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 facets of that tradition, corresponding to societal constitution, rituals, and values. What occurs whilst those gadgets are destroyed, by means of warfare, ordinary catastrophe, or different old occasions? via specified factors of 11 foreign case reports, the contributions demonstrate that the absence of gadgets should be simply as telling as their presence, whereas the items created to memorialize a loss even have vital cultural implications.
Covering every thing from organ donation, to funerary rituals, to prisoners of conflict, The Anthropology 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 features and created reminiscence, the mind/body connection, temporality, and loss of life.
This wealthy textual content presents a robust theoretical framework for anthropologists and archaeologists learning fabric culture.
Read Online or Download An Anthropology of Absence: Materializations of Transcendence and Loss PDF
Best pop culture books
A part of the game within the international Society sequence, this cutting edge and inventive textual content explores collective historical past, reminiscence, and recreation tradition, monitoring the passage of activities clear of England. the writer investigates why ‘elite’ English activities – comparable to rugby and cricket – turned nationwide activities in New Zealand and Australia, and asks why ‘working type’ English activities – reminiscent of soccer – have travelled much less good to those parts.
Hard the limits seeks to go beyond the boundaries of literary genres and nationwide cultures, exploring either outdated and new frontiers in language and literature from an interdisciplinary, multifaceted, and hard point of view. chosen from the pathbreaking Istanbul convention of the Poetics and Linguistics organization, those papers deal with themes starting from modern neurobiology's insights into the resources of poetic creativity to the cultural theories of Michel Foucault and Hélène Cixous and their literary effects; from the flicks of the yankee director David Lynch to these of the Senegalese artist Djibril Diop Mambéty; from the paintings of the Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk to James Joyce's Ulysses and the tales of Virginia Woolf.
Do demons and devils have unfastened will? Does justice exist in Menzoberranzan? What’s the morality concerned with participant characters casting necromancy and summoning spells? Dungeons & Dragons and Philosophy probes the wealthy terrain of philosophically compelling options and concepts that underlie Dungeons & Dragons, the mythical delusion role-playing online game that grew right into a world-wide cultural phenomenon.
The endurance of the world’s most voguish undercover agent and the evolution of the James Bond franchise are explored during this clever but nostalgic number of essays. major writers, together with Raymond Benson, J. A. Konrath, Raelynn Hillhouse, and John Cox, talk about the 10 sexiest Bond ladies, the easiest villains, and the talk surrounding the newest actor to play James Bond.
- After the Storm: The Cultural Politics of Hurricane Katrina
- Media Spectacle
- Judging the Image: Art, Value, Law
- Collaborative Play in Early Childhood Education (Children's Issues, Laws and Programs)
Extra info for An Anthropology of Absence: Materializations of Transcendence and Loss
What I find more interesting, however, is the analytical method he employed to draw non-Western societies into the evolutionary metanarrative. Morgan stripped away things and institutions as a means of revealing and situating primitivity, an act of methodological disrobing that cannot be divorced from the deep-seated Victorian preoccupation with the nakedness of native peoples. During the nineteenth century “nakedness symbolized readability and legibility” writes Philippa Levine (2008: 198–199).
2009. Affective spaces, melancholic objects: ruination and the production of anthropological knowledge. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 15(1), 1–18. , 1967. The Presence of the Word: Some Prolegomena for Cultural and Religious History, New Haven: Yale University Press. , 1998. The spirit of matter. On fetish, rarity, fact, and fancy, in Border Fetish: Material Objects in Unstable Spaces, ed. P. Spyer, London: Routledge, 91–121. , 2006. Actes de présence: presence in fascist political culture.
Gosden, and C. Renfrew, 23–31. Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. Robb, J. 2004. The extended artefact and the monumental economy: a methodology for material agency. In Rethinking Materiality: The Engagement of Mind with the Material World, eds. E. DeMarrais, C. Gosden and C. Renfrew, 131–139. Cambridge: McDonald Institute Monographs. -J. 1992 . Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality. In The Collected Writings of Rousseau, Vol. 3, eds. D. Masters and C.
An Anthropology of Absence: Materializations of Transcendence and Loss by Mikkel Bille, Frida Hastrup, Tim Flohr Soerensen