Contemporary archaeology in theory: a reader

Barker, Bryce (1997) Contemporary archaeology in theory: a reader. Australian Archaeology, 44. pp. 70-71. ISSN 0312-2417

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Contemporary Archaeology in Theory is divided into nine parts, beginning with a Prologue in which the editors discuss, in a general sense, various approaches to archaeological theory within a post-processual critique. Each of the other sections is preceded by a short discussion or critique of the approach presented, followed by papers exemplifying the various frameworks. The main sections deal with ecological theory, political economy, evolutionary theory, meaning and practice (material symbols), feminist and gender theory, theory relating to the past as power and finally a section dealing with archaeology and Indigenous peoples’ responses to it. The authors conclude with a theoretical archaeological discourse, between and with archaeologists and indigenous peoples. The papers selected range from well-known published work, from journals such as American Antiquity, to material from occasional papers or regional journals, not readily available in Australia.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Arts - No Department (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Arts - No Department (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2007 11:47
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2018 00:19
Fields of Research (2008): 21 History and Archaeology > 2199 Other History and Archaeology > 219999 History and Archaeology not elsewhere classified

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