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Archaeologies Of Presence

Author : Gabriella Giannachi
ISBN : 9781136458026
Genre : Performing Arts
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Archaeologies of Presence is a brilliant exploration of how the performance of presence can be understood through the relationships between performance theory and archaeological thinking. Drawing together carefully commissioned contributions by leading international scholars and artists, this radical new work poses a number of essential questions: What are the principle signifiers of theatrical presence? How is presence achieved through theatrical performance? What makes a memory come alive and live again? How is presence connected with identity? Is presence synonymous with 'being in the moment'? What is the nature of the ‘co-presence’ of audience and performer? Where does performance practice end and its documentation begin? Co-edited by performance specialists Gabriella Giannachi and Nick Kaye, and archaeologist Michael Shanks, Archaeologies of Presence represents an innovative and rewarding feat of interdisciplinary scholarship.

Epistemological Dualisms

Author : Florian Tatschner
ISBN : OCLC:887737268
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In the 21st century, the humanities find themselves in an increasingly more difficult position concerning their academic legitimacy. In his work Production of Presence, the literary scholar Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht identifies the hegemony of the hermeneutic paradigm as the problem that keeps the human sciences from being able to address cultural phenomena, and particularly literary texts, in a significant way. Therefore, locating the origin of these limitations in the Cartesian subject/object split, he calls for the development of a post-metaphysical mode of relating the world, which he believes can function as the basis for a new epistemology. He overlooks, however, that right from the beginning thinkers criticized Enlightenment's tendency to limit understanding to the confines of Geist. Thus, situating Gumbrecht within a critical philosophical tradition, which he himself ignores, this M.A. thesis argues that his ideas were, in fact, already beginning to form in the late 18th century in German thought and literature, and remained present, albeit in different forms, until today. Employing Gumbrecht's thought as a blueprint, this M.A. thesis will analyze selected theoretical and literary works by Friedrich Schlegel and Friedrich Hölderlin, Friedrich Nietzsche and Thoman Mann, as well as Martin Heidegger and Paul Celan, to trace out the affinities of Gumbrecht's ideas with these thinkers and authors (but also the points of divergence), in order to outline an intellectual trajectory in German thought since 1770. Eventually, my work will reveal that Gumbrecht's intellectual predecessors were to some extent more radical in their critique of Western metaphysics, that his thought reproduces a philosophy he wants to overcome, and that a new epistemology must, therefore, eventually depart from his concepts.

The Anthracite Coal Region

Author : John G. Sabol Jr.
ISBN : 1468521349
Genre : Education
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This book is an archaeological excavation of anomalous phenomena that still lingers to haunt various locations in the anthracite coal region of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The unearthing of this haunting presence is both a metaphorical excavation (the bringing "into the light" of various dramas, events, and experiences of an individual and collective nature), and a physical engagement (the emergence of ghostly presence through investigative field performances). This anthracite coal region drama is viewed through the use of a "deep map" of short, but compendious, "ghost" narratives. This "deep map" consists of autobiographical events, symmetrical archaeological practices, memories of local places, ethnic folklore, haunting traces and manifestations, natural history, the use of a scientific field methodology, and a sincere, and profound, sensitivity to the land. These "ghost" narratives are a subtle, multi-layered and "deep mining" of a small regional landscape that has long been neglected, and been perceived as "insignificant" social history. This book is meant to change that perception through a sensual unearthing of its haunting uncertainties.

The Tourists Gaze The Cretans Glance

Author : P. G. Duke
ISBN : 9781598741438
Genre : Business & Economics
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As researchers bring their analytic skills to bear on contemporary archaeological tourism, they find that it is as much about the present as the past. Philip Duke’s study of tourists gazing at the remains of Bronze Age Crete highlights this nexus between past and present, between exotic and mundane. Using personal diaries, ethnographic interviews, site guidebooks, and tourist brochures, Duke helps us understand the impact that archaeological sites, museums and the constructed past have on tourists’ view of their own culture, how it legitimizes class inequality at home as well as on the island of Crete, both Minoan and modern.

Archaeologies Of Vision

Author : Gary Shapiro
ISBN : 0226750469
Genre : Philosophy
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While many acknowledge that Friedrich Nietzsche and Michel Foucault have redefined our notions of time and history, few recognize the crucial role that 'the infinite relation' between seeing and saying plays in their work. Shapiro reveals the full extent of Nietzsche and Foucault's concern with the visual.

Archaeologies Of Memory

Author : Ruth M. Van Dyke
ISBN : 9781405143301
Genre : Social Science
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A unique collection of newly written essays by archaeologists working in a variety of contexts and geographical areas, Archaeologies of Memory is a groundbreaking text that presents a coherent framework for the study of memory in past societies. Serves as an accessible introduction to central issues in the study of memory, including authority and identity, and the role memory plays in their creation and transformation. Presents a collection of newly commissioned essays that provide a coherent framework for the study of memory in past societies. Brings together essays from both anthropological and classical archaeologists. Includes contributions drawn from a variety of cultures and time periods, including New Kingdom Egypt and the prehistoric American Southwest.

Archaeology In Confrontation

Author : Hugo Thoen
ISBN : 9038205783
Genre : History
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This collection of papers focuses on the Provincial-Roman archaeology of Northern Gaul, Germany and Britain.

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