Consumption and colonial encounters in the Rh ne Basin of France

Titre : Consumption and colonial encounters in the Rh ne Basin of France
Auteur : Michael Dietler
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105123683521
Libération : 2005

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Consumerism in the Ancient World

Titre : Consumerism in the Ancient World
Auteur : Justin St. P. Walsh
Éditeur : Routledge
ISBN-13 : 9781317812845
Libération : 2013-11-26

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Greek pottery was exported around the ancient world in vast quantities over a period of several centuries. This book focuses on the Greek pottery consumed by people in the western Mediterranean and trans-Alpine Europe from 800-300 BCE, attempting to understand the distribution of vases, and particularly the reasons why people who were not Greek decided to acquire them. This new approach includes discussion of the ways in which objects take on different meanings in new contexts, the linkages between the consumption of goods and identity construction, and the utility of objects for signaling positive information about their owners to their community. The study includes a database of almost 24,000 artifacts from more than 230 sites in Portugal, Spain, France, Switzerland, and Germany. This data was mapped and analyzed using geostatistical techniques to reveal different patterns of consumption in different places and at different times. The development of the new approaches explored in this book has resulted in a shift away from reliance on the preserved fragments of ancient Greek authors’ descriptions of western Europe, remains of monumental buildings, and major artworks, and toward investigation of social life and more prosaic forms of material culture.

Archaeologies of Colonialism

Titre : Archaeologies of Colonialism
Auteur : Michael Dietler
Éditeur : Univ of California Press
ISBN-13 : 9780520287570
Libération : 2015-09-22

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This book presents a theoretically informed, up-to-date study of interactions between indigenous peoples of Mediterranean France and Etruscan, Greek, and Roman colonists during the first millennium BC. Analyzing archaeological data and ancient texts, Michael Dietler explores these colonial encounters over six centuries, focusing on material culture, urban landscapes, economic practices, and forms of violence. He shows how selective consumption linked native societies and colonists and created transformative relationships for each. Archaeologies of Colonialism also examines the role these ancient encounters played in the formation of modern European identity, colonial ideology, and practices, enumerating the problems for archaeologists attempting to re-examine these past societies.

The Oxford Handbook of Material Culture Studies

Titre : The Oxford Handbook of Material Culture Studies
Auteur : Dan Hicks
Éditeur : OUP Oxford
ISBN-13 : 9780199218714
Libération : 2010-09-02

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Written by an international team of experts, the Handbook makes accessible a full range of theoretical and applied approaches to the study of material culture, and the place of materiality in social theory, presenting current thinking about material culture from the fields of archaeology, anthropology, geography, and science and technology studies.

Southern Gaul and the Mediterranean

Titre : Southern Gaul and the Mediterranean
Auteur : Alex Mullen
Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13 : 9781107355026
Libération : 2013-07-11

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The interactions of the Celtic-speaking communities of Southern Gaul with the Mediterranean world have intrigued commentators since antiquity. This book combines sociolinguistics and archaeology to bring to life the multilingualism and multiple identities of the region from the foundation of the Greek colony of Massalia in 600 BC to the final phases of Roman Imperial power. It builds on the interest generated by the application of modern bilingualism theory to ancient evidence by modelling language contact and community dynamics and adopting an innovative interdisciplinary approach. This produces insights into the entanglements and evolving configurations of a dynamic zone of cultural contact. Key foci of contact-induced change are exposed and new interpretations of cultural phenomena highlight complex origins and influences from the entire Mediterranean koine. Southern Gaul reveals itself to be fertile ground for considering the major themes of multilingualism, ethnolinguistic vitality, multiple identities, colonialism and Mediterraneanization.

Colonial Encounters in Ancient Iberia

Titre : Colonial Encounters in Ancient Iberia
Auteur : Michael Dietler
Éditeur : University of Chicago Press
ISBN-13 : 9780226148489
Libération : 2009-10-15

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During the first millennium BCE, complex encounters of Phoenician and Greek colonists with natives of the Iberian Peninsula transformed the region and influenced the entire history of the Mediterranean. One of the first books on these encounters to appear in English, this volume brings together a multinational group of contributors to explore ancient Iberia’s colonies and indigenous societies, as well as the comparative study of colonialism. These scholars—from a range of disciplines including classics, history, anthropology, and archaeology—address such topics as trade and consumption, changing urban landscapes, cultural transformations, and the ways in which these issues played out in the Greek and Phoenician imaginations. Situating ancient Iberia within Mediterranean colonial history and establishing a theoretical framework for approaching encounters between colonists and natives, these studies exemplify the new intellectual vistas opened by the engagement of colonial studies with Iberian history.

Feasts

Titre : Feasts
Auteur : Michael Dietler
Éditeur : University of Alabama Press
ISBN-13 : 9780817356415
Libération : 2010-04-30

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In this collection of fifteen essays, archaeologists and ethnographers explore the material record of food and its consumption as social practice.

White People Indians and Highlanders

Titre : White People Indians and Highlanders
Auteur : Colin G. Calloway
Éditeur : Oxford University Press
ISBN-13 : 0199712891
Libération : 2008-07-03

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In nineteenth century paintings, the proud Indian warrior and the Scottish Highland chief appear in similar ways--colorful and wild, righteous and warlike, the last of their kind. Earlier accounts depict both as barbarians, lacking in culture and in need of civilization. By the nineteenth century, intermarriage and cultural contact between the two--described during the Seven Years' War as cousins--was such that Cree, Mohawk, Cherokee, and Salish were often spoken with Gaelic accents. In this imaginative work of imperial and tribal history, Colin Calloway examines why these two seemingly wildly disparate groups appear to have so much in common. Both Highland clans and Native American societies underwent parallel experiences on the peripheries of Britain's empire, and often encountered one another on the frontier. Indeed, Highlanders and American Indians fought, traded, and lived together. Both groups were treated as tribal peoples--remnants of a barbaric past--and eventually forced from their ancestral lands as their traditional food sources--cattle in the Highlands and bison on the Great Plains--were decimated to make way for livestock farming. In a familiar pattern, the cultures that conquered them would later romanticize the very ways of life they had destroyed. White People, Indians, and Highlanders illustrates how these groups alternately resisted and accommodated the cultural and economic assault of colonialism, before their eventual dispossession during the Highland Clearances and Indian Removals. What emerges is a finely-drawn portrait of how indigenous peoples with their own rich identities experienced cultural change, economic transformation, and demographic dislocation amidst the growing power of the British and American empires.

Knowledge and Colonialism

Titre : Knowledge and Colonialism
Auteur : Siegfried Huigen
Éditeur : BRILL
ISBN-13 : 9789047430872
Libération : 2009-07-31

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Knowledge and Colonialism examines writings and drawings of eighteenth-century scientific travellers in South Africa against the background of administrative and commercial discourses. It is argued that these travellers benefited more from their relationship with the colonial order than the other way around

Local Economic and Employment Development Culture and Local Development

Titre : Local Economic and Employment Development Culture and Local Development
Auteur : OECD
Éditeur : OECD Publishing
ISBN-13 : 9789264009912
Libération : 2005-04-21

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This publication highlights the impact of culture on local economies and the methodological issues related to its identification.