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Historical Archaeologies of Capitalism

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ISBN-10: 0306460688

ISBN-13: 9780306460685

Edition: 1999

Authors: Mark P. Leone, Parker B. Potter

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American things, American material culture and American archaeology are the themes of this book. The authors use goods made or used in America to illuminate issues such as tenancy, racism, sexism, and regional bias.
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Book details

List price: $109.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 1/31/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Dr. Leone is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is interested in critical theory, as it applies to archaeology, and particularly, to historical archaeology. He has directed archaeology in Annapolis since 1981. Leone is committed to public interpretation of archaeology and is interested in exploring the relationship between public interpretation and the politics of archaeology.

Issues in a Historical Archaeology Devoted to Studying Capitalism
Setting Some Terms for Historical Archaeologies of Capitalism
Capitalism and Its Parts
The Role of Consciousness
Who Creates Consciousness for Whom?
Culture and Capitalism
How Do We Take Culture apart from Capitalism?
Commodities and an Active Role for Things
References
Where the Questions Come From
Why Should Historical Archaeologists Study Capitalism? The Logic of Question and Answer and the Challenge of Systemic Analysis
Introduction: Democratizing Forces
The Logic of Question and Answer
The Argument for Conjoint Uses of Evidence
Vertical and Horizontal Independence
Causal, Inferential, and Disciplinary Independence
Generalizing within the Instance: Cables and Tacking
Conclusions
References
Historical Archaeology and Identity in Modern America
Introduction
August, 1993
Down on the Farm
Out at the Craftsmen's Fair
And Back Again, to the Real World
Three Guides
Aronowitz: The Archaeology of Work, Labor, and Service
MacCannell: The Archaeology of Cannibalism
Miller: The Archaeology of Consumption
Two Case Studies
Annapolis: The Archaeology of Tourism
An Interlude: Vulgar Identity
New Hampshire: The Archaeology of "Mass Hysteria"
Conclusions
References
The Contested Commons: Archaeologies of Race, Repression, and Resistance in New York City
Introduction: The Commons and the African Burial Ground
The 1712 Rising: Coromantee, Christian, and White Identities
The "Great Negro Plot" of 1741
Pinkster Day, 1757: The Politics of Spectacle and and Cultural Property
The 1788 Petition and "Doctor's Riot"
Conclusion: Essentialism, Identity Politics, and the Anti-Racist Struggle
References
Integration Into Capitalism and Impoverishment
Ex Occidente Lux? An Archaeology of Later Capitalism in the Nineteenth-Century West
Introduction: Old Bearings, New Directions, and Sinclair Lewis
Capitalism from the West
Material Culture of Later Capitalism
Some Assembly Required: Material Patterning in Paradise Valley
Discussion
References
Archaeology and the Challenges of Capitalist Farm Tenancy in America
Introduction
Farm Tenancy as a Post-War, Southern Reality
Farm Tenancy in America
Historical Archaeology and American Farm Tenancy
A Brief Note on the Data Sets
Conclusions
References
"A Bold and Gorgeous Front": The Contradictions of African America and Consumer Culture
Introduction
Envisioning a Raceless Market: Brand-Name Consumption
Desire and African-American Consumption
Commodity-Specific Consumer Tactics
Ceramics and Market Circumvention
Surveillance and Black Consumption Caricatures
Fragments of Affluence: African-American Bric-a-Brac
The Contradictions of Capitalist Multivalence
References
Ceramics from Annapolis, Maryland: A Measure of Time Routines and Work Discipline
Introduction
Time Routines, Work Discipline, and Self-Surveillance
Colonial American Economics
Conclusions
References
Beyond North America
Historical, Archaeology, Capitalism
Introduction
Space
Time
Context
Material Culture
Politics
Conclusion: Beyond Capitalism
References
Index