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Archaeological theory and the politics of cultural heritage, Laurajane Smith

Label
Archaeological theory and the politics of cultural heritage
Title
Archaeological theory and the politics of cultural heritage
Statement of responsibility
Laurajane Smith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Archaeology is meant to be an impartial science, concerned with seeking the truth about the past for the benefit of all humankind. But as the practices and values of archaeology have been enshrined in cultural resource management, they have also gradually become entwined with the apparatus of state power and control, and bound up in bitter political conflicts with Indigenous communities." "Laurajane Smith's controversial new book dissects the nature and consequences of this clash of cultures. Her lucid appraisals of key debates such as NAGPRA, Kennewick and the repatriation of Tasmanian artefacts show how Indigenous communities in the US and Australia have confronted the pre-eminence of archaeological theory and discourse, and how this has challenged traditional archaeological thought and practice." "This is a survey of how relationships between Indigenous peoples and the archaeological establishment have gotten into difficulties, and a pointer towards how things could move forward. It will be essential reading for those concerned with developing a just and equal dialogue with Indigenous peoples about the role of archaeology in the research and management of their heritage."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Laurajane
Dewey number
930.1
Index
index present
LC call number
CC135
LC item number
.S58 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Archaeology and state
  • Archaeology
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Indians of North America
  • Australia
  • United States
Label
Archaeological theory and the politics of cultural heritage, Laurajane Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [204]-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The cultural politics of identity : defining the problem -- Archaeological theory and the 'politics' of the past -- Archaeology and the context of governance : expertise and the state -- Archaeological stewardship : the rise of cultural resource management and the 'scientific professional' archaeologist -- Significance concepts and the embedding of processual discourse in cultural resource management -- The role of legislation in the governance of material culture in America and Australia -- NAGPRA and Kennewick : contesting archaeological governance in America -- The 'death of archaeology' : contesting archaeological governance in Australia
Control code
54356658
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 260 pages
Isbn
9780415318327
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004002064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Archaeological theory and the politics of cultural heritage, Laurajane Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [204]-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The cultural politics of identity : defining the problem -- Archaeological theory and the 'politics' of the past -- Archaeology and the context of governance : expertise and the state -- Archaeological stewardship : the rise of cultural resource management and the 'scientific professional' archaeologist -- Significance concepts and the embedding of processual discourse in cultural resource management -- The role of legislation in the governance of material culture in America and Australia -- NAGPRA and Kennewick : contesting archaeological governance in America -- The 'death of archaeology' : contesting archaeological governance in Australia
Control code
54356658
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 260 pages
Isbn
9780415318327
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004002064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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