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Ceramic Theory and Cultural Process

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ISBN-10: 0521272599

ISBN-13: 9780521272599

Edition: N/A

Authors: Dean E. Arnold, Wendy Ashmore, Clive Gamble, John O'Shea, Colin Renfrew

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This much-praised book aims to develop a theory of ceramics which will elucidate the complex relationship between ceramics and culture and society. Drawing upon the theoretical perspectives of systems theory, cybernetics and cultural ecology, Dr Arnold develops cross-cultural generalizations to explain the origins and evolution of the craft of pottery making. These processes are organized into a series of feedback mechanisms which limit or stimulate the initial production of pottery and its transition from a part-time to a full-time specialized activity. The author provides extensive ethnographic documentation, taken from a wide-ranging synthesis of the available literature and employing…    
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/16/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 284
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Weather and climate
Scheduling conflicts
Degree of sedentariness
Man/land relationships
Technological innovations