Become a member

Get the best offers and updates relating to Liberty Case News.

― Advertisement ―


The elusive granary: herder, farmer, and state in northern Kenya

Title: The elusive granary: herder, farmer, and state in northern Kenya Authors: J. D. Y. Peel, Peter D., Little J. M. Lonsdale, Keywords: Agriculture and state - Kenya - Baringo District Issue...
Ana SayfaEğitimAkademik KaynaklarSocial Theory and Archaeology

Social Theory and Archaeology

Title: Social Theory and Archaeology
Authors: Shanks, Michael
Keywords: Archaeology
Issue Date: 1988
Publisher: Polity Press
Description: Archaeologists for the first time in the history of the discipline are beginning to be faced with a wide variety of different theoretical perspectives on the past. The majority of these have only emerged during the last seven years and are currently having a major impact in breaking down the theoretical hegemony of positivism and functionalism which formed the twin pillars of ‘new’ archaeology. Despite the growing plethora of theories, archaeology still remains today a deeply empiricist and antitheoretical discipline. Yet it is quite clear that after 150 years of empiricism in one form or another we still have little more than a rudimentary understanding of the archaeological past. No amount of excavation, survey, ethnoarchaeological work or so-called ‘middle-range’ empiricism will cure the perceived fundamental isolation of past from present. This gap can only be dealt with adequately if we develop conceptual tools and theoretical structures with which to reinscribe the past into the present, to realize their interaction. This book is intended as an advanced introduction to some current debates which may help to achieve that goal.
Appears in Collections: Archeology and Heritage Management
Önceki İçerik
Sonraki İçerik