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An archaeology of innovationApproaching social and technological change in human society$
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Catherine J. Frieman

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781526132642

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.7765/9781526132659

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Introduction: Loomings

Introduction: Loomings

(p.1) Introduction: Loomings
An archaeology of innovation

Catherine J. Frieman

Manchester University Press

This chapter introduces the volume and sets out its aims. It introduces the concept of bricolage: an archaeological approach to meaning-making that juxtaposes diverse data and bodies of theory to develop narratives for understanding complex and fragmented assemblages. A preliminary definition of innovation is presented, and the structure of the book is explained.

Keywords:   bricolage, social archaeology, innovation, feminist methodologies

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