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Art, process, archaeology

This book presents a study of material images and asks how an appreciation of the making and unfolding of images and art alters archaeological accounts of prehistoric and historic societies. With contributions focusing on case studies including prehistoric Britain, Scandinavia, Iberia, the Americas and Dynastic Egypt, and including contemporary reflections on material images, it makes a novel contribution to ongoing debates relating to archaeological art and images. The book offers a New Materialist analysis of archaeological imagery, with an emphasis on considering the material character of images and their making and unfolding. The book reassesses the predominantly representational paradigm of archaeological image analysis and argues for the importance of considering the ontology of images. It considers images as processes or events and introduces the verb ‘imaging’ to underline the point that images are conditions of possibility that draw together differing aspects of the world. The book is divided into three sections: ‘Emergent images’, which focuses on practices of making; ‘Images as process’, which examines the making and role of images in prehistoric societies; and ‘Unfolding images’, which focuses on how images change as they are made and circulated. The book features contributions from archaeologists, Egyptologists, anthropologists and artists. The contributors to the book highlight the multiple role of images in prehistoric and historic societies, demonstrating that archaeologists need to recognise the dynamic and changeable character of images.

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Digital Bodies, Data and Gifts
Kristin Bergtora Sandvik

accelerating digitisation of beneficiary bodies, and increasing data and private-sector involvement in humanitarian aid. 3 I want to focus on how these developments, the miniaturisation and personalisation of ICT technology and a growing interface with biotechnology are co-producing what I call ‘intimate humanitarian objects’ for use by individual beneficiaries on or inside their bodies ( Jasanoff, 2004 ). The object of my analysis is the making of ‘humanitarian wearables’. 4 These are

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Joe Turner

2 Making love, making empire On 19 April 1899 a troupe of South African ‘tribal’ groups landed at Southampton docks on the South Coast of England. Later that month they were due to perform a central role in the Earl’s Court exhibition Savage South Africa. Local reports claimed that ‘among the effects were over 200 natives of South African tribes, a number of Boer families, representatives of the mounted police, and a number of animals’ (Shephard 1986: 97). Early film footage, archived by the Colonial Film Project, shows the apparent moment when the groups

in Bordering intimacy
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WeMake, a makerspace in Milan
Ilaria Vanni

3 Making otherwise: WeMake, a makerspace in Milan Uno spazio dove le persone possono incontrarsi, imparare, riparare, produrre e sperimentare. Un luogo per chi ha bisogno di spazio o strumenti per progetti e attività. Una community con cui condividere idee e progetti. Una palestra dove imparare a lavorare in modo nuovo. (A space where people can meet, learn, repair, produce and experiment. A place for those who need space and tools for their projects and activities. A community to share ideas and projects. A place to learn to work in a new way.)1 Introduction

in Precarious objects
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More writing than welding
Tom Woodin

Making writers: more writing than welding 111 6 Making writers: more writing than welding Writing was not conceived as a technical process but involved significant personal and social change. People would learn a considerable amount in these groups and some would be completely transformed as writing became central to their lives. Paradoxically, the ‘educational’ effects of workshops could be more profound than those of formal classes, and Fed groups came to realise that effective learning took place in non-educational settings.1 This point had not been fully

in Working-class writing and publishing in the late twentieth century
David Goodway

3 The making of The Making David Goodway I have also learned a great deal from members of my tutorial classes, with whom I have discussed many of the themes treated here.1 So Edward Thompson acknowledges in the preface to The Making of the English Working Class; and this chapter examines primarily the way in which this great book grew out of his day-to-day work at the University of Leeds. As noted in chapter 2, he had been appointed in 1948, at the age of 24, as a staff tutor in the then Department of Extramural Studies. He lived in Halifax, the major town of

in E. P. Thompson and English radicalism
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Lester K. Little

convert to Christianity. While the model of sainthood had shifted, the designation of someone as worthy of veneration and hence of emulation remained the spontaneous act of a community, whether that community were a monastery, a city, a diocese, a kingdom, or a people in the sense of an entire ethnic or tribal group. The fame of many – perhaps most – saints, regardless of the size of the communities they came from, remained close to home, making it reasonable to think that untold numbers of saints’ cults came and went in the distant past without leaving traces. The

in Indispensable immigrants
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Kriston R. Rennie

a richer understanding of monastic exemption in the early Middle Ages, in turn revealing its inherent value to the papacy in making concessions to the law over many subsequent centuries. For medieval monasteries and their monks, papal privileges were more than just sophisticated legal formulations, principles, or systems; they were tangible, practical rights and exceptions to the canon law that permitted various and often immediate measures of freedom and protection. Acquiring a privilege from Rome represented the achievement of a

in Freedom and protection
Sarah Orne Jewett, The Tory Lover, and Walter Scott, Waverley
Alison Easton

7 Nation making and fiction making: Sarah Orne Jewett, The Tory Lover, and Walter Scott, Waverley Alison Easton ‘Writing something entirely different’ Beside Sarah Orne Jewett’s desk where she would have seen it every time she looked up was a small copy of the well-known Raeburn portrait of Sir Walter Scott. No critic has commented on this, yet Scott was important to her. As she remarks in a 1905 letter to her dearest friend and companion, Annie Fields,‘How one admires that great man more and more’.1 So, what was New England’s most notable, late

in Special relationships
Shizuka Oshitani

4 Making global warming policy This chapter gives background information on policy-making to tackle the global warming problem in Japan and Britain. In Chapter 3, I briefly explained that Japan could be considered corporatist and Britain pluralist in terms of government–industry relations, patterns of interest representation, and the norm of decision-making. I will elaborate how these differences are actually reflected in the traditionally dominant environmental policy styles of the two countries. Those industrial structural contexts that have important

in Global warming policy in Japan and Britain