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Tilley, Christopher Y.

Works: 92 works in 505 publications in 1 language and 13,263 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Reference works  History  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director, 070
Classifications: GN406, 930.101
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Most widely held works by Christopher Y Tilley
Body and image : explorations in landscape phenomenology 2 by Christopher Y Tilley( )

24 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A kinaesthetic approach, one that uses the full body and all the senses, can better approximate the meaning that these artifacts had for their makers and today's viewers. The body intersects the landscape in a myriad of ways - through the effort to reach the image, the angles that one can use to view, the multiple senses required for interaction. Tilley outlines the choreographic basis of understanding ancient landscapes and art phenomenologically, and demonstrates the power of his thesis through examples of rock art and megalithic architecture in Norway, Ireland, and Sweden."--Jacket
Interpreting landscapes by Christopher Y Tilley( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines role of landscape in phenomenological study of ancient Britain
London's urban landscape : another way of telling by Christopher Y Tilley( )

10 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first major study of a global city to adopt a materialist perspective and stress the significance of place and the built environment to the urban landscape. Inspired by phenomenological thinking, the book presents fine-grained ethnographies of the practices of everyday life in London. In doing so, it offers a unique perspective on the city that integrates ethnographies of daily life with an analysis of material culture. The first part of the book considers the residential sphere of urban life, discussing in detailed case studies ordinary residential streets, housing estates, suburbs, and London's mobile "linear village" of houseboats. The second part of the book analyzes the public sphere, including ethnographies of markets, a park, the social rhythms of a taxi rank, and graffiti and street art. This book returns us to the everyday lives of people and the manner in which they understand their lives. The embodied experience of the city is invoked in the descriptions of entangled relationships between people and places and the paths of movement between them
Handbook of material culture by Christopher Y Tilley( Book )

30 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 'Handbook of Material Culture' provides a critical survey of the theories, concepts, intellectual debates, substantive domains and traditions of study characterizing the analysis of things
An anthropology of landscape : the extraordinary in the ordinary by Christopher Y Tilley( )

18 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Anthropology of Landscape tells the fascinating story of a heathland landscape in south-west England and the way different individuals and groups engage with it. Based on a long-term anthropological study, the book emphasises four individual themes: embodied identities, the landscape as a sensuous material form that is acted upon and in turn acts on people, the landscape as contested, and its relation to emotion. The landscape is discussed in relation to these themes as both 'taskscape' and 'leisurescape', and from the perspective of different user groups. The book makes an innovative contr
The materiality of stone by Christopher Y Tilley( )

30 editions published between 2004 and 2020 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaving no stone unturned, the author examines a new way of analyzing the significance of both 'cultural' and 'natural' stone in prehistoric European landscapes. Tilley's groundbreaking approach is to interpret human experience in a multidimensional way, rather than through an abstract gaze
Re-constructing archaeology : theory and practice by Michael Shanks( Book )

43 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neuzeit - Einzelfund - Grab/Gräberfeld
Stone worlds : narrative and reflexivity in landscape archaeology by Barbara Bender( )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title represents an innovative experiment in showing the reults of a large-scale, multidisciplinary archaeological project. The authors examined the Neolithic and Bronze Age landscapes on Bodmin Moor, especially the site of Lekernick. and what resulted is a multivocal, multidisciplinary telling of the stories of Bodmin Moor
Landscape in the Longue Durée : a history and theory of pebbles in a pebbled heathland landscape by Christopher Y Tilley( )

18 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pebbles are typically found only on beaches, in the liminal spaces between land and sea. But what happens when pebbles extend inland? The East Devon Pebblebed heathlands of the United Kingdom has a bedrock composed entirely of water-rounded pebbles. Using archaeological and anthropological perspectives, Christopher Tilley's new book explores this region, from the Mesolithic to the Iron Ages, concluding with a twenty-first-century analysis. Tilley examines how the first early pebble structures built here still inform our contemporary culture, demonstrating how exceptional landscapes allow us to rethink continuity and change
Reading material culture : structuralism, hermeneutics, and post-structuralism by Christopher Y Tilley( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Central to any understanding of the significance of material objects, whether contemporary or prehistoric, is a discussion of the very nature of interpretation itself: how we 'read' artefacts and inscribe them into the present. This book examines the complex relations between material culture, social structures and social practices from structuralist, hermeneutical and post-structuralist viewpoints." "Reading Material Culture explores this interpretative process through examinations of the work of outstanding contemporary thinkers, focusing on Roland Barthes, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Clifford Geertz, Claude Levi-Strauss and Paul Ricoeur. It considers their contributions to understanding past and present social worlds and the role of material-culture production and use within them. Among the themes discussed are the nature of time and history; discourse and textuality; the problem of subjectivity; and the politics of academic production. Each chapter concludes with an assessment of the theorist's relevance to the future of material-culture studies in the 1990s." "These essays challenge many of our fundamental preconceptions about language, society and the material world we inhabit. Transcending disciplinary boundaries, this book will be indispensable reading for students and specialists in archaeology, anthropology, literary criticism, and cultural and media studies. Book jacket."--Jacket
Domination and resistance by Daniel Miller( Book )

23 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of power - one of the central concerns in social science - is the main theme of this wide-ranging book. Introducing a much broader historical and geographical comparative understanding of domination and resistance than is available elsewhere, the editors and contributors offer a wealth of perspectives and case studies, arguing that such studies have reached a key stage. Developments in the characterization of dominance associated with the writings of Marx, Althusser, Foucault and others have been integrated with a recent emphasis on the 'excavation' of hidden, or previously underemphasized, forms of social action which, as 'resistance', are more than just a symptom of oppression. Contributors from many disciplines illustrate the application of these ideas to issues as diverse as ritualized space, the nature of hierarchy in non-capitalist contexts and the production of archaeological discourse.; Drawing on considerable experience in promoting interaction between archaeology and other disciplines concerned with ideology, power and social transformation, the editors have brought together a stimulating book that will be of widespread interest amongst students of archaeology, ancient history, sociology, anthropology and human geography. Archaeologists in particular will welcome the innovative coverage of key new ideas from the social sciences; for other readers, the book provides a substantial comparative and global context for the development of these ideas. Senake Bandarananayake, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka; Barbara Bender, UCL; Elizabeth M
A phenomenology of landscape : places, paths, and monuments by Christopher Y Tilley( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a new approach to landscape perception. This book is an extended photographic essay about topographic features of the landscape. It integrates philosophical approaches to landscape perception with anthropological studies of the significance of the landscape in small-scale societies. This perspective is used to examine the relationship between prehistoric sites and their topographic settings. The author argues that the architecture of Neolithic stone tombs acts as a kind of camera lens focussing attention on landscape features such as rock outcrops, river valleys, mountain spurs in their immediate surroundings. These monuments played an active role in socializing the landscape and creating meaning in it. A Phenomenology of Landscape is unusual in that it links two types of publishing which have remained distinct in archaeology: books with atmospheric photographs of monuments with a minimum of text and no interpretation and the academic text in which words provide a substitute for visual imagery. Attractively illustrated with many photographs and diagrams, it will appeal to anyone interested in prehistoric monuments and landscape as well as students and specialists in archaeology, anthropology and human geography
Ideology, power, and prehistory by Daniel Miller( Book )

24 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book starts from the premise that methodology - the procedures for obtaining an 'objective' knowledge of the past - has always dominated archaeology to the detriment of broader social theory. It argues that social theory is archaeological theory, and that past failure to recognise this has resulted in disembodied archaeological theory and weak disciplinary practice. Ideology, Power and Prehistory therefore seeks to reinstate the primacy of social theory and the social nature of the past worlds that archaeologists seek to understand. The contributors to this book argue that past peoples, the creators of the archaeological records, should be understood as actively manipulating their own material world to represent and misrepresent their own and others' interests. Thus the concepts of ideology and power, long discussed in social and political science yet largely ignored by archaeologists, must henceforward play a central role in our understanding of the past as a social creation. Archaeologists must now consider how the material remains they study were used to create images by past societies, which do not simply mirror or reflect but actively orientate the nature of these societies
Social theory and archaeology by Michael Shanks( Book )

24 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Material culture and text : the art of ambiguity by Christopher Y Tilley( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metaphor and material culture by Christopher Y Tilley( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides an innovative contribution to debates about the use of metaphor in the social sciences written by one of today's foremost archaeological theorists. Christopher Tilley combines theoretical interpretation with practical examples to show the significance of the concept of metaphor in the study and writing of material forms."--Jacket
Interpretative archaeology( Book )

14 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archaeology, most of us learned in school, consists in the painstaking digging up and sifting of relics from extinct cultures; hardly an exciting or indeed interesting activity - for most of us. Archaeologists and anthropologists, professional and otherwise, know better. In the buried structures and detritus of ancient cultures can be found a world of knowledge and insight - empirical and theoretical - into their cultures as well as our own. This fascinating volume brings these worlds to life, by integrating recent developments in anthropological and sociological theory with a series of detailed studies of prehistoric material culture. It is an exploration of the manner in which semiotic, hermeneutic, Marxist, and post-structuralist approaches radically alter our understanding of the past, and provides a series of innovative studies of key areas of interest to archaeologists and anthropologists
An ethnography of the Neolithic : early prehistoric societies in southern Scandinavia by Christopher Y Tilley( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neolithikum - Einzelfund - Siedlung
Interpreting landscapes : geologies, topographies, identities by Christopher Y Tilley( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book takes a new approach to writing about the past. Instead of studying the prehistory of Britain from Mesolithic to Iron Age times in terms of periods or artifact classifications, Tilley examines it through the lens of their geology and landscapes, asserting the fundamental significance of the bones of the land in the process of human occupation over the long durée. Granite uplands, rolling chalk downlands, sandstone moorlands, and pebbled hilltops each create their own potentialities and symbolic resources for human settlement and require forms of social engagement. Taking his finding
Post-glacial communities in the Cambridge region : some theoretical approaches to settlement and subsistence by Christopher Y Tilley( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Interpreting landscapes
Interpreting landscapesHandbook of material cultureThe materiality of stoneRe-constructing archaeology : theory and practiceStone worlds : narrative and reflexivity in landscape archaeologyReading material culture : structuralism, hermeneutics, and post-structuralismDomination and resistanceA phenomenology of landscape : places, paths, and monuments
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