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The performative construction of identity in the Shang and Zhou dynasties

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Judith Butler’s theory of performativity can be productively used to analyse how identity at burial would have been created, sustained and rendered coherent through extended periods of time. Moreover, Heideggerean phenomenology offers us insights into the mechanism underlying the process of performing an identity. Using mortuary data from Shang and Zhou burials, I offer (a) an analysis of how the identity of the deceased might have been (re)constructed and (re)produced through structured buri...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Archaeology,School of - Archaeology,Institute of
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Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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Oxford University, UK
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uuid:574e9a33-55d8-4d30-ba34-feae0ef9cdf2
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ora:5548
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English
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