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eBook Reading the Past: Current Approaches to Interpretation in Archaeology ePub

by Ian Hodder

  • ISBN: 0521409578
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Ian Hodder
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (March 29, 1991)
  • Pages: 235
  • ePub book: 1846 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1586 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 491

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PDF On Jan 1, 1991, Ian Hodder and others published Reading the Past: Current Approaches to. .Book · January 1991 with 2,604 Reads. How we measure 'reads'.

Book · January 1991 with 2,604 Reads.

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Ian Hodder and Scott Hutson argue that archaeologists must bring to bear a variety of perspectives in the . In some ways I am surprised that a book of this nature, discussing widely varying theoretical approaches to the past, can be written.

Ian Hodder and Scott Hutson argue that archaeologists must bring to bear a variety of perspectives in the complex and uncertain task of constructing meaning from the past.

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Ian Hodder and Scott Hutson argue that archaeologists must consider a variety of perspectives in the complex and uncertain task of "translating the meaning of past texts into their own.

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Ian Hodder is Dunlevie Family Professor of Anthropology at Stanford University and Director of the Stanford Archaeology Center. He previously taught at Leeds University and Cambridge University. His main large-scale excavation projects have been at Haddenham in the east of England and at Catalhoyuk in Turkey, where he has worked since 1993. He has been awarded the Oscar Montelius Medal by the Swedish Society of Antiquaries and the Huxley Memorial Medal by the Royal Anthropological Institute, has been a Guggenheim Fellow, and has Honorary Doctorates from Bristol and Leiden Universities.

The mainstream archaeology of the seventies, 'processual archaeology', modelled itself on the natural sciences. It has been challenged in recent years by a 'post-processual' archaeology which draws upon the wider perspectives of history and social anthropology, insisting that account must be taken of the context and meaning of behaviour, and that the ideological uses of archaeology be recognized by practitioners. Ian Hodder, a leading figure in the new movement, argues in this book that in explaining the behaviour of past societies a concern with meaning must be joined to the study of ecological constraints and economic and social processes. This leads him to discuss systems theory and structuralist and Marxist approaches in archaeology. Post-processual archaeology is socially engaged and multivocal, since if material remains may be treated in some ways as texts, they lend themselves to divergent readings. Hodder suggests that archaeologists must bring a variety of perspectives to bear in the complex and uncertain tack of 'translating the meaning of past texts into their own contemporary language'.

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Felhalar Felhalar
Ian Hodder is awesome, Amazon not so much. A shoddy print on demand copy. I might as well just photocopy the book myself instead of paying Amazon $40 to do it for me.
Zahisan Zahisan
It presents a method of postprocessual interpretation that can be integrated with processual data. I would recommend this book to serious archaeologists.
Wohald Wohald
This is a must for all that face with archaeological theory questions and struggle with interpretation of the past. Regardless if you agree with the post processional way of thinking, this book defines in a plain manner a lot of theoretical terms like structuralism semiotics symbolism that can be used in the archaeological interpretation. It also gives some guidance and stimulates reasoning by providing alternative perspectives..
Drelalen Drelalen
Another jargon loaded archaeological theory classic. It reviews major trends of post-processual archaeology, but it sent me and most of my friends in the archaeology course straigh to sleep. If you want a good book on theory, that wont have the same effect, get Matthew Johnsons archaeological theory. ITs in plain english for a change.