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Palaeolithic Libido

In Arkeologi, Vitenskap on januar 26, 2011 at 3:13 am

‘Archaeology should always seek to extend the domain of their discipline’. This sentence sums up the oldest and most prominent dogmatism in archaeology. One way has been to combine archaeological and evolutionary ideas enabling new interpretations of the past. Unfortunately, recent attempts at this have forgotten its roots; have we forgotten about Freud?

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The Queer Science

In Arkeologi, Vitenskap on januar 21, 2011 at 12:13 am

It all started in the year 1870. By publishing his article on sexual senses, C. Westphal had introduced the world to the homosexual. Sex between individuals of the same gender was no longer a phenomenon belonging to sodomy. Rather, homosexuality was now part of the human species. But just like everything else, the study of homosexuality in the 20th century was mainly focused on men. But in 1991, the queer science was born.

Michel Foucault

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Attacking Kant: a symmetrical case of asymmetry

In Arkeologi, Filosofi on desember 15, 2010 at 5:44 pm

In a relatively recent article on the subject of a possibility of a symmetrical archaeology, a fierce attack is made on the infamous philosopher Immanuel Kant (Olsen 2007).


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Archaeology: will this be the last turn?

In Arkeologi on desember 13, 2010 at 12:57 am

Within the field of archaeology there have been at least since the early 1980’s important, and sometimes fierce theoretical debates. Even though the following concepts are now passé, the discussions have revolved around two theoretical camps: the processualists and the post-processualists, with a historical dividing line somewhere around 1980. According to Bjørnar Olsen (2007), looking at this in retrospect, the battlefield of the 1980- and 90’s was actually a war between the two ontological ends of the modernist metaphysics: nature and society (or subjectivity and objectivity). (You know there will be blood when you throw Hempelian positivism and Barthesian semiotics together in the ring!)

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Three ontologies of cartography

In Arkeologi, Filosofi, Litteratur on desember 11, 2010 at 12:51 pm

Within the world of philosophy and social theory during the last years there had been a number of instances where reference have been made to the practice of cartography. Why is this?

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