Social Construction of the Past: Representation as Power

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Psychology Press, 1994 - Social Science - 232 pages
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"Social Construction of the Past examines labour, race and gender and its relationship to power and class. It includes chapters on a broad range of topics, from the role of intellectuals in restructuring a non-apartheid South Africa, to Haitian working-class women using sexuality to resist domination. It should be essential reading for academics and students from a whole range of different social and intellectual backgrounds, including anthropology, archaeology, history, comparative literature, political science and sociology."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  

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I entirely agree with your comments about my book. Sadly it fell into the hands of an editor and lost the greater part of its social commentary. As it was commissioned by Murray and Roberts, the editor felt I had put in too much that was 'negative'. She also added some fairly misleading 'positive' pieces. Sad really.
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Contents

Ethnicity and representation
25
Sexual politics and the mediation of class gender and race
44
Social relations and mediation of sexuality
51
blacks in Colombia
59
Race mixture and the ideology of lo mestizo
65
Conclusion
71
From Chateaubriand to Sting
79
Notes
86
Archaeology and the postmodern
139
Gender division of labour in the construction of archaeological
144
symbol and history in the case
154
Making historical facts
160
archaeology and politics
167
Architecture and art
175
Conclusion
181
the multivocality
185

European hegemony
119
Models of Greek history and anthropology
125
Identity and categories of the person
131
Intellectuals in South Africa and the reconstructive agenda
203
Index
224
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Bond is professor of anthropology and education at Teachers College Columbia University and is a member of the Council of the International African Institute.

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