Phenomenological approaches in landscape archaeology

Matthew H. Johnson*

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Abstract

This review explores why phenomenology has been such a popular theme in landscape archaeology in the last two decades-mdash-and why it has also provoked anger and controversy. The article concentrates less on the philosophical essence of phenomenological traditions than on their practical applications and context, particularly within British landscape archaeology. Criticisms of phenomenological approaches are reviewed and suggestions for future research made. The review concludes that research into landscape and human subjectivity will continue to be a strong research theme, whether or not such work explicitly derives its theoretical approach from phenomenology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)269-284
Number of pages16
JournalAnnual Review of Anthropology
Volume41
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2012

Keywords

  • experience
  • interpretation
  • materiality
  • subjectivity
  • theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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