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Archaeologies of internment

Archaeologies of internment

Author: Adrian Myers; Gabriel Moshenska
Publisher: New York : Springer Verlag, ©2011.
Series: One world archaeology (Springer (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The internment of civilian and military prisoners became an increasingly common feature of conflicts in the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. Prison camps, though often hastily constructed and just as quickly destroyed, have left their marks in the archaeological record. Due to both their temporary nature and their often sensitive political contexts, places of internment present a unique challenge to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Études de cas
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Myers; Gabriel Moshenska
ISBN: 9781441996657 1441996656 9781441996664 1441996664
OCLC Number: 707970302
Description: xv, 313 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: An introduction to archaeologies of internment --
Exceptional space : concentration camps and labor compounds in late nineteeth-century South Africa --
A tale of two treatments : the materiality of internment on the Isle of Man in World Wars I and II --
The archaeology of internment in Francoist Spain (1936-1952) --
The things of Auschwitz --
Gordon Hirabayashi, the Tucsonians, and the U.S. Constitution : negotiating reconciliation in a landscape of exile --
Control and repression : contrasting a prisoner of war camp and a work camp from World War Two --
Engraving and embroidering emotions upon the material culture of internment --
Archaeological investigatons of Second World War prisoner of war camps at Fort Hood, Texas --
Forgotten in the wilderness : WWII German PoW camps in Finnish Lapland --
Materialities and traumatic memories of a Twentieth-Century Greek exile island --
The engineering of genocide : an archaeolgoy of dictatorship in Argentina --
A political archaeology of Latin America's recent past : a bridge towards our history --
Hohenschonhausen : visual and material representations of a cold war prison landscape --
The last murals of Long Kesh : fragments of political imprisonment at the Maze prison, Northern Ireland --
Lockdown : on the materiality of continement.
Series Title: One world archaeology (Springer (Firm))
Responsibility: Adrian Myers, Gabriel Moshenska, editors.
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As archaeologists have begun to explore the material remains of internment using a range of methods, these interdisciplinary studies have demonstrated the potential to connect individual memories and  Read more...


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Modernity has been characterized by the internment of people, as a way of torturing and sometimes destroying them. Those practices aim at controlling, subduing and forcing people to comply with Read more...

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