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Archaeo-ethnography, auto-archaeology: Introducing archaeologies of the contemporary past

Harrison, Rodney and Schofield, John (2009). Archaeo-ethnography, auto-archaeology: Introducing archaeologies of the contemporary past. Archaeologies, 5(2) pp. 185–209.

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After significant research effort and publications over the course of a decade, a new generation of writings and research into archaeologies of the contemporary past is beginning to emerge, with a social and political awareness that appears more acute and more focused than before. Perhaps it is not too much of an exaggeration to say that this new generation of contemporary archaeologies can contribute in some small way to addressing specific problems and challenges that face contemporary and future society. In this introduction we begin to touch on this possibility, and introduce the papers and authors that explore it in further depth.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2009 Springer
ISSN: 1935-3987
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 18343
Depositing User: Rodney Harrison
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2009 08:46
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 13:04
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