General Approach

  • Almudena Hernando
Chapter

Abstract

The introduction lays the groundwork for the main issues the book will be dealing with and clarifies the author’s motivation and viewpoint, emphasizing that the focus will be on what people actually do rather than what they think or say they do. As an archaeologist, the author has had the opportunity to confirm time, and again that forms of human behavior that are not consciously acknowledged may nevertheless leave traces in material culture (in objects or clothes, for instance). Seen from this standpoint, men and women’s actions—from the remote past to the present times—appear under a new light: certain processes are revealed that are often concealed or distorted in the self-accounts that ultimately provide the basis for the writing of history. This book focuses precisely on those unacknowledged yet fundamental processes.

Keywords

Patriarchy Theory of complexity Fractal theory Reason-emotion relationship Identity construction’s mechanisms 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Almudena Hernando
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  1. 1.Departamento de PrehistoriaUniversidad Complutense MadridMadridSpain

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