A Companion to Social Archaeology
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Companion to Social Archaeology by Lynn Meskell
Book DescriptionThe Companion to Social Archaeology is the first scholarly work to explore the encounter of social theory and archaeology over the past two decades. * Grouped into four sections - Knowledges, Identities, Places, and Politics - each of which is prefaced with a review essay that contextualizes the history and developments in social archaeology and related fields. * Draws together newer trends that are challenging established ways of understanding the past. * Includes contributions by leading scholars who instigated major theoretical trends.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405156783
(248mm x 176mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lynn Meskell
Global Heritage, Hardback (June 2015)
Examines the social, cultural and ethical dimensions of heritage research and practice, and the underlying international politics of protecting cultural and natural resources around the globe.
Nature of Heritage, Hardback (October 2011)
This text is a groundbreaking work by archaeologist Lynn Meskell that examines the conflicts inherent in natural vs. cultural heritage. The author brings archaeological and ethnographic evidence to bear on a holistic understanding of one nation's self-identification by developing its protected areas and cultural heritage sites.
Archaeologies of Materiality, Hardback (November 2005)
Drawing on social theory and offering numerous case studies, Archaeologies of Materiality is one of the first books to explore materiality across time and space. * Demonstrates the saliency of materiality by linking it to concepts of landscape, technology, embodiment, ritual, and heritage.
Embedding Ethics, Paperback (March 2005)» View all books by Lynn Meskell
This important book is an essential guide for all anthropologists who wish to be active contributors to the discussion on ethics and the ethical practice of their profession.
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Author Biography - Lynn Meskell
Lynn Meskell is Professor of Anthropology at Stanford University. She is founding editor of the Journal of Social Archaeology and her previous books include Archaeology under Fire: Nationalism, Politics, and Heritage in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East (1998, ed.), Archaeologies of Social Life: Age, Sex, Class etc. in Ancient Egypt (Blackwell, 1999), Private Life in New Kingdom Egypt (2002), Embodied Lives: Figuring Ancient Maya and Egyptian Experience, (2003, with Rosemary Joyce), and Object Worlds from Ancient Egypt: Material Biographies Past and Present (2004). Robert W. Preucel is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Associate Curator of North American Archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is editor of Processual and Postprocessual Archaeologies: Multiple Ways of Knowing the Past (1991), co-editor with Ian Hodder of Contemporary Archaeology in Theory (Blackwell, 1996), and editor of Archaeologies of the Pueblo Revolt: Identity, Meaning, and Renewal in the Pueblo World (2002).
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