Interpreting the Early Modern World: Transatlantic Perspectives / Edition 1

Interpreting the Early Modern World: Transatlantic Perspectives / Edition 1

by Mary C. Beaudry, James Symonds
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0387707581

ISBN-13: 9780387707587

Pub. Date: 10/28/2010

Publisher: Springer US

This volume is based on a session at a 2005 Society for Historical Archaeology meeting. The organizers assembled historical archaeologists from the UK and the US, whose work arises out of differing intellectual traditions. The authors exchange ideas about what their colleagues have written, and construct dialogues about theories and practices that inform

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This volume is based on a session at a 2005 Society for Historical Archaeology meeting. The organizers assembled historical archaeologists from the UK and the US, whose work arises out of differing intellectual traditions. The authors exchange ideas about what their colleagues have written, and construct dialogues about theories and practices that inform interpretive archaeology on either side of the Atlantic, ending with commentary by two well-known names in interpretive archaeology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387707587
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
10/28/2010
Series:
Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology Series
Edition description:
2011
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Part I Country Estates/Landscapes

1 An American Landscape Conversation Lu Ann De Cunzo Nedda Moqtaderi 3

2 Estate Landscapes in England: Interpretive Archaeologies Tom Williamson 25

Part II Archaeology of Nineteenth-Century Cities and the Lives of Working People

3 Beyond Stories: A Quantitative Approach to the Archaeology of Households, Neighborhoods, and Cities Adrian Praetzellis and Mary Praetzellis 45

4 Stooping to Pick Up Stones: A Reflection on Urban Archaeology James Symonds 63

Part III Contesting Race, Constructing Memory

5 Passing for Black in Seventeenth-Century Maryland Julia A. King Edward E. Chaney 87

6 "Sorting Stones": Monuments, Memory and Resistance in the Scottish Highlands Siân Jones 113

Part IV Gender, Embodiment, Life Course, Materiality, and Identity

7 Stitching Women's Lives: Interpreting the Artifacts of Sewing and Needlework Mary C. Beaudry 143

8 The Intimacy of Death: Interpreting Gender and the Life Course in Medieval and Early Modern Burials Roberta Gilchrist 159

Part V Industrial Housing/Landscapes

9 Mrs. Perrin's "Tranklements": Community Life and Class Distinction in (Post) Industrial-Era Cheshire Sarah Whitehead Eleanor Conlin Casella 177

10 Attitudes to Religion, Education, and Status in Worker Settlements: The Architectural and Archaeological Evidence from Wales Stephen R. Hughes 197

Part VI Commentary

11 Revelations: Comments on Interpreting the Early Modern World Rebecca Yamin 229

Subject Index 235

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