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The social Qualia of Kuml. An exploration of the iconicity of rune-stones with Kuml inscriptions from the Scandinavian Late Viking Age

The social Qualia of Kuml. An exploration of the iconicity of rune-stones with Kuml inscriptions from the Scandinavian Late Viking Age
The social Qualia of Kuml. An exploration of the iconicity of rune-stones with Kuml inscriptions from the Scandinavian Late Viking Age
This article discusses qualitative experiences (qualia) of Scandinavian Late Viking Age rune-stones from a semiotically theorized perspective. Rune-stones with kuml inscriptions receive particular attention. Despite the fact that kuml referred to different material entities, such as rune-stone, other standing stones, and/or grave, it is suggested that they resembled one another on iconic grounds. The quality associated with the multiple qualia was a sensation of safety that resulted in shared experiences that had positive social values. The article demonstrates that the semiotics of Peirce can be of great value to archaeologists who want to delve deeper into the social analysis of things.
rune-stones, kuml, qualitive experiences, qualia, peirce, semiotics, munn, body
1102-7355
73-94
Back Danielsson, Ing-Marie
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Back Danielsson, Ing-Marie
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Back Danielsson, Ing-Marie (2016) The social Qualia of Kuml. An exploration of the iconicity of rune-stones with Kuml inscriptions from the Scandinavian Late Viking Age. Current Swedish Archaeology, 23, 73-94.

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This article discusses qualitative experiences (qualia) of Scandinavian Late Viking Age rune-stones from a semiotically theorized perspective. Rune-stones with kuml inscriptions receive particular attention. Despite the fact that kuml referred to different material entities, such as rune-stone, other standing stones, and/or grave, it is suggested that they resembled one another on iconic grounds. The quality associated with the multiple qualia was a sensation of safety that resulted in shared experiences that had positive social values. The article demonstrates that the semiotics of Peirce can be of great value to archaeologists who want to delve deeper into the social analysis of things.

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Published date: 15 February 2016
Keywords: rune-stones, kuml, qualitive experiences, qualia, peirce, semiotics, munn, body
Organisations: Archaeology

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Local EPrints ID: 386760
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/386760
ISSN: 1102-7355
PURE UUID: ad3525b3-7087-44c6-bfc7-56801443abcc

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Date deposited: 15 Feb 2016 13:36
Last modified: 14 Apr 2020 16:33

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Author: Ing-Marie Back Danielsson

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