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by Bjornar Olsen


Much recent theoretical discourse in archaeology is focused on active, relational objects conceived as entanglements,assemblages, and bundles of things.

Much recent theoretical discourse in archaeology is focused on active, relational objects conceived as entanglements,assemblages, and bundles of things. In Defense of Things is a timely, highly readable explication of the ideas and philosophy behind this turn towards object ontologies. Social scientists and particularly archaeologists interested in materiality studies could not ask for a more lucid introduction to the issues in play.

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Bjornar Olsen takes a different position. Bjornar Olsen takes a different position. Drawing on a range of theories, especially phenomenology and, Olsen claims that human life is fully mixed up with things and that humanity and human history emerge from such relationships. Things, moreover, possess unique qualities that are inherent in our cohabitation with them-qualities that help to facilitate existential security and memory of the past.

Bjornar Olsen takes a differ. Things, moreover, possess unique qualities that are inherent in our cohabitation with them qualities that help to facilitate existential security and memory of the past.

In Defense of Things book.

Archaeology and the Ontology of Objects. AltaMira Press, Lanham, MD, 2010.

Olsen has published 10 books (and close to 160 scientific papers), including Archaeology . Archaeology and the Ontology of Objects (2010).

Olsen has published 10 books (and close to 160 scientific papers), including Archaeology: The Discipline of Things (2012 with Michael Shanks (archaeologist), Timothy Webmoor and Christopher Witmore), In Defense of Things: Archaeology and the Ontology of Objects (2010), Persistent memories: Pyramiden – a Soviet mining town in the High Arctic (2010, with Elin Andreassen and Hein. Olsen's previous projects were Object Matters: Archaeology and Heritage in the 21st Century (2014 - 2018) and Ruin Memories: Materiality, Aesthetics, and the Archaeology of the Recent Past (2010 - 2014).

Brothers in arms?: archaeology and material culture studies - Material culture as text: scenes from a troubled engagement - The phenomenology of things - Tacit matter: the silencing of. .

Brothers in arms?: archaeology and material culture studies - Material culture as text: scenes from a troubled engagement - The phenomenology of things - Tacit matter: the silencing of things - Temporality and memory: how things remember - Living with things: matter in place - In defense of things.

Olsen is a prominent figure in the turn to things, including symmetrical archaeology. He became full professor in 1991 (at the age of 33) and has since 1994 been professor of archaeology at the Institute of archaeology, University of Tromsø. He is a fellow the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Olsen was a figure in the development of post-processualism and theoretical archaeology during the 1980s and 1990s and is now at the forefront of the development of new approaches to things, including symmetrical archaeology, and modern ruins in archaeology and material culture studies.

In much recent thinking, social and cultural realms are thought of as existing prior to―or detached from―things, materiality, and landscape. It is often assumed, for example, that things are entirely 'constructed' by social or cultural perceptions and have no existence in and of themselves. Bjornar Olsen takes a different position. Drawing on a range of theories, especially phenomenology and actor-network-theory, Olsen claims that human life is fully mixed up with things and that humanity and human history emerge from such relationships. Things, moreover, possess unique qualities that are inherent in our cohabitation with them―qualities that help to facilitate existential security and memory of the past. This important work of archaeological theory challenges us to reconsider our ideas about the nature of things, past and present, demonstrating that objects themselves possess a dynamic presence that we must take into account if we are to understand the world we and they inhabit.

In Defense of Things: Archaeology and the Ontology of Objects (Archaeology in Society) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0759119307

ISBN: 0759119309

Author: Bjornar Olsen

Category: Social Sciences

Subcategory: Philosophy

Language: English

Publisher: AltaMira Press (July 16, 2010)

Pages: 208 pages

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