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Hodder, Ian

Overview
Works: 159 works in 819 publications in 4 languages and 18,398 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Thesis advisor, Contributor, Honoree
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Most widely held works by Ian Hodder
Reading the past : current approaches to interpretation in archaeology by Ian Hodder( )

70 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 3,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 'Reading the Past', the authors argue that archaeologists must bring to bear a variety of perspectives in the task of constructing meaning from the past. This third edition includes new material on feminist archaeology, historical approaches such as cultural history, and theories of discourse and signs
Protecting Çatalhöyük : memoir of an archaeological site guard by Sadrettin Dural( )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 1,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They are essential to every major archaeological excavation but rarely acknowledged by the visiting researchers once the artifacts have been shipped. As part of the innovative, multivocal output from the famous Turkish Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük, we hear from one of the site guards, Sadrettin Dural, who tells the story of the excavation from the point of view of the "Other." He offers tales of the strange habits of archaeologists, describes the local in-fighting that scholars never see, and explains how scientists can be protected from the Yatirs, spirits of the dead who guard the mound. Ian
The present past : an introduction to anthropology for archaeologists by Ian Hodder( )

24 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This updated edition of Professor Ian Hodder's original and classic work on the role which anthropology must play in the interpretation of the archaeological record. There has long been a need for archaeologists and anthropologists to correlate their ideas and methods for interpreting the material culture of past civilisations. Archaeological interpretation of the past is inevitably based on the ideas and experiences of the present and the use of such ethnographic analogy has been widely adapted - and criticised, not least in Britain
Entangled : an archaeology of the relationships between humans and things by Ian Hodder( )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postprozessualismus - Symbol - Materielle Kultur
Spatial analysis in archaeology by Ian Hodder( Book )

19 editions published between 1976 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory and practice in archaeology by Ian Hodder( Book )

32 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book aims to show through a series of examples that an interpretative archaeology dealing with past meanings can be applied in practice to archaeological data, and that it can also contribute effectively to modern social practice." "Seven of the nineteen papers included have been specifically written for this volume to act as an overview of the way archaeology has developed over the last ten years. Yet Ian Hodder goes beyond this: he aims to break down the separation of theory and practice and to reconcile the division between the intellectual and the 'dirt' archaeologist. Faced with public controversy over the ownership and interpretation of the past, archaeology ungently needs a clear image of itself, able to gain funding, win public confidence and manage the heritage professionally yet sensitively. This image, however, is often clouded by the theory/practice debate, a division all too often encouraged by the separation of universities and heritage management. Hodder emphasises the importance of finding the right balance. Archaeologists, he asserts, cannot afford to ignore general theory in favour of practice any more than they can afford to shut themselves away in intellectual ivory towers. Theoretical debate is important to any discipline, particularly in archaeology if it is not to become complacent, self-interested and uncritical." "Theory and Practice in Archaeology captures and extends the lively debate of the 1980s over symbolic and structural approaches to archaeology. It will be essential reading for students of archaeology and for those involved in and responsible for heritage management."--BOOK JACKET
Archaeological theory today by Ian Hodder( Book )

35 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title brings together some of the major exponents and innovators in the discipline to introduce their individual areas of specialism. It summarizes the latest developments in the field and looks to the future of the discipline
The Leopard's tale : revealing the mysteries of Çatalhöyük by Ian Hodder( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalhoyuk, in central Turkey, became internationally famous in the 1960s when an ancient town - one of the oldest in the world - was discovered together with wonderful wall-paintings and sculptures, many featuring images of leopards. The archaeological finds included female figurines that suggested the possible existence of a "Mother Goddess" cult." "Ian Hodder peels back the layers of history to reveal how people lived and died, how they engaged with one another and with the spirit world. Full of insights into past lives and momentous events, The Leopard's Tale is illustrated with images of the art, the artifacts, and the excavations at this world-famous site
The Meanings of things : material culture and symbolic expression by Ian Hodder( Book )

37 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique and fascinating book concentrates on the varying roles and functions that material culture may play in almost all aspects of the social fabric of a given culture. The contributors, from Africa, Australia and Papua New Guinea, India, South America, the USA, and both Eastern and Western Europe, provide a rich variety of views and experience in a worldwide perspective. Several of the authors focus on essential points of principle and methodology that must be carefully considered before any particular approach to material culture is adopted. One of the many fundamental questions posed
Pattern of the past : studies in honour of David Clarke( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreting archaeology : finding meaning in the past by Iphigeneia Leventē( Book )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides a forum for debate between varied approaches to the past. The authors, drawn from Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia, represent many different strands of archaeology. They address the philosophical issues involved in interpretation and a desire among archaeologists to come to terms with their own subjective approaches to the material they study, a recognition of how past researchers have also imposed their own value systems on the evidence which they presented
Symbolic and structural archaeology by Ian Hodder( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents a searching critique of the more traditional archaeological methodologies and interpretation strategies and lays down a firm philosophical and theoretical basis for symbolist and structuralist studies in archaeology. A variety of procedures, ranging from ethnoarchaeological studies and computing techniques to formal studies of artefact design variability, are utilized to provide models for archaeologists within the proposed framework and the theory and models are then applied to a range of archaeological analyses. This particular approach sees all human actions as being meaningfully constituted within a social and cultural framework. Material culture is not simply an adaptive tool, but is structured according to sets of underlying principles which give meaning to, and derive meanings from, the social world. Thus structural regularities are shown to link seemingly disparate aspects of material culture, from funerary monuments to artefact design, from the use of space in settlements, to the form of economic practices
The Spatial organisation of culture by Ian Hodder( Book )

17 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The domestication of Europe : structure and contingency in neolithic societies by Ian Hodder( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The archaeological process : an introduction by Ian Hodder( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written from the standpoint of theoretically-informed archaeology, this text provides an interpretation of the archaeological process, reassessing the origins and aims of archaeology, and setting forth an agenda for the future
Symbols in action : ethnoarchaeological studies of material culture by Ian Hodder( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archaeology as long-term history( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simulation studies in archaeology( Book )

10 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion in the emergence of civilization : Çatalhöyük as a case study by Ian Hodder( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents an interdisciplinary study of the role of spirituality and religious ritual in the emergence of complex societies. Involving an eminent group of natural scientists, archaeologists, anthropologists, philosophers, and theologians, this volume examines Çatalhöyük as a case study. A nine-thousand-year old town in central Turkey, Çatalhöyük was first excavated in the 1960s and has since become integral to understanding the symbolic and ritual worlds of the early farmers and village-dwellers in the Middle East. It is thus an ideal location for exploring theories about the role of religion in early settled life. This book provides a unique overview of current debates concerning religion and its historical variations. Through exploration of themes including the integration of the spiritual and the material, the role of belief in religion, the cognitive bases for religion, and religion's social roles, this book situates the results from Çatalhöyük within a broader understanding of the Neolithic in the Middle East"--Provided by publisher
The Archaeology of contextual meanings( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Spatial analysis in archaeology
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Protecting Çatalhöyük : memoir of an archaeological site guardThe present past : an introduction to anthropology for archaeologistsSpatial analysis in archaeologyTheory and practice in archaeologyArchaeological theory todayThe Leopard's tale : revealing the mysteries of ÇatalhöyükThe Meanings of things : material culture and symbolic expressionPattern of the past : studies in honour of David Clarke
Alternative Names
Hodder, Ian R. 1948-

Hodder, Ian Richard 1948-

Ian Hodder britischer Archäologe

Ian Hodder Brits antropoloog

In Hoder Arkeolog britanik

Ιάν Χόντερ Βρετανός αρχαιολόγος

Иан Ходер Британски археолог

Ходдер, Ян

ایان هادر

호더, 이안

イアン・ホッダー

伊恩·霍德 British archaeologist

Languages
English (425)

Spanish (8)

Italian (2)

German (1)