Archives Objects Places And Landscapes

Author: Manyanga, Munyaradzi
Publisher: Langaa RPCIG
ISBN: 9956764191
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Archives Objects Places And Landscapes from the Author: Manyanga, Munyaradzi. Dissatisfaction has matured in Africa and elsewhere around the fact that often, the dominant frameworks for interpreting the continent's past are not rooted on the continent's value system and philosophy. This creates knowledge that does not make sense especially to local communities. The big question therefore is can Africans develop theories that can contribute towards the interpretation of the African past, using their own experiences? Framed within a concept revision substrate, the collection of papers in this thought provoking volume argues for concept revision as a step towards decolonizing knowledge in the post-colony. The various papers powerfully expose that 'cleansed' knowledge is not only locally relevant: it is also locally accessible and globally understandable.

21st Century Geography

Author: Joseph P. Stoltman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 141297464X
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21st Century Geography from the Author: Joseph P. Stoltman. This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Structured Worlds

Author: Aubrey Cannon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317544234
Size: 72.68 MB
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Structured Worlds from the Author: Aubrey Cannon. Hunter-gatherer societies are constrained by their environment and the technologies available to them. However, until now the role of culture in foraging communities has not been widely considered. 'Structured Worlds' examines the role of cosmology, values, and perceptions in the archaeological histories of hunter-fisher-gatherers. The essays examine a range of cultures - Mesolithic Europe, Siberia, Jomon Japan, the Northwest Coast, the northern Plains, and High Arctic of North America - to show the role of conceptual frameworks in subsistence and settlement, technology, mobility, migration, demography, and social organization. Spanning from the early Holocene period to the present day, 'Structured Worlds' draws on archaeology and ethnography to explore the role of beliefs, ritual, and social values in the interaction between foragers and their physical and social landscape. Material culture, animal bones and settlement patterns show that the behaviours of hunter-gatherers were shaped as much by cultural concepts as by material need.

Shifting Places

Author: Alexander Streitberger
Publisher: Leuven University Press
ISBN: 9058678725
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Shifting Places from the Author: Alexander Streitberger. This book provides, for the first time, a profound insight into Peter Downsbrough's diverse and complex use of photography within his artistic work over the last 40 years.

Colonialism And Landscape

Author: Andrew Sluyter
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742515604
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Colonialism And Landscape from the Author: Andrew Sluyter. Spurred by the dramatic landscape transformation associated with European colonization of the Americas, this work creates a prototype theory to explain relationships between colonialism and landscape.

Gathering Places

Author: Laura Lynn Peers
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774818433
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Gathering Places from the Author: Laura Lynn Peers. "The originality and scholarly depth of its chapters make Gathering Places: Aboriginal and Fur Trade Histories a fitting tribute to the scholar it honours and a likely future staple in the fields of Native studies and Native history."---J. R. Miller, Canada Research Chair in Native-Newcomer Relations, Department of History, University of Saskatchewan British traders and Ojibwe hunters. Cree women and their metis daughters. Explorers and anthropologists and Aboriginal guides and informants. These people, their relationships, and their complex identities were not featured in histories until the 1970s, when scholars from multiple disciplines brought new perspectives and approaches to bear on the past. Gathering Places presents some of the most innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to metis, fur trade, and First Nations history being practised today. Whether they are discussing dietary practices on the Plateau, the meanings of totemic signatures, or issues of representation in public history, the authors present novel explorations of evidence that extend beyond earlier histories centred on the archive. By drawing on archaeological, material, oral, and ethnographic evidence and by exploring personal approaches to history and scholarship, these essays mark a significant departure from the old paradigm of history writing and will serve as models for recovering Aboriginal and crosscultural experiences and perspectives.

Landscape Plotted And Pieced

Author: P. J. Fowler
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Landscape Plotted And Pieced from the Author: P. J. Fowler. This study summarises key primary evidence, and synthesises and discusses matters arising, from the detailed investigation of the landscape of two parishes in Wiltshire, England, over the last 50 years.

Architecture As Experience

Author: Dana Arnold
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134417527
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Architecture As Experience from the Author: Dana Arnold. Architecture as Experience investigates the perception and appropriation of places across intervals of time and culture. The particular concern of the volume is to bring together fresh empirical research and animate it through contact with theoretical sophistication, without overwhelming the material. The chapters establish the continuity of a particular physical object and show it in at least two alternative historical perspectives, in which recognisable features are shown in different lights. The results are often surprising, inverting the common idea of a historic place as having an enduring meaning. This book shows the insight that can be gained from learning about earlier constructions of meaning which have been derived from the same buildings that stand before us today.