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Places in Mind : Public Archaeology as Applied Anthropology - Paul A. Shackel

Places in Mind

Public Archaeology as Applied Anthropology

By: Paul A. Shackel (Editor), Erve J. Chambers (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2004
ISBN: 9780415946452
Number Of Pages: 224

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In recent years, many scholars have turned their attention to what is termed as public, community, or indigenous archaeology: raising concerns about the traditional role of archaeology as gatekeepers of knowledge and changing the way they work with local communities, indifenous peoples, and disenfranchised social groups to construct cultural heritage. This edited volume provides a cross-section of the cutting-edge ways in which archaeologists are developing new approaches to their work with communities and other stakeholder groups who have special interest in the uses of the past.

'The chapters are exceptionally well written and thought provoking, and the editors have crafted a cohesive work suitable for students and professionals alike with minimal jargon. ... By taking theory into practice and offering concrete examples, this book distinguishes itself in the literature. ... With this volume, Shackel and Chambers have done nothing less than take the application of archeology as applied anthropology and ratchet it up to a productive new level. Heritage professionals and academics teaching graduate courses will find this volume a welcome and valuable resource.' - Marco Meniketti, Industrial Archeology

Working with Communitiesp. 1
Archaeology and Empowering Subordinated Groupsp. 17
Monacan Meditationp. 19
From "traditional" Archaeology to Public Archaeology to Community Actionp. 35
African-American Heritage in a Multicultural Communityp. 57
Asking the "right" Questionsp. 71
Archaeology and Non-Traditional Communitiesp. 83
"to Have and Enjoy the Liberty of Conscience"p. 85
The Seneca Village Projectp. 101
Applied Archaeology and the Construction of Place at Mount Calvert, Prince George's County, Marylandp. 119
Archaeology and Heritage Developmentp. 135
Building Tiesp. 137
"the Burra"p. 153
Archaeological Interpretation and the Irish Diasporic Communityp. 171
Notes on Contributorsp. 209
Indexp. 213
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ISBN: 9780415946452
ISBN-10: 041594645X
Series: Critical Perspectives in Identity, Memory, and the Built Env
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st February 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1