The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World (Oxford Handbooks)

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World (Oxford Handbooks)

By: Angela Piccini (editor), Paul Graves- (editor), Rodney Harriso (editor)Hardback

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It has been clear for many years that the ways in which archaeology is practised have been a direct product of a particular set of social, cultural, and historical circumstances - archaeology is always carried out in the present. More recently, however, many have begun to consider how archaeological techniques might be used to reflect more directly on the contemporary world itself: how we might undertake archaeologies of, as well as in the present. This Handbook is the first comprehensive survey of an exciting and rapidly expanding sub-field and provides an authoritative overview of the newly emerging focus on the archaeology of the present and recent past. In addition to detailed archaeological case studies, it includes essays by scholars working on the relationships of different disciplines to the archaeology of the contemporary world, including anthropology, psychology, philosophy, historical geography, science and technology studies, communications and media, ethnoarchaeology, forensic archaeology, sociology, film, performance, and contemporary art. This volume seeks to explore the boundaries of an emerging sub-discipline, to develop a tool-kit of concepts and methods which are applicable to this new field, and to suggest important future trajectories for research. It makes a significant intervention by drawing together scholars working on a broad range of themes, approaches, methods, and case studies from diverse contexts in different parts of the world, which have not previously been considered collectively.

About Author

Paul Graves-Brown is an Honorary Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. In addition to the edited volume Matter, Materiality and Modern Culture (2000), he has published widely on topics as diverse as the Sex Pistols and the Kalashnikov AK47. Rodney Harrison is a Reader in Archaeology, Heritage and Museum Studies at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. He is currently Chair of the Contemporary and Historical Archaeology in Theory (CHAT) Group. He is the author (with John Schofield) of After Modernity: Archaeological Approaches to the Contemporary Past (OUP, 2010), and founding editor of the Journal of Contemporary Archaeology. Angela Piccini is a Senior Lecturer in Screen Media at the School of Arts, University of Bristol. She co-founded the Contemporary and Historical Archaeology in Theory (CHAT) Group with Dan Hicks, and sits on the Committee for Audio-Visual Scholarship and Practice in Archaeology (CASPAR). She publishes on place, materiality, and screen media.

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS; LIST OF FIGURES; INTRODUCTION; PART 1: CROSS-DISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES; PART 2: RECURRENT THEMES; PART 3: MOBILITIES, SPACE, PLACE; PART 4: MEDIA AND MUTABILITIES; PART 5: THINGS AND CONNECTIVITIES; INDEX

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780199602001
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 864
  • ID: 9780199602001
  • weight: 2010
  • ISBN10: 019960200X

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