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).
"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.