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Exploring the dynamics of African pottery cultures

Date : 2010-11-29 12:35:16

DescriptionThis chapter is about ‘pottery cultures’ – not just ‘pottery’, ‘pottery techniques’, or ‘potters’; but pottery cultures. It considers the complex aggregation of interrelated elements underlying potting practice, such as individuals – as both social and embodied persons – environment, physical forces, materials, tools, representations, skills, knowledge, social and economic relationships and so forth. It also concerns ‘dynamics’; the spatial and temporal evolution of the elements constituting pottery cultures, and their interrelations. Departing from previous approaches,1 I focus on the transformation of potting practice in relationship with social processes rather than seeking static relationships with various kinds of social boundaries.

http://www.ulb.ac.be/socio/anthropo/OGosselain/africanpottery-OG2010.pdf

Name of InstitutionExploring the dynamics of African pottery cultures

Author(s) NameKristen Patin

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