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Image, Thought, and the Making of Social Worlds

Wengrow, David (Ed). (2022) Image, Thought, and the Making of Social Worlds. Freiburger Studien zur Archäologie und visuellen Kultur: Vol.3. Propylaeum: Heidelberg, Germany. Green open access

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Abstract

What is the status and role of image systems in human culture and history? This volume presents original studies examining the complex interplay between images, thought processes, and the making of social worlds from the pre-Columbian Americas to the ancient Mediterranean and early China. Moving beyond a notion of images as “merely illustrative” of propositions expressed in language or writing these studies draw insights from the civilisations of Amazonia, Oceania, and Central Africa to reveal the autonomy of image systems as intellectual devices in their own right, and their enduring role in the development of human societies across the traditional divide of “oral” and “literate” cultures.

Type: Book
Title: Image, Thought, and the Making of Social Worlds
ISBN: 3969290414
ISBN-13: 978-3-96929-041-5
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.11588/propylaeum.842
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.11588/propylaeum.842
Language: English
Additional information: © 2022 Dieses Werk ist unter der Creative Commons-Lizenz 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/).
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10149527
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