Evaluating Multiple Narratives: Beyond Nationalist, Colonialist, Imperialist Archaeologies
Junko Habu, Clare Fawcett, John M. Matsunaga
Springer Science & Business Media, 18 jul. 2008 - 218 pagina's
At the end of the 20th Century, archaeologists from non-Anglo-American countries started to become vocal about the “traditional” interpretations of history that archaeology was making. The “traditional” archaeology came from the predominantly white, male archaeologists from England and the United States going to other countries and interpreting the material culture from their point of view. This, of course, is still happening but is becoming less acceptable nor accepted by the global world of archaeology.
The goal of this volume is to use archaeological case studies from around the world to evaluate the implications of providing alternative interpretations of the past. These cases also address key questions such as: Can multivocality (multiple interpretations of the past) be separate from the theory of contemporary Anglo-American archaeology; is multivocality relevant to local residents and non-Anglo-American archaeologists; and can the close examination of alternative interpretations contribute to a deeper understanding of subjectivity and objectivity of archaeological interpretation?
The contributors are at the forefront of archaeological theory research and the commentators are eminent archaeological theoreticians. This volume will also contribute to the debate about the social and political implications of archaeological practice.
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Introduction Evaluating Multiple Narratives Beyond Nationalist Colonialist Imperialist Archaeologies
Introduction to Part I
An Ethical Epistemology of Publicly Engaged Biocultural Research
Multivocality and Indigenous Archaeologies
Making a Home Archaeologies of the Medieval English Village
Critical Histories of Archaeological Practice Latin American and North American Interpretations in a Honduran Context
Paths of Power and Politics Historical Narratives at the Bolivian Site of Tiwanaku
Multivocality Multifaceted Voices and Korean Archaeology
Virtual Viewpoints Multivocality in the Marketed Past?
Irish Archaeology and the Recognition of Ethnic Difference in Viking Dublin
Alternative Archaeologies in Historical Perspective1
Multivocality and Social Archaeology
The Integrity of Narratives Deliberative Practice Pluralism and Multivocality