Contemporary Archaeology in Theory The New Pragmatism

ISBN-10: 1405158530
ISBN-13: 9781405158534
Edition: 2nd 2010
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 658
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

The second edition of Contemporary Archaeology in Theory: The New Pragmatism, has been thoroughly updated and revised, and features top scholars who redefine the theoretical and political agendas of the field, and challenge the usual distinctions between time, space, processes, and people. Defines the relevance of archaeology and the social sciences more generally to the modern world Challenges the traditional boundaries between prehistoric and historical archaeologies Discusses how archaeology articulates such contemporary topics and issues as landscape and natures; agency, meaning and practice; sexuality, embodiment and personhood; race, class, and ethnicity; materiality, memory, and historical silence; colonialism, nationalism, and empire; heritage, patrimony, and social justice; media, museums, and publics Examines the influence of American pragmatism on archaeology Offers 32 new chapters by leading archaeologists and cultural anthropologists

List of Tables and Figures
List of Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgments
The New Pragmatism
Landscapes, Spaces, and Natures
The Temporality of the Landscape
Identifying Ancient Sacred Landscapes in Australia: From Physical to Social
Landscapes of Punishment and Resistance: A Female Convict Settlement in Tasmania, Australia
Amazonia: The Historical Ecology of a Domesticated Landscape
Agency, Meaning, and Practice
Practice and History in Archaeology: An Emerging Paradigm
Technology's Links and Cha�nes: The Processual Unfolding of Technique and Technician
Structure and Practice in the Archaic Southeast
Daily Practice and Material Culture in Pluralistic Social Settings: An Archaeological Study of Culture Change and Persistence from Fort Ross, California
Sexuality, Embodiment, and Personhood
Good Science, Bad Science, or Science as Usual? Feminist Critiques of Science
On Personhood: An Anthropological Perspective from Africa
Girling the Girl and Boying the Boy: The Production of Adulthood in Ancient Mesoamerica
Domesticating Imperialism: Sexual Politics and the Archaeology of Empire
Race, Class, and Ethnicity
The Politics of Ethnicity in Prehistoric Korea
Historical Categories and the Praxis of Identity: The Interpretation of Ethnicity in Historical Archaeology
Beyond Racism: Some Opinions about Racialism and American Archaeology
A Class All Its Own: Explorations of Class Formation and Conflict
Materiality, Memory, and Historical Silence
Money Is No Object: Materiality, Desire, and Modernity in an Indonesian Society
Remembering while Forgetting: Depositional Practices and Social Memory at Chaco
Public Memory and the Search for Power in American Historical Archaeology
Re-Representing African Pasts through Historical Archaeology
Colonialism, Empire, and Nationalism
Archaeology and Nationalism in Spain
Echoes of Empire: Vijayanagara and Historical Memory, Vijayanagara as Historical Memory
Conjuring Mesopotamia: Imaginative Geography and a World Past
Confronting Colonialism: The Mahican and Schaghticoke Peoples and Us
Heritage, Patrimony, and Social Justice
The Globalization of Archaeology and Heritage A Discussion with
Sites of Violence: Terrorism, Tourism, and Heritage in the Archaeological Present
An Ethical Epistemology of Publicly Engaged Biocultural Research
Cultures of Contact, Cultures of Conflict? Identity Construction, Colonialist Discourse, and the Ethics of Archaeological Practice in Northern Ireland
Media, Museums, and Publics
No Sense of the Struggle: Creating a Context for Survivance at the NMAI
The Past as Commodity: Archaeological Images in Modern Advertising
The Past as Passion and Play: �atalh�y�k as a Site of Conflict in the Construction of Multiple Pasts
Copyrighting the Past? Emerging Intellectual Property Rights Issues in Archaeology
Index

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