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Transforming Archaeology : Activist Practices and Prospects.

Author: Sonya Atalay; Lee Rains Clauss; Randall H McGuire; John R Welch
Publisher: Walnut Creek : Left Coast Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Archaeology for whom? The dozen well-known contributors to this innovative volume suggest nothing less than a transformation of the discipline into a service-oriented, community-based endeavor. They wish to replace the primacy of meeting academic demands with meeting the needs and values of those outside the field who may benefit most from our work. They insist that we employ both rigorous scientific methods and an  Read more...
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Atalay, Sonya.
Transforming Archaeology.
Walnut Creek : Left Coast Press, 2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sonya Atalay; Lee Rains Clauss; Randall H McGuire; John R Welch
ISBN: 9781611329636 1611329639 9781611329612 1611329612 9781611329629 1611329620 9781611327595 1611327598
OCLC Number: 879948772
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (266 pages)
Contents: Transforming archaeology / Sonya Atalay, Lee Rains Clauss, Randall H. McGuire and John R. Welch --
Betwixt and between: archaeology's liminality and activism's transformative promise / Lee Rains Clauss --
Engaging archaeology: positivism, objectivity and rigor in activist archaeology / Sonya Atalay --
Situating activism in archaeology: science mission, activist affect, and the archaeological record / Quetzil Casta±eda --
"We have met the enemy and he is us": transforming archaeology through sustainable design / John R. Welch and Neal Ferris --
Working class archaeology / Randall H. McGuire --
Reconciling inequalities in archaeological practice and heritage research / George Nicholas --
Transforming the terms of engagement between archaeologists and communities: a view from the Maya region / Patricia A. McAnany --
From the bottom up: transforming communities with public archaeology / M. Jay Stottman --
Activating archaeology / K. Anne Pyburn --
Beyond archaeological agendas: in the service of a sustainable archaeology / Neal Ferris and John R. Welch --
Archaeologists as activists, advocates, and expert witnesses / T.J. Ferguson.

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