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Companion to Social Archaeology

Companion to Social Archaeology

Lynn Meskell (Editor), Robert W. Preucel (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-69286-8

Apr 2008

448 pages

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$88.99

Description

The Companion to Social Archaeology is the first scholarly work to explore the encounter of social theory and archaeology over the past two decades.

  • Grouped into four sections - Knowledges, Identities, Places, and Politics - each of which is prefaced with a review essay that contextualizes the history and developments in social archaeology and related fields.
  • Draws together newer trends that are challenging established ways of understanding the past.
  • Includes contributions by leading scholars who instigated major theoretical trends.
List of Figures.

Notes on Contributors.

Part I: Knowledges:.

1. The “Social” in Archaeological Theory: An Historical and Contemporary Perspective: Ian Hodder (Standford University).

2. Cross-Cultural Comparison and Archaeological Theory: Bruce G. Trigger (McGill University).

3. Social Archaeology and Marxist Social Thought: Thomas C. Patterson (University of California, Riverside).

4. Embodied Subjectivity: Gender, Femininity, Masculinity, Sexuality: Rosemary A. Joyce (University of California, Berkeley).

5. Social Archaeology and Origins Research: A Paleolithic Perspective: Clive Gamble and Erica Gittins (Both at the University of Southampton).

Part II: Identities:.

6. Archaeology and the Life Course: A Time and Age for Gender: Roberta Gilchrist (University of Reading).

7. The Past and Foreign Countries: Colonial and Post-Colonial Archaeology and Anthropology: Chris Gosden (Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford).

8. Material Culture: Current Problems: Victor Buchli (University College, London).

9. Ideology, Power, and Capitalism: The Historical Archaeology of Consumption: Paul R. Mullins (Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis).

Part III: Places:.

10. Space, Spatiality, and Archaeology: Emma Blake (Stanford University).

11. Social Archaeologies of Landscape: Wendy Ashmore (University of California, Riverside).

12. Living and Working at Home: The Social Archaeology of Household Production and Social Relations: Julia A. Hendon (Gettysburg College).

13. Diaspora and Identity in Archaeology: Moving beyond the Black Atlantic: Ian Lilley (University of Queensland).

Part IV: Politics:.

14. The Political Economy of Archaeological Practice and the Production of Heritage in the Middle East: Reinhard.

Bernbeck and Susan Pollock (Both at: State University of New York, Binghamton).

15. Latin American Archaeology: From Colonialism To Globalization: Gustavo Politis (CONICET-UNCPBA, Argentina) and José Antonio Perez Gollán (CONICET-Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina).

16. Contested Pasts: Archaeology and Native Americans: Randall H. McGuire (Binghamton University).

17. Identity, Modernity, and Archaeology: The Case of Japan: Koji Mizoguchi (Kyushu University, Japan).

Index

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""In this archaeological pilgrimage A Companion to Social Archaeology has been a well-met companion on the road."" Australian Archaeology


  • A collection of original essays tracing the origins of archaeology’s encounter with social theory since the 1980s.
  • Grouped into four sections - Knowledges, Identities, Places, and Politics - each of which is prefaced with a review essay that contextualizes the history and developments in social archaeology and related fields.
  • Draws together newer trends that are challenging established ways of understanding the past.
  • Includes contributions by leading scholars who instigated major theoretical trends.