|Abstract||Agency in Archaeology is the first critical volume to scrutinize the concept of agency and to examine in-depth its potential to inform our understanding of the past. Theories of agency recognize that human beings make choices, hold intentions and take action. This offers archaeologists scope to move beyond looking at the broad structural or environmental change and instead to consider the individual and the group. The book brings together nineteen internationally renowned scholars who have very different, and often conflicting, stances on the meaning and use of agency theory to archaeology.|
|Keywords||Archaeology Philosophy Social archaeology Agent (Philosophy Human ecology Social ecology|
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|Call number||CC72.4.A35 2000|
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