Style, Society, and Person

Archaeological and Ethnological Perspectives

  • Christopher Carr
  • Jill E. Neitzel

Part of the Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology book series (IDCA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christopher Carr, Jill E. Neitzel
      Pages 3-20
  3. High-Level Theory on the Causes of Style

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-25
    2. Peter G. Roe
      Pages 27-76
    3. Jerome A. Voss, Robert L. Young
      Pages 77-99
    4. Dorothy K. Washburn
      Pages 101-122
    5. David P. Braun
      Pages 123-141
  4. Middle-Range Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-150
    2. Christopher Carr
      Pages 171-258
    3. John Pryor, Christopher Carr
      Pages 259-296
    4. Christopher Carr, Robert F. Maslowski
      Pages 297-343
    5. Beryl Rosenthal
      Pages 345-367
    6. Stephen Plog
      Pages 369-387
  5. Style in Complex Societies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 389-392
    2. Craig Morris
      Pages 419-433
  6. Postscript

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 435-435
    2. Christopher Carr, Jill E. Neitzel
      Pages 437-459
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 461-480

About this book


Style, Society, and Person integrates the diverse current and past understandings of the causes of style in material culture. It comprehensively surveys the many factors that cause style; reviews theories that address these factors; builds and tests a unifying framework for integrating the theories; and illustrates the framework with detailed analyses of archaeological and ethnographic data ranging from simple to complex societies. Archaeologists, sociocultural anthropologists, and educators will appreciate the unique unifying approach this book takes to developing style theory.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher Carr
    • 1
  • Jill E. Neitzel
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyArizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-1099-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-1097-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2722
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