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Title: Enduring relations: exploring a paradox of new materialism
Authors: Fowler, C.
Harris, Oliver J. T.
First Published: 25-Mar-2015
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd.
Citation: Journal of Material Culture, March 25, 2015
Abstract: In this paper we examine tensions between understandings of material things as either bundles of relations or as things-in-themselves. Rather than take either of these positions, we instead set out an argument for approaches that allow us to modulate between these understandings whilst treating both as relational. Taking such a position allows us to understand how things endure through time without returning to any notion of essence. We explore the theoretical arguments through an analysis of one particular enduring material phenomenon: the Neolithic chambered tomb of West Kennet.
DOI Link: 10.1177/1359183515577176
ISSN: 1359-1835
eISSN: 1460-3586
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Archived with reference to SHERPA/RoMEO and publisher website. Copyright 2015 the authors. Version of record:
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, School of Archaeology and Ancient History

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