Material Agency : Towards a Non-anthropocentric Approach Hardback
Edited by Carl Knappett, Lambros Malafouris
Thus far an 'agent' in the social sciences has always meant someone whose actions bring about change.
In this volume, the editors challenge this position and examine the possibility that agency is not a solely human property.
Instead, this collection of archaeologists, anthropologists, sociologists and other social scientists explores the symbiotic relationships between humans and material entities (a key opening a door, a speed bump raising a car) as they engage with one another.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 256 pages, 3 Tables, black and white; 49 Illustrations, black and white; XX, 256 p. 49 illus.
- Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Publication Date: 01/09/2008
- Category: Archaeology
- ISBN: 9780387747101