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Author Schaafsma, Polly.

Title Images and power : rock art and ethics / Polly Schaafsma.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Springer, [2013]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Internet  WORLD WIDE WEB E-BOOK SPRINGER    Downloadable
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations.
Series SpringerBriefs in anthropology and ethics, 2195-0806
SpringerBriefs in anthropology. Springerbriefs in anthropology and ethics.
Contents Ethics and Worldviews -- The Interpretation Game and Ways of Knowing the Past -- Robbing and Reinventing the Nonmaterial Past -- The Use and Reuse of Imagery: Ownership, Banning, and Commodification -- Discussion.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Images and Power: Rock Art and Ethics addresses the distinctive ways in which ethical considerations pertain to rock art research within the larger context of the archaeological ethical debate. Marks on stone, with their social and religious implications, give rise to distinctive ethical concerns within the scholarly enterprise as different perceptions between scholars and Native Americans are encountered in regard to worldviews, concepts of space, time, and in the interpretation of the imagery itself. This discourse addresses issues such as the conflicting paradigms of oral traditions and archaeological veracity, differing ideas about landscapes in which rock art occurs, the intrusion of desired knowledgeʺ, and how the past may be robbed by changing interpretations and values on both sides. Case studies are presented in regard to shamanism and war-related imagery. Also addressed are issues surrounding questions of art, aesthetics, and appropriation of imagery by outsiders. Overall, this discourse attempts to clarify points of contention between Euro-American scholars and Native Americans so that we can better recognize the origins of differences and thus promote better mutual understanding in these endeavors.
Note GMD: electronic resource.
Subject Anthropology, Cultural -- ethics.
Paintings -- ethics.
Anthropological ethics.
Rock paintings -- Moral and ethical aspects.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Ethics
Ethische aspecten. (NL-LeOCL)078500214
Indexed Term Social sciences.
Cultural Heritage.
Other Form: Printed edition: 9781461458210
ISBN 9781461458227 (electronic bk.)
1461458226 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.1007/978-1-4614-5822-7 doi
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