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Archaeologies of the Contemporary Past

By Victor Buchli, Gavin Lucas

Routledge – 2001 – 208 pages

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    978-0-415-23279-1
    January 25th 2001
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Description

Archaeologies of the Contemporary Past turns what is usually seen as a method for investigating the distant past onto the present. In doing so, it reveals fresh ways of looking both at ourselves and modern society as well as the discipline of archaeology.

This volume represents the most recent research in this area and examines a variety of contexts including:

* Art Deco

* landfills

* miner strikes

* college fraternities

* an abandoned council house.

Reviews

'This book provides a long sequence of moving, powerful papers that confront and challenge us. the authors in this volume can be congratulated for pushing beyond the edges of the discipline and so opening a rather different vision.' Ian Hodder,from the Epilogue.

'A good, interesting book…a crucial insight for anyone in heritage management.' - K.Kris Hirst, About.com

Name: Archaeologies of the Contemporary Past (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Victor Buchli, Gavin Lucas. Archaeologies of the Contemporary Past turns what is usually seen as a method for investigating the distant past onto the present. In doing so, it reveals fresh ways of looking both at ourselves and modern society as well as the discipline of...
Categories: Archaeology, Social & Cultural Anthropology