Theory in Africa, Africa in Theory: Locating Meaning in Archaeology

Author(s): Stephanie Wynne-Jones, Jeffrey Fleisher

Date: Format: PDF Language: English ISBN/ASIN: 1138860611
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Theory in Africa, Africa in Theory explores where of Africa in archaeological concept, and where of concept in African archaeology. The centrality of Africa to world archaeological considering is highlighted, with a specific focal point on materiality and company in recent interpretation. As a method to discover the character of concept itself, the amount additionally addresses variations between how African fashions are utilized in western theoretical discourse and the usage of that concept inside of Africa. Providing a key contribution to theoretical discourse via a focal point at the context of theory-building, this quantity explores how African modes of idea have formed our approaches to a significant previous out of doors of Africa. A well timed intervention into archaeological idea, Theory in Africa, Africa in Theory deconstructs the traditional tactics we manner the previous, positioning the continent inside of an international theoretical discourse and mixing Western and African scholarship. This quantity can be a precious useful resource for the ones within the archaeology of Africa, in addition to offering contemporary views to these enthusiastic about archaeological concept extra normally.
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