Re-Constructing Archaeology Theory and Practice
Edition: 2nd 1992 (Revised)
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Description: How should we view the archaeological past? How can we come to understand it and what procedures are suitable for constructing archaeological knowledge? What is the goal of archaeology?Reconstructing Archaeologytackles these issues with wit and vigor, challenging the disciplinary practices of both traditional and "new" archaeology and presenting a radical alternative--a critically self-conscious archaeology and a social archaeology that appreciates artifacts not merely as objects of analysis but as part of a social world of past and present that is charged with meaning. Reconstructing Archaeologyranges widely across social and philosophical literature, from philosophy of science to hermeneutics, structuralism to poststructuralism and Marxism. Its concerns, however, are not simply theoretical. Rather, the authors attempt to bridge the rift between theoretical argument and practical research, be it excavation, artifact analysis or the relationship betweenprofessional archaeologists and the public. WhenReconstructing Archaeologywas first published, it provoked a storm of controversy on both sides of the Atlantic. This second edition provides an updated preface and appendix, in which Michael Shanks and Christopher Tilley further develop their arguments, responding to their most vocal critics.
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List price: $48.95
Copyright year: 1992
Publication date: 2/19/1993
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
|List of illustrations|
|Preface to the second edition|
|Issues in Archaeological Theory and Practice: Critique and Development|
|The present past|
|Positivism and the 'new archaeology'|
|Facts and values in archaeology|
|Presenting the past: towards a redemptive aesthetic for the museum|
|Perspectives for a Social Archaeology|
|Hermeneutics, dialectics and archaeology|
|Social archaeology: the object of study|
|Material Culture and Social Practices|
|Style and ideology|
|Social values, social constraints and material culture: the design of contemporary beer cans|
|Archaeological theory and practice today|
|Appendix: Archaeology into the 1990s|