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'On Discourse and Materiality: Personhood in the Neolithic of the Isle of Man'

Date(s): September 1999

Creator(s): Fowler, Christopher John

Scope & Content: Illustrated thesis submitted for Doctor of Philosophy Department of Archaeology University of Southampton. The thesis discusses the prevalent interpretative schemes which archaeologists use to understand prehistoric people, prehistoric bodies and prehistoric social relationships. It also examines the role of phenomenology inferring past experience, the use of ethnographic analogy understanding past and present ideas and experiences of the person and body; the impact of modernity in forming current ideas of the person (particularly the impact of archaeological thought; and the relationship between the material world, social activity and discourse, both in modernity and in prehistory. Chapters covered: discourse theory and archaeology; situating Manx material: current interpretations, current problems; the individual and prehistory: a critique; social theory: discourse, self and body; materiality and personhood emergent in the earlier Manx Neolithic; relating to the Neolithic. Appendices include: reference to sites used in thesis-Ballafayle, Ballaharra, Ballateare, Ballavarry, Billown Quarry, Castal yn Ard, Killeba, King Orry's Grave, Knocksharry, Meayll Hill, Ronaldsway.

See also M 28082 F.6/184q The Neolithic of the Irish sea: materality and traditions of practice.

Language: English

Extent: 245 pages

Item name: thesis

Collection: Manuscript Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: MS 13485

Record class: Private

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