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Entangled

An Archaeology of the Relationships between Humans and Things

Entangled by Ian Hodder
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A powerful and innovative argument that explores the complexity ofthe human relationship with material things, demonstrating howhumans and societies are entrapped into the maintenance andsustaining of material worlds

  • Argues that the interrelationship of humans and things is adefining characteristic of human history and culture
  • Offers a nuanced argument that values the physical processes ofthings without succumbing to materialism
  • Discusses historical and modern examples, using evolutionarytheory to show how long-standing entanglements are irreversible andincrease in scale and complexity over time
  • Integrates aspects of a diverse array of contemporary theoriesin archaeology and related natural and biological sciences
  • Provides a critical review of many of the key contemporaryperspectives from materiality, material culture studies andphenomenology to evolutionary theory, behavioral archaeology,cognitive archaeology, human behavioral ecology, Actor NetworkTheory and complexity theory
Wiley; March 2012
264 pages; ISBN 9781118241950
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Title: Entangled
Author: Ian Hodder
 
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