the implication of the durability or ephemerality of past material culture for the reproduction of societies in the past? In this book, Andrew Jones argues that the material world offers a vital framework for the formation of collective memory. He uses the topic of memory to critique the treatment of artifacts as symbols by interpretative archaeologists and artifacts as units of information (or memes) by behavioral archaeologists, instead arguing for a treatment of artifacts as forms of mnemonic trace that have an impact on the senses. Using detailed case studies from prehistoric Europe, he further argues that archaeologists can study the relationship between mnemonic traces in the form of networks of reference in artifactual and architectural forms.

Buy Memory and Material Culture book by Andrew Meirion Jones from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780521545518
ISBN-10: 052154551X
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 274
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 10-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Andrew Meirion Jones

Prehistoric Materialities by Andrew Meirion Jones Prehistoric Materialities, Hardback (July 2012)

This volume focuses on the analysis of materials, from the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age periods of Britain and Ireland, in the study of prehistoric artefacts. Challenging the assumption that materials are inert and shaped by past societies, it argues that it is rather the materials which shaped the societies.

» View all books by Andrew Meirion Jones

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Memory and Material Culture book by Andrew Meirion Jones and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Andrew Meirion Jones

Andrew Jones is a lecturer in archaeology at the University of Southampton. He is the author of Archaeological Theory and Scientific Practice and editor of Coloring the Past.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Andrew Meirion Jones close
Prehistoric Materialities by Andrew Meirion Jones
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close