Contemporary Archaeology in Theory: The New Pragmatism (2nd Revised edition)

Contemporary Archaeology in Theory: The New Pragmatism (2nd Revised edition)

By: Stephen A. Mrozowski (editor), Robert W. Preucel (editor)Hardback

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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

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Robert W. Preucel is Professor and Chair of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, Gregory Annenberg Weingarten Curator of the American Section at the University Museum, and Director of the Penn Center for Native American Studies. His most recent book is Archaeological Semiotics (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009 in paper).

Stephen A. Mrozowski is the founding director of the Andrew Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where he also serves as Chair of the Department of Anthropology. He has published more than sixty scholarly articles and monographs and is the author of The Archaeology of Class in Urban America (2006).


List of Tables and Figures x

List of Contributors xiii

Preface xv

Acknowledgments xvii

Part I The New Pragmatism 1

Part II Landscapes, Spaces, and Natures 51

1 The Temporality of the Landscape 59 Tim Ingold

2 Identifying Ancient Sacred Landscapes in Australia: From Physical to Social 77 Paul S. C. Tacon

3 Landscapes of Punishment and Resistance: A Female Convict Settlement in Tasmania, Australia 92 Eleanor Conlin Casella

4 Amazonia: The Historical Ecology of a Domesticated Landscape 104 Clark L. Erickson

Part III Agency, Meaning, and Practice 129

5 Practice and History in Archaeology: An Emerging Paradigm 137 Timothy R. Pauketat

6 Technology's Links and Cha nes: The Processual Unfolding of Technique and Technician 156 Marcia-Anne Dobres

7 Structure and Practice in the Archaic Southeast 170 Kenneth E. Sassaman

8 Daily Practice and Material Culture in Pluralistic Social Settings: An Archaeological Study of Culture Change and Persistence from Fort Ross, California 191 Kent G. Lightfoot, Antoinette Martinez, and Ann M. Schiff

Part IV Sexuality, Embodiment, and Personhood 217

9 Good Science, Bad Science, or Science as Usual? Feminist Critiques of Science 226 Alison Wylie

10 On Personhood: An Anthropological Perspective from Africa 244 John L. Comaroff and Jean Comaroff

11 Girling the Girl and Boying the Boy: The Production of Adulthood in Ancient Mesoamerica 256 Rosemary A. Joyce

12 Domesticating Imperialism: Sexual Politics and the Archaeology of Empire 265 Barbara L. Voss

Part V Race, Class, and Ethnicity 281

13 The Politics of Ethnicity in Prehistoric Korea 290 Sarah M. Nelson

14 Historical Categories and the Praxis of Identity: The Interpretation of Ethnicity in Historical Archaeology 301 Sian Jones

15 Beyond Racism: Some Opinions about Racialism and American Archaeology 311 Roger Echo-Hawk and Larry J. Zimmerman

16 A Class All Its Own: Explorations of Class Formation and Conflict 325 LouAnn Wurst

Part VI Materiality, Memory, and Historical Silence 339

17 Money Is No Object: Materiality, Desire, and Modernity in an Indonesian Society 347 Webb Keane

18 Remembering while Forgetting: Depositional Practices and Social Memory at Chaco 362 Barbara J. Mills

19 Public Memory and the Search for Power in American Historical Archaeology 385 Paul A. Shackel

20 Re-Representing African Pasts through Historical Archaeology 404 Peter R. Schmidt and Jonathan R. Walz

Part VII Colonialism, Empire, and Nationalism 423

21 Archaeology and Nationalism in Spain 432 Margarita D 'az-Andreu

22 Echoes of Empire: Vijayanagara and Historical Memory, Vijayanagara as Historical Memory 445 Carla M. Sinopoli

23 Conjuring Mesopotamia: Imaginative Geography and a World Past 459 Zainab Bahrani

24 Confronting Colonialism: The Mahican and Schaghticoke Peoples and Us 470 Russell G. Handsman and Trudie Lamb Richmond

Part VIII Heritage, Patrimony, and Social Justice 491

25 The Globalization of Archaeology and Heritage A Discussion with Arjun Appadurai 498

26 Sites of Violence: Terrorism, Tourism, and Heritage in the Archaeological Present 508 Lynn Meskell

27 An Ethical Epistemology of Publicly Engaged Biocultural Research 525 Michael L. Blakey

28 Cultures of Contact, Cultures of Conflict? Identity Construction, Colonialist Discourse, and the Ethics of Archaeological Practice in Northern Ireland 534 Audrey Horning

Part IX Media, Museums, and Publics 551

29 No Sense of the Struggle: Creating a Context for Survivance at the NMAI 558 Sonya Atalay

30 The Past as Commodity: Archaeological Images in Modern Advertising 571 Lauren E. Talalay

31 The Past as Passion and Play: Catalhoyuk as a Site of Conflict in the Construction of Multiple Pasts 582 Ian Hodder

32 Copyrighting the Past? Emerging Intellectual Property Rights Issues in Archaeology 593 George P. Nicholas and Kelly P. Bannister

Index 618

Product Details

  • publication date: 13/04/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781405158329
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 664
  • ID: 9781405158329
  • weight: 1296
  • ISBN10: 1405158328
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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