Stonehenge by Barbara Bender
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Stonehenge by Barbara Bender

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This book is an imaginative exploration of a place that has fascinated, intrigued and perplexed visitors for centuries. Instead of seeing Stonehenge as an isolated site, the author sets the stones within a wider landscape and explores how use and meaning have changed from prehistoric times right through to the present. Throughout the millennia, the Stonehenge landscape has been used and re-used, invested with new meanings, and has given rise to myths and stories. The author creatively explores how the landscape has been appropriated and contested, and invokes the debates and experiences of people who have very different and often conflicting experiences of the same place. Today, heritage managers, archaeologists, local people, free festivallers, and druids come to the place with entirely different understandings and agendas. The book demonstrates that the creation of spaces and places for people to express divergent viewpoints is powerfully constrained by social and political forces that allow some voices to be heard while others are marginalized. With dialogues and illustrations that range from the conventional to the cartoon strip, this multi-vocal book not only presents a wide range of views in an innovative way, but provides important new insights on how people shape and are shaped by landscape.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781859739082
ISBN-10: 1859739083
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Stonehenge by Barbara Bender Stonehenge, Hardback (April 1998)

Offers an account of the ways in which, through time, the Stonehenge landscape has been used and re-used, invested with new meanings, and has given rise to stories. The book presents a range of views and provides insights into how people shape and are shaped by the landscape.

Causewayed Enclosures of Neolithic Britain by Barbara Bender Causewayed Enclosures of Neolithic Britain, Hardback (September 1995)

The causewayed enclosures of the neolithic era were the first monumental structures in the British Isles, but their use remains unclear. The authors raise issues of archaeological interpretation, and use the walkways as case studies in the development of an arcaheological interpretation.

Landscape by Barbara Bender Landscape, Paperback (December 1993)

Talks about complexity and power of landscape. The authors - geographers, anthropologists and archaeologists - explore landscape as something subjective that alters through time and space and that is created by people through their experience and contact with the world around them.

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Author Biography - Barbara Bender

Barbara Bender Professor in Heritage Anthropology,University College London

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