Archeology as Memory Practice and the Archeologization of Politics

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Resumé

In recent years the discipline of archeology has increasingly come to realize the political contexts of dealing with the past. This has brought archeology into contact with the neighbouring disciplines of history, anthropology and political science which have a longer disciplinary tradition in dealing with the "politics of memory". Clearly enough, archaeology is itself a kind of memory practice. What does that mean for the discipline?
And in what ways can politics influence archeological work - and vice versa?
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftForum Archaeologiae: Zeitschrift fur klassische Archaologie
Vol/bind55
Udgave nummerVI
Antal sider10
ISSN1605-4636
StatusUdgivet - 5 mar. 2010
Udgivet eksterntJa

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