The Materiality of Individuality

Archaeological Studies of Individual Lives

Editors: White, Carolyn L. (Ed.)

  • Takes archaeological interpretation to the individual or micro level of society
  • Gives a bottom up view of history through the material culture
  • Will be of interest to lecturers and professors with classes on archaeological interpretation, material culture and historical archaeology
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The Materiality of Individuality: Archaeological Studies of Individual Lived

Edited by Carolyn L. White, University of Nevada - Reno The Materiality of Individuality explores the complex interactions between people and objects in the past, offering a fresh approach to the intricate relationships between material culture and individual lives. Gathering together the most recent thinking of both established and emerging scholars, it is one of the first volumes to inspect individuality and materiality from an archaeological perspective.  The case studies demonstrate the importance of the approach, linking materiality to the diverse realms of identity, embodiment and corporeality, daily practices, episodic events, and social networks;  at the same time, they consider the articulation of the individual with broader cultural patterns and structures.

 

The volume is organized into three themes:  the examination of individuality in collective spaces; the analysis of individual people through the lens of personal objects; and the impact of individuality on site-level analyses. The contributions deliver a combination of theoretical sophistication and rootedness in materials analysis; and their geographical scope ranges broadly, encompassing materials from North America, Europe, and the Pacific.   Beads, trench art, toothpicks, shoes, cilices, brooches, stoneware ginger beer bottles, ceramics, and lime plaster open up new avenues in the exploration of individual lives. The analyses tendered in this volume will not only inspire scholars and students of archaeology, but will also appeal to anthropologists, social historians, material culture specialists, museum curators, and art historians.

 

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Objects, Scale, and Identity Entangled

    White, Carolyn L.

    Pages 3-16

  • The Materiality of Individuality at Fort St. Joseph: An Eighteenth-Century Mission-Garrison-Trading Post Complex on the Edge of Empire

    Nassaney, Michael Shakir (et al.)

    Pages 19-36

  • People in Objects: Individuality and the Quotidian in the Material Culture of War

    Saunders, Nicholas J.

    Pages 37-55

  • A Biography of a Stoneware Ginger Beer Bottle: The Biucchi Brothers and the Ticinese Community in Nineteenth-Century London

    Jeffries, Nigel

    Pages 57-74

  • Folk Housing in the Middle of the Pacific: Architectural Lime, Creolized Ideologies, and Expressions of Power in Nineteenth-Century Hawaii

    Mills, Peter R.

    Pages 75-91

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Materiality of Individuality
Book Subtitle
Archaeological Studies of Individual Lives
Editors
  • Carolyn L. White
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0498-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0498-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0497-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8353-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 227
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