Agency in Archaeology
Agency in Archaeology is the first critical volume to scrutinise the concept of agency and to examine in-depth its potential to inform our understanding of the past. Theories of agency recognise that human beings make choices, hold intentions and take action. This offers archaeologists scope to move beyond looking at broad structural or environmental change and instead to consider the individual and the group
Agency in Archaeology brings together nineteen internationally renowned scholars who have very different, and often conflicting, stances on the meaning and use of agency theory to archaeology. The volume is composed of five theoretically-based discussions and nine case studies, drawing on regions from North America and Mesoamerica to Western and central Europe, and ranging in subject from the late Pleistocene hunter-gatherers to the restructuring of gender relations in the north-eastern US.
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paradigm or platitude?
Agency and individuals in longterm processes
Troubled travels in agency and feminism
Agency in spite of matetial culture
Rationality and contexts in agency theory
regional disttibution of sites of Stallings cultural affiliation
social practices and the subversion
human agency and matetial
manufacture of Solutrean shouldered points
Selfmade men and the staging of agency
agency and resistance in Ametican
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