Archaeologies of the Contemporary Past

Archaeologies of the Contemporary Past

by Victor Buchli, Gavin Lucas
     
 

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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

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

INTRODUCTION

1. The Absent Present: Archaeologies of the Contemporary Past

PART ONE: PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION

2. Models of Production and Consumption

3. Beyond Consumption: Toward an Archaeology of Consumerism (T. Majewski and M. Schiffer)

4. Dealing with Art Deco (G. Stevenson)

5. Twenty-five Years of Garbology (W. Rathje) PART TWO:REMEMBERING AND FORGETTING

6. Between Remembering and Forgetting

7. The Politics of Rememberance in the New South Africa (D. Hart and S. Winter)

8. Archaeology of the Colorado Coal Field War 1913-1914 (The Ludlow Collective)

9. Black Sharecroppers and White Frat Boys: Living Communities and the Construction of their Archaeological Pasts (L. Wilkie)

PART THREE: DISAPPEARANCE AND DISCLOSURE

10. Bodies of Evidence

11. Archaeology of World War II: The Lancaster Bomber of Fleville (Meurth-Et-Moselle, France) (Jean-Pierre Legendre)

12. Science and Human Rights: Truth, Justice, Reparation, and Reconcilliation, A Long Way in Third World Countries (L. Fondebrider and M. Doretti)

13. Forensic Archaeology in the UK: Questions of Socio-Intellectual Context and Socio-Political Responsibility (M. Cox)

14. The Archaeology of Alienation: A Late 20th Century British Council Flat

CONCLUSION

15. Presencing Absence

16. The Archaeology of the Contemporary Part (L Olivier)

17. Epilogue (Ian Hodder)

Index

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