• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
Nationalism, Politics and the Practice of Archaeology (Paperback)
  • Nationalism, Politics and the Practice of Archaeology (Paperback)
zoom

Nationalism, Politics and the Practice of Archaeology (Paperback)

(editor), (editor)
£30.99
Paperback 344 Pages / Published: 08/02/1996
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

Archaeology has often been put to political use, particularly by nationalists. The case studies in this timely collection range from the propaganda purposes served by archaeology in the Nazi state, through the complex interplay of official dogma and academic prehistory in the former Soviet Union, to lesser-known instances of ideological archaeology in other European countries, in China, Japan, Korea and the Near East. The introductory and concluding chapters draw out some of the common threads in these experiences, and argue that archaeologists need to be more sophisticated about the use and abuse of their studies. The editors have brought together a distinguished international group of scholars. Whilst archaeologists will find that this book raises cogent questions about their own work, these problems also go beyond archaeology to implicate history and anthropology more generally.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521558396
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 520 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Nationalism, Politics and the Practice of Archaeology clearly demonstrates that the past constitutes a symplib resource with great potential for present-day politics. This makes the theme crucial and relevant not only for archaeology but also for history and anthropology more generally.' Ethnos
'Nationalism, Politics, and the Practice of Archeology clearly demonstrate that the past constitues a symbolic resource with great potential for present-day politics. This makes the theme crucial and relevant not only for archaeology but also for history and anthropology more generally.' Mats Burstroem, Ethnos
'I recommend this book to all archaeologists both for its coverage of the history of archaeology and most importantly for what it has to say about modern issues in the practise of archaeology.' Archaeology in New Zealand

You may also be interested in...

Hengeworld
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Understanding Early Civilizations
Added to basket
Making
Added to basket
£26.99
Paperback
A History of Archaeological Thought
Added to basket
The Casper Site
Added to basket
£31.00
Paperback
Memory and Material Culture
Added to basket
Archaeological Theory
Added to basket
Keeper Of Genesis
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Fingerprints Of The Gods
Added to basket
Towards Reflexive Method in Archaeology
Added to basket
Material Cultures, Material Minds
Added to basket
Entangled
Added to basket
£33.95
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.