publication . Article . 2006

Freud and Volkan: Psychoanalysis, Group Identities and Archaeology

Ian Russell;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2006
  • Country: Ireland
Abstract
<jats:p>Social groupings create material cultures and material objects reflect and maintain group identities. The author explores the role of psychoanalysis in examining and explaining the origins and the need for these identities — and their material symbols — in the mind. He then shows that modern archaeology itself needs psychoanalysing: as a purveyor of culture, it is in the business of creating or reinforcing modern identities.</jats:p>
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free text keywords: Archaeological theory, Psychoanalysis, Symbolic archaeology, Social organisation, Heritage, General Arts and Humanities, Archaeology, Sociology, Anthropology, Archaeology, Psychoanalysis, Social organisation, Archaeological theory
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