Archaeology as a Tool of Civic Engagement is an indispensable resource for archaeologists and the communities in which they work. The authors are intensely committed to developing effective models for active engagement in community life, for interpretive and educational programming, and for participation in debates and decisions about preservation and community planning. Using case studies from different regions within the United States, Guatemala, Vietnam, Canada, and Eastern Europe, Little and Shackel challenge archaeologists to create an ethical public archaeology that is concerned not just with the management of cultural resources, but with social justice and civic responsibility. Their new book will be a valuable guide for archaeologists, community planners, historians, and museum professionals. Book jacket.
Archaeology and civic engagement / Barbara J. Little -- History, truth, and reconciliation / Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh -- Civic engagement at Werowocomoco : reasserting Native narratives from a Powhatan place of power / Martin D. Gallivan and Danielle Moretti-Langholtz -- Beyond strategy and good intentions : archaeology, race and white privilege / Carol McDavid -- Politics, inequality, and engaged archaeology: community archaeology along the color line / Paul R. Mullins -- Remaking connections : archaeology and community after the Loma Prieta earthquake / Mary Praetzellis, Adrian Praetzellis, and Thad Van Bueren -- Voices from the past : changing the culture of historic house museums with archeology / Lori C. Stahlgren and M. Jay Stottman -- Archaeology -- the "missing link" to civic engagement? : an introspective look at the tools of re-invention and re-engagement in Lancaster, Pennsylvania / Kelly M. Britt -- Civil religion and civically engaged archaeology : researching Benjamin Franklin and the pragmatic spirit / Patrice L. Jeppson -- Reconnecting the present with its past : the Doukhobor Pit House Public Archaeology Project / Meagan Brooks -- Heritage in Hampden : a participatory research design for public archaeology in a working-class neighborhood, Baltimore, Maryland / David A. Gadsby and Robert C. Chidester -- Civic engagement and social justice : race on the Illinois frontier / Paul A. Shackel -- Learning through visitors : exhibits as a tool for encouraging civic engagement through archaeology / Teresa S. Moyer.
Number Of Pages: 294
Published: 9th August 2013
Publisher: University Press of America