Archaeology as Political Action / Edition 1

Archaeology as Political Action / Edition 1

by Randall H. McGuire
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520254910

ISBN-13: 9780520254916

Pub. Date: 04/03/2008

Publisher: University of California Press


This book develops a theory and framework to describe how archaeology can contribute to a more humane world. Recognizing that archaeology is an inherently political activity, Randall H. McGuire builds on the history of archaeological theory and Marxist dialectical theory to point out how archaeologists can use their craft to evaluate interpretations of the real

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This book develops a theory and framework to describe how archaeology can contribute to a more humane world. Recognizing that archaeology is an inherently political activity, Randall H. McGuire builds on the history of archaeological theory and Marxist dialectical theory to point out how archaeologists can use their craft to evaluate interpretations of the real world, construct meaningful histories for communities, and challenge the persistent legacies of colonialism and class struggle. McGuire bases his discussion on his own extensive fieldwork in the United States and Mexico, citing fascinating case studies to develop the idea of archaeology as a class-based endeavor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520254916
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
04/03/2008
Series:
California Series in Public Anthropology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction

1. Politics
2. Praxis
3. Class
4. México
5. Ludlow

Conclusion
References
Index

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