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Assemblages of practice: a conceptual framework for exploring human-thing relations in archaeology

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dc.contributor.author Antczak, Konrad A.
dc.contributor.author Beaudry, Mary Carolyn, 1950-
dc.date.accessioned 2022-05-25T11:21:49Z
dc.date.available 2022-05-25T11:21:49Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Antczak KA, Beaudry MC. Assemblages of practice: a conceptual framework for exploring human-thing relations in archaeology. Archaeological Dialogue. 2019 Dec;26(2):87-110. DOI: 10.1017/S1380203819000205
dc.identifier.issn 1380-2038
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/53265
dc.description.abstract In this paper we propose the conceptual framework of the assemblage of practice as an effective middle-range heuristic tool that bridges deep theory and the data available to archaeologists. Our framework foregrounds vibrant things as opposed to static objects, and sympathetically articulates the current concepts of entanglement, correspondence and assemblage. To us an assemblage of practice is a dynamic gathering of corresponding things entangled through situated daily and eventful human practice. Once reassembled by comprehensively and critically marshalling all the evidentiary lines available to archaeologists today, the assemblage of practice becomes a powerful analytical tool that illuminates changes, continuities and transformations in human–thing entanglements, and not only their impacts on local and short-term sociocultural developments, but also their repercussions on phenomena of much larger spatiotemporal scale. Our goal is to present archaeologists with a pluralistic, integrative and evolving middle-range framework that pays close attention to terminological precision and theoretical clarity and is conceptually accessible and widely applicable.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press
dc.relation.ispartof Archaeological Dialogue. 2019 Dec;26(2):87-110. DOI: 10.1017/S1380203819000205
dc.rights © Cambridge University Press. The published version of the article: Antczak KA, Beaudry MC. Assemblages of practice: a conceptual framework for exploring human-thing relations in archaeology. Archaeological Dialogue. 2019 Dec;26(2):87-110. DOI: 10.1017/S1380203819000205 is available at https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/archaeological-dialogues.
dc.title Assemblages of practice: a conceptual framework for exploring human-thing relations in archaeology
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1380203819000205
dc.subject.keyword Things
dc.subject.keyword Entanglement
dc.subject.keyword Assemblage
dc.subject.keyword Correspondence
dc.subject.keyword Middle range
dc.subject.keyword Bridge building
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