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Title: Where does the "return to things" lead us?

Creator:

Urbańczyk, Przemysław

Date issued/created:

2006

Resource Type:

Article

Subtitle:

Archaeologia Polona Vol. 44 (2006)

Publisher:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology Polish Academy of Sciences

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

24 cm

Abstract:

This is a follow-up on Ewa Domańska's reflections on the "return to things" treated as a challenge directed against theoretical discourse within the historical sciences, which have been dominated until now by an approach concentrated almost exclusively on thoughts, mean-ings, symbols, signs, etc. This article searches for the reasons and outcomes of the prolonged tension and "intellectual stagnation" that occurred almost simultaneously, but independently, in various research milieux. The essence of the reflection is based on the author's thoughts and observations on theore-tical reflection in archaeology and how they relate not only to the current excavations and narrations, but also to the widely understood historical sciences. By rejecting clear paradigmatic description derived a multi-directional theoretical reflection, the author seeks to emphasize the progressive hybridization of the theoretical consciousness of related disciplines (history, anthropology, archaeology, etc.) that use similar concepts and turn to each other seeking inspi-ration. Also, the new situation where archaeology is viewed as a contributor, not merely a recipient of new and inspiring ideas is stressed

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Relation:

Archaeologia Polona

Volume:

44

Start page:

187

End page:

194

Format:

application/octet-stream

Resource Identifier:

0066-5924

Source:

IAiE PAN, call no. P 357 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P 358 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P 356 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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