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The Resource Transformation by Fire : the Archaeology of Cremation in Cultural Context, edited by Ian Kuijt, Colin P. Quinn, and Gabriel Cooney

Transformation by Fire : the Archaeology of Cremation in Cultural Context, edited by Ian Kuijt, Colin P. Quinn, and Gabriel Cooney

Label
Transformation by Fire : the Archaeology of Cremation in Cultural Context
Title
Transformation by Fire
Title remainder
the Archaeology of Cremation in Cultural Context
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ian Kuijt, Colin P. Quinn, and Gabriel Cooney
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This edited volume explores crematory practices as both an archaeological phenomenon and social practice, within cultural constructs. This exploration aims to illustrate the need to view cremation as a study of not only mortuary practices, but also of a dynamic social process that deals with 'death, movement of the body, and final deposition of remains' (Kuijt)"--Provided by publisher
  • "Ash, bone, and memories are all that remains after cremation. Yet for societies and communities, the act of cremation after death is highly symbolic, rich with complex meaning, touching on what it means to be human. In the process of transforming the dead, the family, the community, and society as a whole create and partake in cultural symbolism. Cremation is a key area of archaeological research, but its complexity has been underappreciated and undertheorized. Transformation by Fire offers a fresh assessment of archaeological research on this widespread social practice. Editors Ian Kuijt, Colin P. Quinn, and Gabriel Cooney's volume examines cremation by documenting the material signatures of cremation events and processes, as well as its transformative impact on social relations and concepts of the body. Indeed, examining why and how people chose to cremate their dead serves as an important means of understanding how people in the past dealt with death, the body, and the social world. The contributors develop new perspectives on cremation as important mortuary practices and social transformations. Varying attitudes and beliefs on cremation and other forms of burial within the same cultural paradigm help us understand what constitutes the body and what occurs during its fiery transformation. In addition, they explore issues and interpretive perspectives in the archaeological study of cremation within and between different cultural contexts. The global and comparative perspectives on cremation render the book a unique contribution to the literature of anthropological and mortuary archaeology"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
393/.2
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
CC79.5.H85
LC item number
T73 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kuijt, Ian
  • Quinn, Colin P
  • Cooney, Gabriel
Series statement
Amerind studies in anthropology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human remains (Archaeology)
  • Cremation
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Social archaeology
  • Ethnoarchaeology
  • Ethnology
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Ethnoarchaeology
  • Ethnology
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Human remains (Archaeology)
  • Social archaeology
Label
Transformation by Fire : the Archaeology of Cremation in Cultural Context, edited by Ian Kuijt, Colin P. Quinn, and Gabriel Cooney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Fire and the Body : Re-framing Perspectives on Cremation -- Contextualizing Cremations : Introduction to Fire and the Body / Colin P. Quinn, Ian Kuijt, and Gabriel Cooney -- Complexities of Terminologies and Intellectual Frameworks in Cremation Studies / Colin P. Quinn, Lynne Goldstein, Gabriel Cooney, Ian Kuijt (Mini-essay) -- Part II. Connecting Treatments of the Body : Cremation and Inhumation as Social Practices -- Socially Responsible and Culturally Conscious Approaches to Cremations : New and Old World Perspectives / Liv Nilsson Stutz and David Hurst Thomas (Mini-essay) -- Reconcilable Differences : Cremation, Fragmentation and Inhumation in Mesolithic and Neolithic Sweden / Åsa M Larsson and Liv Nilsson Stutz -- The Temporal and Cultural Contexts of the Enigmatic Cremations from the Yokem Site, Illinois, USA / Mark R. Schurr and Della Cook -- A Well-Urned Rest : Cremation and Inhumation in Early Anglo-Saxon England / Howard Williams -- Cremation, Gender and Concepts of the Self in the British Early Bronze Age / Joanna Brück -- Part III. Social Impact of Cremation : Transformation, Movement and the Body -- Reflections on the Visibility of Cremation as a Physical Event / Liv Nilsson Stutz and Ian Kuijt (Mini-essay) -- Pathways to Personhood : Cremation as a Social Practice among the Tucson Basin Hohokam / Jessica. I. Cerezo-Román -- Re/turn : Cremation, movement and re-collection in the Early Bronze Age of Denmark / Tim Flohr Sørensen -- The Role of Cremation in Mortuary Practices in the Irish Neolithic / Gabriel Cooney -- Transformation and Metaphors : Thoughts on Cremation Practices in the Pre-Contact Midwestern United States / Lynne Goldstein and Katy Meyers -- Part IV. Reassembling the Pieces : Future Directions -- Cremations : Techniques, Potential, Challenges / Mark R. Schurr (Mini-essay) -- Future Directions for the Archaeology of Cremation / Jessica. I. Cerezo-Román and Howard Williams
Control code
896598047
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781322198552
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt183f0gm
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)896598047
Label
Transformation by Fire : the Archaeology of Cremation in Cultural Context, edited by Ian Kuijt, Colin P. Quinn, and Gabriel Cooney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Fire and the Body : Re-framing Perspectives on Cremation -- Contextualizing Cremations : Introduction to Fire and the Body / Colin P. Quinn, Ian Kuijt, and Gabriel Cooney -- Complexities of Terminologies and Intellectual Frameworks in Cremation Studies / Colin P. Quinn, Lynne Goldstein, Gabriel Cooney, Ian Kuijt (Mini-essay) -- Part II. Connecting Treatments of the Body : Cremation and Inhumation as Social Practices -- Socially Responsible and Culturally Conscious Approaches to Cremations : New and Old World Perspectives / Liv Nilsson Stutz and David Hurst Thomas (Mini-essay) -- Reconcilable Differences : Cremation, Fragmentation and Inhumation in Mesolithic and Neolithic Sweden / Åsa M Larsson and Liv Nilsson Stutz -- The Temporal and Cultural Contexts of the Enigmatic Cremations from the Yokem Site, Illinois, USA / Mark R. Schurr and Della Cook -- A Well-Urned Rest : Cremation and Inhumation in Early Anglo-Saxon England / Howard Williams -- Cremation, Gender and Concepts of the Self in the British Early Bronze Age / Joanna Brück -- Part III. Social Impact of Cremation : Transformation, Movement and the Body -- Reflections on the Visibility of Cremation as a Physical Event / Liv Nilsson Stutz and Ian Kuijt (Mini-essay) -- Pathways to Personhood : Cremation as a Social Practice among the Tucson Basin Hohokam / Jessica. I. Cerezo-Román -- Re/turn : Cremation, movement and re-collection in the Early Bronze Age of Denmark / Tim Flohr Sørensen -- The Role of Cremation in Mortuary Practices in the Irish Neolithic / Gabriel Cooney -- Transformation and Metaphors : Thoughts on Cremation Practices in the Pre-Contact Midwestern United States / Lynne Goldstein and Katy Meyers -- Part IV. Reassembling the Pieces : Future Directions -- Cremations : Techniques, Potential, Challenges / Mark R. Schurr (Mini-essay) -- Future Directions for the Archaeology of Cremation / Jessica. I. Cerezo-Román and Howard Williams
Control code
896598047
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781322198552
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt183f0gm
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)896598047

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