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Title: Becoming post-human: identity and the ontological turn
Authors: Harris, Oliver J. T.
First Published: 2016
Publisher: Oxbow Books
Citation: Harris, O, Becoming post-human: identity and the ontological turn, in Campbell, Maldonado, Pierce, Russell 'Creating Material Worlds: The Uses of Identity in Archaeology'
Abstract: Within archaeology a range of new approaches, which we might broadly term relational, or post-human, are developing a radical critique of many areas of our disciplinary thought and practice. For example, they have challenged archaeologists to reconceptualise categories of person and thing and the relations, or mixtures, through which both are produced. So far, however, such approaches have had little to say directly on the concept of identity, despite the latter’s importance to archaeology over the last 30 years. Nevertheless, it is clear that these approaches’ avowedly ontological level of critique have the potential to make a dramatic impact on how we think about identity in archaeology, because of the challenge they make to approaches that prioritise humans over things. In this paper I explore the potential consequences of post-humanism for archaeologies of identity, and set out how our approaches in this vital and vibrant area must be reworked in the light of this emerging challenge.
ISBN: 9781785701801
Embargo on file until: 1-Jan-10000
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Chapter
Rights: Copyright © 2016, Oxbow Books. All rights reserved.
Description: The file associated with this record is under embargo while permission to archive is requested from the publisher.
Appears in Collections:Books & Book Chapters, School of Archaeology and Ancient History

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