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by Daniel Miller,Paul Gilroy,Lynn Meskell


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Egypt looms large in the Western imagination Is it because the ancient Egyptians fetishized material objects that we find .

Egypt looms large in the Western imagination. Whether it is our attraction to pharaonic art, the pyramids or practices of mummification, Egypts unique understanding of materiality speaks to us across space and time. Meskells book explores the fundamental existential questions that not only preoccupied ancient Egyptians, but continue to fascinate people today. What is the essence of persons and things?

Egypt looms large in the Western imagination Is it because the ancient Egyptians fetishized material objects that we find . What is the essence of persons and things?

Object Worlds in Ancient. has been added to your Cart. Lynn Meskell is Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University, and the author of several books, including Private Life in Kingdom Egypt.

Object Worlds in Ancient. Series: Materializing Culture (Book 6).

This book considers how excavated objects reveal ancient Egyptians' experiences of their material world. Meskell provides an elegant analysis of the aesthetics of ancient Egyptian material culture and insights into its mysteries, including our own ongoing fascination. It also explores existential questions that not only preoccupied ancient Egyptians, but continue to fascinate people today.

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Egypt : Material Biographies Past and Present. impose on objects from the past based on our own experiences.

book by Lunn Meskell. Object Worlds in Ancient Egypt : Material Biographies Past and Present. by Lunn Meskell and Lynn Meskell. In this excellent new study, Lynn Meskell studies materialism in an ancient archaeological context arguing that, both in this instance and in broader terms, we must free ourselves from the boundaries of meaning that we impose on objects from the past based on our own experiences.

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2004 Object Worlds in Ancient Egypt: Material Biographies Past and Present, Berg: Oxford. 2003 Embodied Lives: Figuring Ancient Maya and Egyptian Experience, (authored with Rosemary Joyce) Routledge: London. 2002 Private Life in New Kingdom Egypt, Princeton University Press: Princeton. 1999 Archaeologies of Social Life: Age, Sex, Class Etcetera in Ancient Egypt, Social Archaeology Series.

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Egypt looms large in the Western imagination. Whether it is our attraction to pharaonic art, the pyramids or practices of mummification, Egypts unique understanding of materiality speaks to us across space and time. Is it because the ancient Egyptians fetishized material objects that we find their culture captivating today? And what exactly do Egyptian remains tell us about biography, embodiment, memory, materiality, and the self? Object Worlds in Ancient Egypt takes New Kingdom Egypt (1539-1070 BC) as its starting point and considers how excavated objects reveal the complex ways that ancient Egyptians experienced their material world. From life to death, the material world instantiated, reflected and influenced social life and existence for ancient Egyptians. Thus, in Meskells unique approach to the materiality and sensuousness of subjects and objects, we uncover the philosophical, spiritual and human meanings embedded in these cultural artefacts. Meskells book explores the fundamental existential questions that not only preoccupied ancient Egyptians, but continue to fascinate people today. What is the essence of persons and things? How might we understand the situated experiences of material life, the constitution of the object world and its shaping of human experience? How might objects successfully mediate between worlds? In the final analysis, Meskell moves forward through time and examines the consumption and appreciation of these Egyptian material objects in the contemporary world. Materiality is our physical engagement with the world, our medium for inserting ourselves into the fabric of that world and our way of constituting and shaping culture in an embodied and external sense. From that perspective it is very much the domain of anthropology and archaeology.Drawing on a wide range of objects, artefacts, and artwork, from the Valley of the Kings through to Las Vegas, Meskell provides an elegant analysis of the aesthetics of ancient Egyptian material cul
Object Worlds in Ancient Egypt: Material Biographies Past and Present (Materializing Culture) download epub
Humanities
Author: Daniel Miller,Paul Gilroy,Lynn Meskell
ISBN: 1859738672
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Berg Publishers (April 1, 2004)
Pages: 248 pages