Anthropology and Archaeology

Author: Chris Gosden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134716214
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Anthropolgy and Archaeology provides a valuable and much-needed introduction to the theories and methods of these two inter-related subjects. This volume covers the historical relationship and contemporary interests of archaeology and anthropology. It takes a broad historical approach, setting the early history of the disciplines with the colonial period during which the Europeans encountered and attempted to make sense of many other peoples. It shows how the subjects are linked through their interest in kinship, economics and symbolism, and discusses what each contribute to debates about gender, material culture and globalism in the post-colonial world.

Handbook of Archaeological Theories

Author: R. Alexander Bentley
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780759100336
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This handbook, a companion to the authoritative Handbook of Archaeological Methods, gathers original, authoritative articles from leading archaeologists on all aspects of the latest thinking about archaeological theory. It is the definitive resource for understanding how to think about archaeology.

Archaeology and Anthropology

Author: David Shankland
Publisher: Berg
ISBN: 1847889662
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Highlights new approaches and current issues for these disciplines through a range of fascinating case studies.

Research in Information Studies

Author: W. Bernard Lukenbill
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146917961X
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Research is integrated into the whole fabric of modern-day society and culture. It affects our lives in so many waysfrom finding a job to knowing how to manage our health. Information studies designed to understand this array of information encompasses a wide expanse of disciplines. Many of these areas draw their philosophical and research bases from a mixture of disciplines within the social sciences and the humanities. This book takes a holistic view of these diverse areas and shows how they are united through the common thread of enhancing our knowledge of and understanding the world in which we all live.

Conflict in the Archaeology of Living Traditions

Author: R. Layton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134866224
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The first text to address the contentious issues raised by the pursuit of anthropology and archaeology in the world today. Calls into question the traditional, sometimes difficult relationship between western scholars and the contemporary cultures and peoples they study and can easily disturb.

Human Expeditions

Author: Stephen Chrisomalis
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442664568
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In its 2007 obituary of Bruce Trigger (1937–2006), the Times of London referred to the Canadian anthropologist and archaeologist as “Canada’s leading prehistorian” and “one of the most influential archaeologists of his time.” Trained at Yale University and a faculty member at McGill University for more than forty years, he was best known for his History of Archaeological Thought, which the Times called “monumental.” Trigger inspired scholars all over the world through his questioning of assumptions and his engagement with social and political causes. Human Expeditions pays tribute to Trigger’s immense legacy by bringing together cutting edge work from internationally recognized and emerging researchers inspired by his example. Covering the length and breadth of Trigger’s wide-ranging interests – from Egyptology to the history of archaeological theory to North American aboriginal cultures – this volume highlights the diversity of his academic work and the magnitude of his impact in many different areas of scholarship.

Exploring Religion in Ancient Egypt

Author: Stephen Quirke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118610520
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Exploring Religion in Ancient Egypt offers a stimulatingoverview of the study of ancient Egyptian religion by examiningresearch drawn from beyond the customary boundaries of Egyptologyand shedding new light on entrenched assumptions. Discusses the evolution of religion in ancient Egypt – abelief system that endured for 3,000 years Dispels several modern preconceptions about ancient Egyptianreligious practices Reveals how people in ancient Egypt struggled to securewell-being in the present life and the afterlife

The Anthropology of Climate Change

Author: Michael R. Dove
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118605950
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This timely anthology brings together for the first time themost important ancient, medieval, Enlightenment, and modernscholarship for a complete anthropological evaluation of therelationship between culture and climate change. Brings together for the first time the most important classicalworks and contemporary scholarship for a complete historicalanthropological evaluation of the relationship between culture andclimate change Covers the historic and prehistoric records of human impactfrom and response to prior periods of climate change, including theimpact and response to climate change at the local level Discusses the impact on global debates about climate changefrom North-South post-colonial histories and the social dimensionsof the science of climate change. Includes coverage of topics such as environmental determinism,climatic events as social catalysts, climatic disasters andsocietal collapse, and ethno-meteorology An ideal text for courses in climate change, human/culturalecology, environmental anthropology and archaeology, disasterstudies, environmental sciences, science and technologystudies, history of science, and conservation and developmentstudies

The Waves of Time

Author: K. R. Dark
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474288316
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Since the end of the Cold War, analysts of international politics have given much greater attention to issues of change. It has become increasingly clear to specialists from many fields that any understanding of large-scale political change must encompass far longer timescales than has been usual in the study of world politics, and must incorporate multi-disciplinary perspectives. This book evaluates and draws on relevant theoretical approaches from other disciplines such as sociology, economics, geography, history, anthropology and archaeology, as well as evolutionary theory and the mathematical study of complexity. Using an epistemological framework, Dark sets out a theory of long-term world political change: the theory of 'Macrodynamics'. This is then applied to historical, anthropological and archaeological data to explain the changing forms of political organization, from the earliest human societies to the late twentieth century. The resulting analysis is a reinterpretation of the processes of global political change in the past and present. This, in turn, opens new areas of enquiry in the study of international relations and has profound implications for how we understand the changing world of today.