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Hruby, Zachary X. / Flad, Rowan K. (Hrsg.)
Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association, Number 17, Rethinking Craft Specialization in Complex Societies
Archaeological Analyses of the Social Meaning of Production
APAZ - Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association

1. Auflage April 2010
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2010. 200 Seiten, Softcover
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The contributions to this volume are introduced via a critical review of terms and concepts used in craft production studies today. Recent detailed contextual and technological analyses of artifacts from all aspects of complex societies have revealed interesting patterns that are difficult to conceptualize using a purely economic framework. Furthermore, interest in practice theory, and sociocultural theory in general, has shifted some foci of archaeological investigation toward the social aspects of production and specialization.

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1. "Specialized" Production in Archaeological Contexts: RethinkingSpecialization, the Social Value of Products, and the Practice ofProduction (Rowan K. Flad and Zachary X. Hruby).

2. In Craft Specialization's Penumbra: Things, Persons, Action,Value, and Surplus (John E. Clark).

3. Associations and Ideologies in the Locations of Urban CraftProduction at Harappa, Pakistan (Indus Civilization) (Heather M.-L.Miller).

4. Context and Meaning in Late Neolithic Lithic Production inChina: The Longshan Period in Southeastern Shandong Province (GwenP. Bennett).

5. Ritualized Chipped-Stone Production at Piedras Negras,Guatemala (Zachary X. Hruby).

6. The Theatrics of Technology: Consuming Obsidian in the EarlyCycladic Burial Arena (Tristan Carter).

7. Rethinking the Context of Production through anArchaeological Study of Ancient Salt Production in the SichuanBasin, China (Rowan K. Flad).

8. Knowledge and Belief in Artistic Production by Classic MayaElites (Takeshi Inomata).

9. Thinking about Production: Phenomenological Classificationand Lexical Semantics (Cathy Lynne Costin).

10. Production as Social Process (Julia A. Hendon).

11. Specialization, Context of Production, and Alienation in theProduction Process: Comments and Afterthoughts (Yung-ti Li).

12. On "Rethinking" Craft Specialization: Responses by theAuthors (Zachary X. Hruby, Rowan K. Flad, John E. Clark, TakeshiInomata, and Heather M.-L. Miller).

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