Anthropology and Archaeology: A Changing Relationship

Anthropology and Archaeology: A Changing Relationship

By: Chris Gosden (author)Hardback

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Anthropolgy and Archaeology provides a valuable and much-needed introduction to the theories and methods of these two inter-related subjects. This volume covers the historical relationship and contemporary interests of archaeology and anthropology. It takes a broad historical approach, setting the early history of the disciplines with the colonial period during which the Europeans encountered and attempted to make sense of many other peoples. It shows how the subjects are linked through their interest in kinship, economics and symbolism, and discusses what each contribute to debates about gender, material culture and globalism in the post-colonial world.

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Chris Gosden is presently lecturer-curator at the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford. He has held teaching positions both in Australia and the UK, and has published widely on a range of issues in archaeology and anthropology.


Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Anthropological archaeology and archaeological anthropology. Colonial origins. Instituting archaeology and anthropolgy: the role of fieldwork. Evolutionary, social and cultural anthropolgy. The post-war picture: neo-evolution, Marxism and structuralism. Bodily identities: gender, sexuality and practice. Material anthropolgy: landscape, material culture and history. Globalism, ethnicity and post-colonialism.

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/09/1999
  • ISBN13: 9780415162494
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9780415162494
  • weight: 453
  • ISBN10: 0415162491

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