Archaeology and capitalism : from ethics to politics

TitleArchaeology and capitalism : from ethics to politics
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsHamilakis, Y, Duke, PG
Series TitleOne world archaeology series
Pagination298 p.
PublisherLeft Coast Press
Place PublishedWalnut Creek, Calif.
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number1598742701 (hardcover alk. paper)
Accession Number5536913
Call NumberEducation 930.1; Ar2237
KeywordsAntiquities Collection and preservation Moral and ethical aspects Congresses. , Archaeologists Professional ethics Congresses. , Archaeology Moral and ethical aspects Congresses. , Archaeology Philosophy Congresses. , Archaeology Political aspects Congresses. , Archaeology Social aspects Congresses. , Capitalism Moral and ethical aspects Congresses. , Capitalism Political aspects Congresses. , Capitalism Social aspects Congresses. , Postcolonialism Congresses.
AbstractThe authors of this volume argues that archaeologists must rethink their muted professional stance and reliance on national and international laws to resolve instances where individuals, communities and cultures suffer from the abuse of power relationships with stantes and their agents. They argue that archaeologists should adopt a political ethic for the discipline that seeks to improve the lives of the people with whom archaeologists work.
Notes2007025526(OCoLC)ocn145939109edited by Yannis Hamilakis and Philip Duke.ill., maps ; 24 cm.Based on papers submitted to a symposium held at the 5th World Archaeological Congress in Washington, D.C. in 2003.Includes bibliographical references and 1. Introduction: From ethics to politics / Yannis Hamilakis -- pt. 2. Ethics in question -- When theory, practice, and policy collide, or Why do archaeologists support cultural property claims? / Alexander A. Bauer, Shanel Lindsay, and Stephen Urice -- Ethical challenges to a postcolonial archaeology : the legacy of scientific colonialism / George Nicholas and Julie Hollowell -- Cultural sensitivity, science, and ethical imperatives : contemporary archaeology in the Southwestern United States / Charles R. Riggs -- What does it mean "to give the past back to the people"? : archaeology and ethics in the postcolony / Nick Shepherd -- pt. 3. Archaeology in capitalism, archaeology as capitalism -- British commercial archaeology : antiquarians and labourers, developers and diggers / Paul Everill -- Ethics, capitalism, and public archaeology in Brazil / Pedro Paulo A. Funari and Erika M. Robrahn-González -- The historical process of the commoditization of the Near Eastern past by archaeologists : empire, war, civilization, and other assets / Tamima Orra Mourad -- Archaeology within marketing capitalism / Alice B. Kehoe -- Sustainable" heritage? : public archaeological interpretation and the marketed past / Neil Asher Silberman -- Contemporary museum practice in Cusco, Peru / Helaine Silverman -- pt. 4. Ethical futures, emancipatory archaeologies -- "Grabe, wo du stehst!" : an archaeology of perpetrators / Reinhard Bernbeck and Susan Pollock -- The archaeology of the Spanish Civil War : recovering memory and historical justice / Ermengol Gassiot Ballbè ... [et al.] -- The culture of caring and its destruction in the Middle East : women's work, water, war, and archaeology / Maggie Ronayne -- Ethics, objectivity, and emancipatory archaeology / Dean J. Saitta.World Archaeological Congress (5th : 2003 : Washington, D.C.)One world archaeology ; 54.
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