Material Agency Towards a Non-Anthropocentric Approach

Agency is a key theme that cross-cuts a wide raft of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and beyond; yet it is invariably discussed separately behind closed disciplinary doors. Within archaeology, agency has been characterized as a uniquely human attribute, and a means of incorporating in...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Knappett, Carl (Editor), Malafouris, Lambros (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY Springer US 2008, 2008
Edition:1st ed. 2008
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Where Brain, Body and World Collide
  • At the Potter’s Wheel : An Argument for Material Agency
  • Material Agency, Skills and History: Distributed Cognition and the Archaeology of Memory
  • The Actor-Enacted: Cumbrian Sheep in 2001
  • Non-Human Agencies: Trees in Place and Time
  • Intelligent Artefacts at Home in the 21st Century
  • In Context: Meaning, Materiality and Agency in the Process of Archaeological Recording
  • The Neglected Networks of Material Agency: Artefacts, Pictures and Texts
  • Some Stimulating Solutions
  • On Mediation and Material Agency in the Peircean Semeiotic
  • When ANT meets SPIDER: Social theory for arthropods
  • Agency, Networks, Past and Future