The Modern Antiquarian

A Pre-millennial Odyssey Through Megalithic Britain : Including a Gazetteer to Over 300 Prehistoric Sites

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Author: Julian Cope

Publisher: HarperThorsons

ISBN: 9780722535998

Category: Social Science

Page: 438

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Looks at megalithic sites and monuments in Great Britain

Religion und Musik in Glastonbury

Eine Fallstudie zu gegenwärtigen Formen religiöser Identitätsdiskurse

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Author: Isabel Laack

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3647540110

Category: Religion

Page: 712

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Die körperlich-sinnliche Erfahrung von Musik ist ein wesentliches Medium für die Identifizierung mit religiösen Traditionen, das heißt für die Anbindung Einzelner an kollektive religiöse Identitäten. Diese zentrale These wird in der ethnografischen Studie für das Forschungsfeld Glastonbury entwickelt.Grundlage der Feldforschung ist die Erfassung der religiösen Strömungen vor Ort. Das Spektrum reicht von Anglikanern über Neo-Hindus bis hin zu Druiden und den Goddess People. In der Darstellung dieses religiösen Feldes wird die Vielfalt, Flexibilität und situative Gebundenheit religiöser Identitätsbildung auf innovative Weise eingefangen. Des Weiteren wird im Rahmen einer Sensografie beschrieben, wie Körper und Sinne im Rahmen der gemeinschaftlichen religiösen Praxis der verschiedenen Gruppierungen angesprochen werden.Im Zentrum der Untersuchung steht die ausführliche religionsmusikologische Analyse der im religiösen Feld verwendeten Musik.Ein theoretisches Erklärungsmodell wird entworfen, das die Rolle von Musik in den lokalen kollektiven Identitätsbildungsprozessen bestimmen will. Dabei werden Aspekte wie die Wirksamkeit von Musik, Gemeinschaftserlebnisse beim Musizieren, die Konstruktion kollektiver religionshistorischer Autobiografien und ästhetisch-musikalische Identitätskonstitutionen diskutiert und neueste ethnologische, musikwissenschaftliche und ritualtheoretische Ansätze kreativ miteinander verbunden. Das im Umfeld der Religionsästhetik angesiedelte Forschungsfeld Religion und Musik wird erstmals umfassend aus religionswissenschaftlicher Perspektive erschlossen.

Shamans/neo-Shamans

Contested Ecstasies, Alternative Archaeologies, and Contemporary Pagans

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Author: Robert J. Wallis

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415302029

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 306

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In popular culture, such diverse characters as occultist Aleister Crowley, Doors musician Jim Morrison, and performance artist Joseph Beuys have been called shamans. In anthropology, on the other hand, shamanism has associations with sorcery, witchcraft and healing, and archaeologists have suggested the meaning of prehistoric cave art lies with shamans and altered consciousness. Robert J. Wallis explores the interface between 'new' and prehistoric shamans. The book draws on interviews with a variety of practitioners, particularly contemporary pagans in Britain and north America. Wallis looks at historical and archaeological sources to explore contemporary pagan engagements with prehistoric sacred sites such as Stonehenge and Avebury, and discusses the controversial use by neo-Shamans of indigenous (particularly native American) shamanism.

Blake 2.0

William Blake in Twentieth-Century Art, Music and Culture

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Author: Steve Clark,T. Connolly,Jason Whittaker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230366686

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 309

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Blake said of his works, 'Tho' I call them Mine I know they are not Mine'. So who owns Blake? Blake has always been more than words on a page. This volume takes Blake 2.0 as an interactive concept, examining digital dissemination of his works and reinvention by artists, writers, musicians, and filmmakers across a variety of twentieth-century media.

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music

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Author: Colin Larkin

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857125958

Category: Music

Page: 1600

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This text presents a comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on popular music, from the early 20th century to the present day.

Cultural Turns/geographical Turns

Perspectives on Cultural Geography

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Author: Ian Cook

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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Introduces undergraduates to the key debates regarding space and culture and the key theoretical arguments which guide cultural geographical work. This book addresses the impact, significance, and characteristics of the 'cultural turn' in contemporary geography. It focuses on the development of the cultural geography subdiscipline and on what has made it a peculiar and unique realm of study. It demonstrates the importance of culture in the development of debates in other subdisciplines within geography and beyond. In line with these previous themes, the significance of space in the production of cultural values and expressions is also developed. Along with its timely examination of the health of the cultural geographical subdiscipline, this book is to be valued for its analysis of the impact of cultural theory on studies elsewhere in geography and of ideas of space and spatiality elsewhere in the social sciences.

Antiquity

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

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Includes section "Reviews."

Antiquity

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Author: Osbert Guy Stanhope Crawford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

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Includes section "Reviews."

A Brief History of Stonehenge

A Complete History and Archaeology of the World's Most Enigmatic Stone Circle

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Author: Aubrey Burl

Publisher: Running PressBook Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 368

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Britain’s leading expert on stone circles brings new insights to this accessible exploration if the greatest stone circle of them all.

Stonehenge

The Biography of a Landscape

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Author: Timothy Darvill

Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 319

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Looking at Stonehenge, this book considers not only its wider setting, but also its status in time, from 10,000 BC right down to the modern day.

Avebury

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Author: Joshua Pollard,Mark Gillings

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 168

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Avebury remains one of the most spectacular and enigmatic prehistoric monuments in Europe. Constructed in several stages during the course of the third millennium BC, the massive earthwork enclosure and stone settings have had a complex history; one which has included later episodes of avoidance, neglect and deliberate destruction, through to more recent antiquarian and archaeological "re-discovery", investigation and preservation. Incorporating evidence from recent research and guided by current themes within interpretative archaeology, this book provides an authoritative and comprehensive account of the site. Since its late Neolithic beginnings, Avebury has been the subject of a host of interpretations and understandings, each as valid for the community making it as any "original" imperative, and each of which has a crucial place in the developing life-history of the site - in effect making Avebury what it is today. This book explores these changing understandings and interpretations, charting the life of this unique monument from a small clearing in the forest to a designated World Heritage Site.

The re-enchantment of the West

alternative spiritualities, sacralization, popular culture, and occulture

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Author: Christopher Hugh Partridge

Publisher: Tamp;t Clark Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 265

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Western society and culture are often described in sociological and theological texts as increasingly secular. This work (the first of two volumes) challenges this thesis and introduces the reader to the principal theories and debates surrounding the state of religion in the West (including secularization, sacralization, Easternization and the development of New Religious Movements). Book jacket.

The Story of Silbury Hill

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Author: Jim Leary,David Field

Publisher: Historic England Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 205

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The Story of Silbury Hillsets out the archaeological story of Silbury: from an early recognition of its importance to antiquarian and archaeological investigations of the hill. For the first time, the results of the recent work are set out in detail, describing early activity on the site, the origins of the monument and the construction techniques used. Numerous new and vivid reconstruction drawings present a unique interpretation of this iconic prehistoric monument. The authors propose a new theory of the construction and thus a new way of interpreting Neolithic monuments.

Material Engagements

Studies in Honour of Colin Renfrew

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Author: Neil Brodie

Publisher: McDonald Inst of Archeological

ISBN: 9781902937267

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

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The subject matter of archaeology is the engagement of human beings, now and in the past, with both the natural world and the material world they have created. All aspects of human activity are potentially relevant to archaeological research, and, conversely, the ways in which others, especially artists and anthropologists, have investigated the world are of interest to archaeologists. Archaeological artefacts and sites are also used by groups and nations to establish identity, and for financial gain, both through tourism and trade in antiquities. Colin Renfrew has actively engaged with art, with politics and with the antiquities trade, and has presented his ideas to broad audiences through accessible books and television programmes, as well as championing the cause of archaeology in many public roles. The papers in this volume, which have been written by colleagues and former students on the occasion of his retirement, relate to all of these subject areas, and together give some idea of the complexity of the issues raised by critical engagements with the material world, both past and present.

Stonehenge

Celebration and Subversion

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Author: Andy Worthington

Publisher: Heart of Albion

ISBN: N.A

Category: Counterculture

Page: 282

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On Roads

A Hidden History

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Author: Joe Moran

Publisher: Profile Books(GB)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Roads

Page: 312

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In this history of roads and what they have meant to the people who have driven them, one of Britain's favourite cultural historians reveals how a relatively simple road system turned into a maze-like pattern of roundabouts, flyovers, clover-leafs and spaghetti junctions.Using a unique blend of travel writing, anthropology, history and social observation, he explores how Britain's roads have their roots in unexpected places. He visits the Roman role in the way our roads are numbered, the ancient sat-nav systems of China of 2600BC and the unknown demonstrations against by-passes in the 1920s, and ends up at the roots of today's arguments about road pricing and road rage.Full of quirky nuggets of history, On Roads also celebrates the often overlooked people whose work we take for granted, such as Percy Shaw, the inventor of the catseye, Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert, the designers of the road sign system, and Charles Forte, the entrepreneur behind the service station.These stories of our past shed light on hidden changes in our society, the relation between people and nature and the invisibility of the mundane.And - on subjects ranging from speed limits to driving on the left, and the "non-places" where we stop to the unwritten laws of traffic jams - they have never been told together, until now.

Pagan Themes in Modern Children's Fiction

Green Man, Shamanism, Earth Mysteries

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Author: Peter Bramwell

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230218390

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Applying a range of critical approaches to works by authors including Susan Cooper, Catherine Fisher, Geraldine McCaughrean, Anthony Horowitz and Philip Pullman, this book looks at the formative and interrogative relationship between recent children's literature and fashionable but controversial aspects of modern Paganism.

Hunter-gatherers in history, archaeology and anthropology

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Author: Alan J. Barnard

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 9781859738207

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 278

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This book provides a definitive overview of hunter-gatherer historiography, from the earliest anthropological writings through to the present day. What can early visions of the hunter-gatherer tell us about the societies that generated them? How do diverse national traditions, such as American, Russian and Japanese, manifest themselves in hunter-gatherer research? How does current thinking on the subject reflect trends within the social sciences? Answering these questions and many more, this book provides a much-needed assessment of the history of thought on one of science's most intriguing subjects.

Antiquity

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Author: Manuel Vaquero, A.J. Howard & M.G. Macklin, Steven L. Kuhn, Mary C. Stiner & Erksin Gulec, Axel Pollex, Marek kohn & Steven mithen, Gill Hey, Alex Bayliss & Angela Boyle, Junko Habu & Clare Fawcett, Ian C. Glover, Li Liu, Yangjin Pak, Hyung Il Pai, Fumiko Ikawa-Smith, Barbara Bender, Clark L. Erickson, Fisher, Pollard & Frederick, Tina Thurston, William Gustav Gartner, Dunning, Scarborough, Valdez, Jr. , Luzzadder-Beach, Beach & Jones, Gary M. Feinman, Simon Stoddart & Ezra Zubrow

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ISBN: N.A

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