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 points of that tradition, reminiscent of societal constitution, rituals, and values. What occurs while those gadgets are destroyed, through conflict, usual catastrophe, or different old occasions? via special causes of 11 overseas case stories, the contributions show that the absence of gadgets might be simply as telling as their presence, whereas the items created to memorialize a loss even have very important cultural implications.
Covering every thing from organ donation, to funerary rituals, to prisoners of warfare, The Archaeology of Absence is written at an immense intersection of archaeological and anthropological learn. Divided into 3 sections, this quantity makes use of the "presence" of absence to match cultural perceptions of: fabric features and created reminiscence, the mind/body connection, temporality, and death.
This wealthy textual content offers a powerful 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