Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology, Vol 21, No 2 (2008)

Negotiating Colonial Encounters: Hybrid Practices and Consumption in Eastern Iberia (8th–6th centuries BC)

Jaime Vives-Ferrándiz
Issued Date: 16 Jan 2009


Patterns of interaction between Phoenicians and indigenous communities in eastern Iberia between the
8th–6th centuries BC are examined through a study of social practices. Two contexts of interactions
are identified according to the way colonial situations were developed. The contributions of all groups
involved in the creation of new cultural forms, hybrid practices and, above all, the way in which material
culture can illustrate the local system of significances and their transformation, will be evaluated in
accordance with postcolonial theoretical perspectives. Moreover, I focus my analysis on the exchanges
as evidence of the commercial nature of the colonial encounter, and the associated consumption patterns
as a significant expression of social practices.

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DOI: 10.1558/jmea.v21i2.241


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