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    Stonehenge: Making Space (Materializing Culture (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Barbara Bender

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    DescriptionThis book is an imaginative exploration of a place that has fascinated, intrigued and perplexed visitors for centuries. Instead of seeing Stonehenge as an isolated site, the author sets the stones within a wider landscape and explores how use and meaning have changed from prehistoric times right through to the present. Throughout the millennia, the Stonehenge landscape has been used and re-used, invested with new meanings, and has given rise to myths and stories. The author creatively explores how the landscape has been appropriated and contested, and invokes the debates and experiences of people who have very different and often conflicting experiences of the same place. Today, heritage managers, archaeologists, local people, free festivallers, and druids come to the place with entirely different understandings and agendas. The book demonstrates that the creation of spaces and places for people to express divergent viewpoints is powerfully constrained by social and political forces that allow some voices to be heard while others are marginalized. With dialogues and illustrations that range from the conventional to the cartoon strip, this multi-vocal book not only presents a wide range of views in an innovative way, but provides important new insights on how people shape and are shaped by landscape.


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    Title
    Stonehenge
    Subtitle
    Making Space
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Barbara Bender
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781859739082
    ISBN 10: 1859739083
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, JFC, HBLA, HDD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.6
    DC21: 936.2319
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKEWW
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, ARC008000, ARC005000
    DC22: 936.2319, 936.2/319
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: 98217938, DA142 .B44 1998
    Thema V1.0: NHD, JBCC, NHC, NKD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU-GB-EWW
    Edition statement
    First.
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Berg Publishers
    Publication date
    01 August 1999
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Barbara Bender Professor in Heritage Anthropology,University College London
    Review quote
    '... a book that will enrage some and delight others: it is a milestone in writing about the past in the present.'Julian Thomas, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute'A book for reading everywhere and for scribbling in (it even has a page to write notes and comments) ... Written by the foremost woman prehistorian in Britain, some will hate [it] and others will love it ... a very enjoyable book written in an enticing and stimulating format.'Antiquity'... unusually insightful and a very refreshing reading experience too ... written with equal amounts of wit and intellectual commitment. In sum, a must for those who are keen followers of the current events around Stonehenge.'Cornelius Holtorf, American Journal of Archaeology'Bender has altered the tack of the sociological account through dialogue, explanation and interpretation. However, after bombarding the intellect, social perspective and senses (both political and economic) of the reader, as the climax of (th