The Oxford Handbook of Public Archaeology

The Oxford Handbook of Public Archaeology

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The Oxford Handbook of Public Archaeology seeks to reappraise the place of archaeology in the contemporary world by providing a series of essays that critically engage with both old and current debates in the field of public archaeology. Divided into four distinct sections and drawing across disciplines in this dynamic field, the volume aims to evaluate the range of research strategies and methods used in archaeological heritage and museum studies, identify and contribute to key contemporary debates, critically explore the history of archaeological resource management, and question the fundamental principles and practices through which the archaeological past is understood and used today.

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ISBN-13: 9780191612503
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Publication date: 01/05/2012
Series: Oxford Handbooks
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 28 MB
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About the Author

Robin Skeates is Senior Lecturer in Museum Studies in the Department of Archaeology at Durham University. Carol McDavid is Executive Director at the Community Archaeology Research Institute, Inc. (CARI) in Houston, Texas. John Carman is Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Heritage Valuation at the Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity, University of Birmingham.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of contributors
I. Histories of public archaeology
1. Towards an international comparative history of archaeological heritage management, John Carman
2. America s cherished reserves: the enduring significance in the USA of the 1916 National Park Organic Act, Hilary Allester Soderland
3. Archaeologists and metal-detector users in England and Wales: past, present, and future, Suzie Thomas
4. Making sense of the history of archaeological representation, Robin Skeates
5. Public archaeology in Latin America, Pedro Paulo A. Funari and Marcia Bezerra
6. Archaeology and politics in the Third World, with special reference to India, Dilip K. Chakrabarti
II. Researching public archaeology
7. Writing histories of archaeology, Tim Murray
8. Constrained by commonsense: the authorized heritage discourse in contemporary debates, Laurajane Smith and Emma Waterton
9. A frame to hang clouds on : cognitive ownership, landscape, and heritage management, William E. Boyd
10. Living with landscapes of heritage, Mary-Cate E. Garden
11. Participatory action research and archaeology, Fred L. McGhee
12. Uncovering the antiquities market, Neil Brodie
13. The value of a looted object: stakeholder perceptions in the antiquities trade, Morag M. Kersel
III. Managing public archaeological resources
14. From heritage to stewardship: defining the sustainable care of archaeological places, Anthony Pace
15. People and landscape, John Schofield, Rachael Kiddey, and Brett Lashua
16. CRM archaeology: the view from California, Adrian Praetzellis
17. Agriculture, environmental conservation, and archaeological curation in historic landscapes, Stephen Trow and Jane Grenville
18. Archive archaeology, Hedley Swain
IV. Working at archaeology with the public: principles, practices, and debates
Archaeologists as professional public servants
19. Archaeology as a profession, Timothy Darvill
20. Public benefits of public archaeology, Barbara J. Little
21. Enhancing public archaeology through community service learning, Michael Shakir Nassaney
Public interpretation and presentation
22. Publicizing archaeology in Britain in the late twentieth century: a personal view, Mick Aston
23. Archaeological communities and languages, Kristian Kristiansen
24. Changing of the guards : the ethics of public interpretation at cultural heritage sites, Anders Gustafsson and Hakan Karlsson
25. Emptying the magician s hat: participatory GIS-based research in Fiji, Margaret Purser
26. Class, labour, and the public, David A. Gadsby and Robert C. Chidester
Public learning and education in the USA
27. Public education in archaeology in North America: the long view, Alice Beck Kehoe
28. Teaching through rather than about: education in the context of public archaeology, Kevin M. Bartoy
29. A vision for archaeological literacy, M. Elaine Frankin and Jeanne M. Moe
30. Public archaeology and the US culture wars, Patrice L. Jeppson
Working with particular publics
31. Descent community partnering, the politics of time, and the logistics of reality: tales from North American, African diaspora, archaeology, James M. Davidson and Jamie C. Brandon
32. The anthropology of archaeology: the benefits of public intervention at African American archaeological sites, Cheryl Jenifer LaRoche
33. Public archaeology and indigenous archaeology: intersections and divergences from a Native American perspective, Joe Watkins
34. Inclusive, accessible, archaeology, Tim Phillips and Roberta Gilchrist

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