Contemporary Archaeology in Theory: The New Pragmatism

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Robert W. Preucel, Stephen A. Mrozowski
John Wiley & Sons, Oct 4, 2011 - Social Science - 664 pages
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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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Contents

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10
Landscapes Spaces and Natures
51
Figures
70
From Physical to Social
77
turned to stone near Mann River
82
A Female Convict Settlement
92
roads paths orchards garbage middens and forest regrowth at various stages
113
Agency Meaning and Practice
129
Materiality Desire and Modernity in an Indonesian Society
347
Depositional Practices and Social Memory at Chaco
362
Public Memory and the Search for Power in American Historical Archaeology
385
ReRepresenting African Pasts through Historical Archaeology
404
Colonialism Empire and Nationalism
423
Archaeology and Nationalism in Spain
432
Vijayanagara and Historical Memory Vijayanagara
445
list of tables and figures
450

The Processual Unfolding of Technique
156
Structure and Practice in the Archaic Southeast
170
a sketch map of one suspected Archaic mound complex Insley
178
An Archaeological
191
Sexuality Embodiment and Personhood
217
An Anthropological Perspective from Africa
244
The Production of Adulthood
256
Sexual Politics and the Archaeology of Empire
265
Race Class and Ethnicity
281
The Politics of Ethnicity in Prehistoric Korea
290
The Interpretation
301
Some Opinions about Racialism and American Archaeology
311
Explorations of Class Formation and Conflict
325
Materiality Memory and Historical Silence
339
Imaginative Geography and a World Past
459
The Mahican and Schaghticoke Peoples and Us
470
Heritage Patrimony and Social Justice
491
The Globalization of Archaeology and Heritage
498
Terrorism Tourism and Heritage in the Archaeological Present
508
An Ethical Epistemology of Publicly Engaged Biocultural Research
525
Cultures of Contact Cultures of Conflict? Identity Construction Colonialist
534
Media Museums and Publics
551
Creating a Context for Survivance at the NMAI
558
Archaeological Images in Modern Advertising
571
Catalhoyuk as a Site of Conflict in
582
Copyrighting the Past? Emerging Intellectual Property Rights Issues in Archaeology
593
Index
618
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About the author (2011)

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).

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