Images, Representations and Heritage: Moving beyond Modern Approaches to Archaeology / Edition 1

Images, Representations and Heritage: Moving beyond Modern Approaches to Archaeology / Edition 1

by Ian Alden Russell
     
 

ISBN-10: 1441940758

ISBN-13: 9781441940759

Pub. Date: 10/29/2010

Publisher: Springer US

This volume begins a discourse on the implications of performing archaeology in a world dominated by modern trends of mass production, mass replication and representation of cultural forms, and mass consumption of images of the past. The contributors explore the extent to which contemporary consumption of mass-produced replicas, simulations, images and experiences

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This volume begins a discourse on the implications of performing archaeology in a world dominated by modern trends of mass production, mass replication and representation of cultural forms, and mass consumption of images of the past. The contributors explore the extent to which contemporary consumption of mass-produced replicas, simulations, images and experiences of the past cause a crisis of representation of the past. Eschewing romantic beliefs, it discusses what archaeology can do.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441940759
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
10/29/2010
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
0.85(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

Table of Contents

Realisms and Realities.- Introductions.- Archaeologically Imagined Communities.- Archaeological Tourism as a Signpost to National Identity.- Irish Images on English Goods in the American Market.- Representing Spirit.- Archaeologies and Opportunities.- The Role of Archaeology in Presenting the Past to the Public.- Assessing the Role of Digital Technologies for the Development of Cultrual Resources as Socioeconomic Assets.- Experiencing Archaeology in the Dream Society.- The Crisis of Representation of the Past.- Towards Archaeologies of Memories of the Past and Planning Futures.- Collective Memory and the Museum.- The Simulacra and Simulations of Irish Neolithic Passage Tombs.- Poetic Archaeologies and Moving Beyond Modernity.- Practice Makes Perfect.- Bog Bodies and Bog Lands.- Who Wants to Visit a Cultural Heritage Site?.- Concluding Remarks.

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