International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Signification of Objects in the Context of a Critical Examination of Technological Civilization: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Dr. Charalampos D. Kokkinos

Although the human-made environment is actively present, the limits of its relation to the broader social evolution may not be clear. In this article I shall attempt to describe some aspects of the dynamics of the human-made heritage of objects, as it has been formed by the changes in the way we perceive of material evidence in modern society. My aim is to pinpoint some critical aspects that highlight the expansion of the ‘cultural state’ and the change in our beliefs concerning the role of human intervention in the management of the past. I argue that today a critical examination of the technological civilization requires an interdisciplinary approach based on the interpretation of the social dimension of human-made heritage of objects.

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