Thinking Through Things
Theorising Artefacts Ethnographically
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Thinking Through Things by Amiria Henare
Book DescriptionDrawing upon the work of some of the most influential theorists in the field, Thinking Through Things demonstrates the quiet revolution growing in anthropology and its related disciplines, shifting its philosophical foundations. The first text to offer a direct and provocative challenge to disciplinary fragmentation - arguing for the futility of segregating the study of artefacts and society - this collection expands on the concerns about the place of objects and materiality in analytical strategies, and the obligation of ethnographers to question their assumptions and approaches. The team of leading contributors put forward a positive programme for future research in this highly original and invaluable guide to recent developments in mainstream anthropological theory.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844720712
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Imprint: UCL Press
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Drawing upon the work of some of the influential theorists in the field, this book demonstrates the quiet revolution growing in anthropology and its related disciplines, shifting its philosophical foundations. It presents a direct challenge to disciplinary fragmentation - arguing for the futility of segregating the study of artefacts and society.
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Author Biography - Amiria Henare
The editors of this volume all completed doctoral studies in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge in the early 2000s. Amiria Henare conducted fieldwork in New Zealand and Scotland, and is now a curator in the Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, lecturing in the Department of Social Anthropology. Martin Holbraad has studied money and divination in Cuba, and now lectures in Social Anthropology at University College London. Sari Wastell's has conducted research into Basque identity in Spain and divine kingship in Swaziland. She is a lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at Goldsmith's College in the University of London.
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