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Ethnographic Archaeologies Reflections on Stakeholders and Archaeological Practices

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ISBN-10: 0759111359

ISBN-13: 9780759111356

Edition: 2008

Authors: Quetzil E. Casta�eda, Christopher N. Matthews, Richard Handler, Julie Hollowell, Mark P. Leone

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Ethnographic archaeology has emerged as a form of inquiry into archaeological dilemmas that arise as scholars question older, more positivistic paradigms. Ethnographic Archaeologies describes diverse methods, objectives, and rationalities currently employed in the making of engaged and collaborative archaeological research. The contributors to this volume, for example, understand ethnographic archaeology variously as a means of critical engagement with heritage stakeholders, as the basis of public policy debates, as a critical archaeological study of ethnic groups, as the study of what archaeology actually does (as opposed to what researchers often think it is doing) in excavations and…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 2/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Introduction: Ethnography and the Social Construction of Archaeology
The "Ethnographic Turn" in Archaeology: Research Positioning and Reflexivity in Ethnographic Archaeologies
A Critical Assessment of Ethnography in Archaeology
A Dangerously Elusive Method: Disciplines, Histories, and the Limits of Reflexivity
The Foundations of Archaeology
The Pageantry of Archaeology
The Location of Archaeology
Real People or Reconstructed People? Ethnocritical Archaeology, Ethnography, and Community Building
About the Contributors