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Gaming in Mohenjo-daro – an Archaeology of Unities


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Title: Gaming in Mohenjo-daro – an Archaeology of Unities
Authors: Rogersdotter, Elke
Issue Date: 12-Jan-2011
University: Göteborgs universitet. Humanistiska fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Arts
Institution: Department of Historical Studies ; Institutionen för historiska studier
Date of Defence: 2011-02-05
Disputation: Lördagen den 5 februari 2011, kl 13.00, Lilla Hörsalen, Humanisten, Renströmsgatan 6, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: GOTARC B
55
Keywords: Mohenjo-daro
Indus Valley
Bronze Age
Pakistan
play
gaming
play spectra
grounded theory
form and content
Simmel
abduction
logical types
autonomously working systems
Bateson
systems of representation
symbolic capital
deconstruction
nanoarchaeology
reflexive archaeology
Abstract: The main question of this thesis concerns the possibility of illuminating the presence and impact of the irrational element that is play in an ancient societal structure. With this question as a lodestar, the investigation has come to concern the development of an alternative way of work that can manage to embrace the positively loaded, ‘fun’ dimension of play. The view of fragmented archaeological remains as autonomously working unities has been of central importance for this mode of procedure... more
ISBN: 978-91-85245-46-1
ISSN: 0282-6860
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/24042
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