The Archaeology of Urban Landscapes: Explorations in Slumland

The Archaeology of Urban Landscapes: Explorations in Slumland

by Alan Mayne
     
 

ISBN-10: 052177022X

ISBN-13: 9780521770224

Pub. Date: 05/01/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This exciting collection on a new movement in urban archaeology investigates the historical archaeology of urban slums. The "stuff" that is dug up--broken dinner plates, nails and plaster samples--will not quickly find its way into museum collections. But, properly interpreted, it yields evidence of lives and communities that have left little in the way of written

Overview

This exciting collection on a new movement in urban archaeology investigates the historical archaeology of urban slums. The "stuff" that is dug up--broken dinner plates, nails and plaster samples--will not quickly find its way into museum collections. But, properly interpreted, it yields evidence of lives and communities that have left little in the way of written records. Twelve case studies define a new field, which will attract the attention of a range of students and scholars outside archaeology, in particular, historical sociologists and historians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521770224
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2002
Series:
New Directions in Archaeology Series
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Alan Mayne and Tim Murray; Part I: 2. Slum journeys: ladies and London poverty 1860–1940 Ellen Ross; 3. Empty spaces: West Oakland, California Elaine-Maryse Solari; 4. Horstley Street, District Six Antonia Malan and Elizabeth van Heyningen; 5. New perspectives from Sydney's 'Rocks' district Grace Karskens; 6. Archaeology of Washington DC's alley life after the Civil War Barbara J. Little and Nancy J. Kassner; Part II: 7. The Sheffield Crofts, 1736–1836 Paul Belford; 8. Cultural space and worker identity in the company city Mary Beaudry and Stephen A. Mrozowski; 9. High times, low times and tourist floods Reginald Auger and William Moss; 10. Values and identity in the working class worlds of late nineteenth-century Minneapolis John P. McCarthy; 11. Imaginary landscapes Alan Mayne, Tim Murray, and Susan Lawrence; 12. New York city's five points Rebecca Yamin.

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