Reading Material Culture: Structuralism, Hermeneutics and Post-Structuralism
January 1991, Wiley-Blackwell
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Central to any understanding of the significance of material objects, whether contemporary or prehistoric, is a discussion of the very nature of interpretation itself: how we 'read' artefacts and inscribe them into the present. This book examines the complex relations between material culture, social structures and social practices from structuralist, hermeneutical and post-structuralist viewpoints.