Archaeologies of the Contemporary Past

Archaeologies of the Contemporary Past

by Victor Buchli, Gavin Lucas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415232783

ISBN-13: 9780415232784

Pub. Date: 03/07/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Archaeologies of the Contemporary Past turns what is usually seen as a method for investigating the distant past onto the present. In doing so, it reveals fresh ways of looking both at ourselves and modern society as well as the discipline of archaeology.
This volume represents the most recent research in this area and examines a variety of contexts

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Overview

Archaeologies of the Contemporary Past turns what is usually seen as a method for investigating the distant past onto the present. In doing so, it reveals fresh ways of looking both at ourselves and modern society as well as the discipline of archaeology.
This volume represents the most recent research in this area and examines a variety of contexts including:
•Art Deco
•landfills
•miner strikes
•college fraternities
•an abandoned council house.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415232784
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/07/2001
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Figures
Contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1The absent present: archaeologies of the contemporary past3
Pt. IProduction and consumption19
2Models of production and consumption21
3Beyond consumption: toward an archaeology of consumerism26
4Archaeology as the design history of the everyday51
5Integrated archaeology: a garbage paradigm63
Pt. IIRemembering and forgetting77
6Between remembering and forgetting79
7The politics of remembrance in the new South Africa84
8Archaeology of the Colorado Coal Field War 1913-191494
9Black sharecroppers and white frat boys: living communities and the appropriation of their archaeological pasts108
Pt. IIIDisappearance and disclosure119
10Bodies of evidence121
11Archaeology of World War 2: the Lancaster bomber of Fleville (Meurthe-et-Moselle, France)126
12Science and human rights: truth, justice, reparation and reconciliation, a long way in Third World countries138
13Forensic archaeology in the UK: questions of socio-intellectual context and socio-political responsibility145
14The archaeology of alienation: a late twentieth-century British council house158
Conclusions169
15Presencing absence171
16The archaeology of the contemporary past175
17Epilogue189
Index192

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