By Mikkel Bille,Frida Hastrup,Tim Flohr Soerensen
In learning fabric tradition, anthropologists and archaeologists use significant actual items from a tradition to aid comprehend the fewer tangible elements of that tradition, comparable to societal constitution, rituals, and values. What occurs while those gadgets are destroyed, by means of conflict, usual catastrophe, or different historic occasions? via special factors of 11 overseas case reviews, the contributions display that the absence of items could be simply as telling as their presence, whereas the gadgets created to memorialize a loss even have very important cultural implications.
Covering every little thing from organ donation, to funerary rituals, to prisoners of struggle, The Archaeology of Absence is written at a major intersection of archaeological and anthropological research. Divided into 3 sections, this quantity makes use of the "presence" of absence to match cultural perceptions of: fabric traits and created reminiscence, the mind/body connection, temporality, and death.
This wealthy textual content presents a robust theoretical framework for anthropologists and archaeologists learning fabric culture.
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An Anthropology of Absence: Materializations of Transcendence and Loss by Mikkel Bille,Frida Hastrup,Tim Flohr Soerensen