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Archaeology for today and tomorrow

Archaeology for today and tomorrow / Craig N. Cipolla, Rachel J. Crellin and Oliver J.T. Harris.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2024.
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xv, 206 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
"Archaeology for Today and Tomorrow explores how cutting-edge archaeological theories have implications not only for how we study the past, but also how we think about and prepare for the future. Ranging from how we understand migration or political leadership to how we think about violence or ecological crisis, the book argues that archaeology should embrace a "future-oriented" attitude. Behind the traditional archaeological gaze on the past are a unique and useful collection of skills, tools, and orientations for rethinking the present and future. Further, it asserts that archaeological theory is not only vital for how we conduct our work as archaeologists, and how we create narratives about the past, but also for how we think about the broader world in the present and, crucially, how we envision and shape the future. Each of the chapters in the book links specific theoretical approaches and global archaeological case studies to a specific contemporary issue. It examines such issues as human movement, violence, human and non-human relations, the Anthropocene, and fake news to showcase the critical contributions that archaeology, and archaeological theory, can make to shaping the world of tomorrow. An ideal book for courses on archaeology in the modern world and public archaeology, it will also appeal to archaeology students and researchers in general and all those in related disciplines interested in areas of critical contemporary concern"-- Provided by publisher.
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Online version: Cipolla, Craig N., 1978- Archaeology for today and tomorrow Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2024
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April 09, 2024
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Building an archaeology for today and tomorrow
Archaeology and migration : more-than-human movements
Archaeologies and capitalism : flows and desires
Leaders of the past, leaders in the future : rethinking power
Violence across the human/non-human divide : the virtual and the actual
All the world's a type : Rethinking difference and taxonomy
How we know the past : truth as relational and emergent
The Past as multiple : positive difference, ontological difference
Archaeology and the Anthropocene : futurity, scale and affect
Building an archaeology for today and tomorrow.

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