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 points of that tradition, equivalent to societal constitution, rituals, and values. What occurs while those gadgets are destroyed, by means of conflict, typical catastrophe, or different historic occasions? via designated factors of 11 overseas case reports, the contributions display that the absence of gadgets will be simply as telling as their presence, whereas the gadgets created to memorialize a loss even have very important cultural implications.
Covering every little thing from organ donation, to funerary rituals, to prisoners of battle, The Anthropology of Absence is written at a big intersection of archaeological and anthropological research. Divided into 3 sections, this quantity makes use of the "presence" of absence to match cultural perceptions of: fabric traits and created reminiscence, the mind/body connection, temporality, and loss of life.
This wealthy textual content presents a powerful theoretical framework for anthropologists and archaeologists learning fabric culture.
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