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Handbook of Postcolonial Archaeology

Edited by: Jane Lydon , Uzma Z. Rizvi

Print publication date:  October  2010
Online publication date:  July  2016

Print ISBN: 9781598741827
eBook ISBN: 9781315427690
Adobe ISBN: 9781315427683

10.4324/9781315427690
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This essential handbook explores the relationship between the postcolonial critique and the field of archaeology, a discipline that developed historically in conjunction with European colonialism and imperialism. In aiding the movement to decolonize the profession, the contributors to this volume—themselves from six continents and many representing indigenous and minority communities and disadvantaged countries—suggest strategies to strip archaeological theory and practice of its colonial heritage and create a discipline sensitive to its inherent inequalities. Summary articles review the emergence of the discipline of archaeology in conjunction with colonialism, critique the colonial legacy evident in continuing archaeological practice around the world, identify current trends, and chart future directions in postcolonial archaeological research. Contributors provide a synthesis of research, thought, and practice on their topic. The articles embrace multiple voices and case study approaches, and have consciously aimed to recognize the utility of comparative work and interdisciplinary approaches to understanding the past. This is a benchmark volume for the study of the contemporary politics, practice, and ethics of archaeology. Sponsored by the World Archaeological Congress

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction: Postcolonialism and Archaeology Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Colonialism and European Archaeology Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Near Eastern Archaeology: Imperial Pasts, Postcolonial Presents, and the Possibilities of a Decolonized Future Download PDF
Chapter  4:  “Diba Jimooyung”—Telling Our Story: Colonization and Decolonization of Archaeological Practice from an Anishinabe Perspective Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Colonial Legacy in the Archaeology of South Asia Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Colonial Experience of the Uncolonized and the Colonized: The Case of East Asia, Mainly as Seen from Japan Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Resurrecting the Ruins of Japan’s Mythical Homelands: Colonial Archaeological Surveys in the Korean Peninsula and Heritage Tourism Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Archaeology in Colonial and Postcolonial U.S.S.R Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Commentary: Subjectivity and Science in Postcolonial Archaeology Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Commentary: Archaeology Enters the 21st Century Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Writing New Archaeological Narratives: Indigenous North America Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Archaeology of Historical Indigenous Australia Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Slavery, Liberation, and Emancipation: Constructing a Postcolonial Archaeology of the African Diaspora Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Encounters with Postcolonialism in Irish Archaeology Download PDF
Chapter  15:  An Africa-Informed View of Postcolonial Archaeologies Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Commentary: Archaeological Survey of India and the Science of Postcolonial Archaeology Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Commentary: Shades of the Colonial Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Repatriation in the United States: The Current State of NAGPRA Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Repatriation: Australian Perspectives Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Australian and International Perspectives on Native Title, Archaeology, and the Law Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Cultural Property: Internationalism, Ethics, and Law Download PDF
Chapter  22:  New Museological Ways of Seeing the World: Decolonizing Archaeology in Lebanese Museums Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Commentary: The Global Repatriation Debate and the New “Universal Museums” Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Commentary: The Efficacy of “Emic” and “Etic” in Archaeology and Heritage Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Gender and Sexuality Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Cultural Identity and Colonial and Postcolonial Archaeologies Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Class Identity and Postcolonialism Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Race and Class Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Commentary: An Archaeologist Finds Her Voice: A Commentary on Colonial and Postcolonial Identities Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Commentary: Archaeology, Ancestral Bodies, and Native American Identity in the New Millennium: Commentary on Colonial and Postcolonial Identities Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Community Heritage and Partnership in Xcalakdzonot, Yucatán Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Partnership Archaeology and Indigenous Ancestral Engagement in Torres Strait, Northeastern Australia Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Archaeological Practice at the Cultural Interface Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Ethnographic Interventions Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Colonialism, Conflict, and Connectivity: Public Archaeology’s Message in the Bottle Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Public Interest Anthropology: A Model for Engaged Research Tied to Action Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Commentary: Cultural Resource Management, Public Archaeology, and Advocacy Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Epilogue: Postcolonialism and Archaeology Download PDF
About_the_Contributors Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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