Contemporary Archaeology in Theory: The New Pragmatism - eBook
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Publication Date: 2011
Series: Wiley Desktop Editions
- 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
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).