Archaeological Semiotics

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John Wiley & Sons, 26 abr. 2010 - 352 páginas
This interdisciplinary book examines archaeology’s engagement with semiotics, from its early structuralist beginnings to its more recent Peircian encounters. It represents the first sustained engagement with Peircian semiotics in archaeology, as well as the first discussion of how pragmatic anthropology articulates with anthropological archaeology. Its central thesis is that archaeology is a distinctive kind of semiotic enterprise; one devoted to giving meaning to the past in the present through the study of materiality. It compliments standard studies of linguistics and reformulates contemporary theories of material culture.
 

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Índice

Saussure and His Legacy
21
The Peircian Alternative
44
Pragmatic Anthropology
67
Aspects of a Semiotic Archaeology
91
Poststructuralism and Postprocessual Archaeologies
122
Cognitive Science and Cognitive Archaeology
147
Archaeological CaseStudies
173
In the Aftermath of the Pueblo Revolt
210
MaterialMeanings in Practice
247
Notes
263
Bibliography
271
Index
315
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Robert W. Preucel is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Associate Curator of North American Archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught previously at Southern Illinois University and Harvard University and has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge. He is co-editor of Contemporary Archaeology in Theory (with Ian Hodder, Blackwell 1996).

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