Warfare and society: archaeological and social anthropological perspectives

Otto, Ton, Thrane, Henrik, and Vandkilde, Helle (2006) Warfare and society: archaeological and social anthropological perspectives. In: Otto, Ton, Thrane, Hendrik, and Vandkilde, Helle, (eds.) Warfare and society: archaeological and social anthropological perspectives. Aarhus University Press, Aarhus, Denmark, pp. 9-19.

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Abstract

The present book deals with the interrelationship between society and war seen through the analytical eyes of anthropologists and archaeologists. The opening quote – spoken by an informant to Torsten Kolind and published in his thesis about discursive practices in Bosnia just after the war in 1992-95 – captures the problems we face when we study war. Archaeologists and anthropologists alike rarely possess war experiences of their own: we study past and present wars, but remain total outsiders who depend on numerous and complex discursive layers – material, written, and spoken – to bring us insight on this subject, so demanding and so necessary to deal with.

Item ID: 16734
Item Type: Book Chapter (Non-Research)
ISBN: 978-87-7934-110-4
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2011 00:59
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210199 Archaeology not elsewhere classified @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950599 Understanding Past Societies not elsewhere classified @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology @ 50%
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