PDF Carl Knappett ☆ Material Agency: Towards a Non-Anthropocentric Approach ☆

Thus far an 'agent' in the social sciences has always meant someone whose actions bring about change In this volume the editors challenge this position and examine the possibility that agency is not a solely human property Instead this collection of archaeologists anthropologists sociologists and other social scientists explores the symbiotic relationships between humans and material entities a key opening a door a speed bump raising a car as they engage with one another


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