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The immanency of the intangible image: thoughts with neolithic expression at Loughcrew

Cochrane, Andrew 2012. The immanency of the intangible image: thoughts with neolithic expression at Loughcrew. In: Back Danielsson, Ing-Marie, Fahlander, Fredrik and Sjöstrand, Ylva eds. Encountering Imagery: Materialities, Perceptions, Relations, Stockholm Studies in Archaeology, vol. 57. Stockholm: Stockholm University, pp. 133-160.
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The power of images has played a fundamental role in the projects of both modernity and archaeology. Since the seventeenth century the past has been understood by the politics of display and visual documentation. Archaeological practice has progressed with modern visual technologies and scientific revolutions, creating standardised media. This has, however, created a situation whereby representational understandings of all things in the past dominate – to end with a representational interpretation is understandable, to begin with one is problematic. Such practices are most prevalent in accounts of motifs and passage tombs in Ireland. This paper moves beyond mere representation and the idea that things are passive, and instead offers a narrative of the Loughcrew complex, that is more collaborative and dynamic.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Publisher: Stockholm University
ISBN: 9789197825795
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 05:25

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