By Mikkel Bille,Frida Hastrup,Tim Flohr Soerensen
In learning fabric tradition, anthropologists and archaeologists use significant actual gadgets from a tradition to assist comprehend the fewer tangible facets of that tradition, comparable to societal constitution, rituals, and values. What occurs whilst those items are destroyed, by means of battle, traditional catastrophe, or different old occasions? via particular reasons of 11 overseas case reviews, the contributions demonstrate that the absence of gadgets may be simply as telling as their presence, whereas the gadgets created to memorialize a loss even have vital cultural implications.
Covering every little thing from organ donation, to funerary rituals, to prisoners of struggle, The Archaeology of Absence is written at an enormous intersection of archaeological and anthropological examine. Divided into 3 sections, this quantity makes use of the "presence" of absence to match cultural perceptions of: fabric characteristics 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