Prehistoric Figurines

Representation and Corporeality in the Neolithic

Author: Douglass Bailey

Publisher: Routledge


Category: History

Page: 256

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Fully illustrated, Prehistoric Figurines brings a radical new approach to one of the most exciting, but poorly understood artefacts from our prehistoric past. Studying the interpretation of prehistoric figurines from Neolithic southeast Europe, Bailey introduces recent developments from the fields of visual culture studies and cultural anthropology, and investigates the ways in which representations of human bodies were used by the pre-historic people to understand their own identities, to negotiate relationships and to make subtle political points. Bailey examines four critical conditions: * figurines as miniatures * figurines as three-dimensional representations * figurines as anthropomorphs * figurines as representations. Through these conditions, the study travels beyond the traditional mechanisms of interpretation and takes the debate past the out-dated interpretations of figurines as Mother-Goddess as Bailey examines individual prehistoric figurines in their original archaeological contexts and views them in the light of modern exploitations of the human form. Students and scholars of History and Archaeology will benefit immensely from Bailey's close understanding of the material culture and pre-history of the Balkans.

Face and Mask

A Double History

Author: Hans Belting

Publisher: Princeton University Press


Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 573

Face and Mask: Changing Views -- Portrait and Mask: the Face as Representation -- Media and Masks: the Production of Faces

The Ethnic Detective

Chester Himes, Harry Kemelman, Tony Hillerman

Author: Peter Freese



Category: African Americans in literature

Page: 254

View: 759

Ingrid Mwangi - Your own soul

Author: Ingrid Mwangi

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag


Category: Art

Page: 71

View: 962

A young multi media performer giving a fresh perspective on dealing with opposed cultural heritage.


European Journal for Semiotic Studies




Category: Semiotics


View: 405