Posted by: Johan Normark | October 5, 2011

Quote of the day: Deleuze and Guattari on archaeology

“one marvels at the bizarre indifference that ethnology manifests for archaeology” (p 429)

Indeed. Archaeologists make use of ethnology, anthropology, geology, astronomy, etc. The love is not mutual. Few philosophers deal with archaeology and Deleuze and Guattari’s A Thousand Plateaus must be one of the few exceptions. In the book they mention André Leroi-Gourhan and Gordon Childe. More recently, in his latest book Manuel DeLanda refers to Zahi Hawass (yes, that is true) and Kristian Kristiansen, professor at my own department here in Göteborg.

Deleuze, G. & Guattari, F. 1987. A Thousand Plateaus.


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