Archeology as Memory Practice and the Archeologization of Politics

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Abstract

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?
Original languageEnglish
JournalForum Archaeologiae: Zeitschrift fur klassische Archaologie
Volume55
Issue numberVI
Number of pages10
ISSN1605-4636
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Archeology as Memory Practice and the Archeologization of Politics. / Thomassen, Bjørn.

In: Forum Archaeologiae: Zeitschrift fur klassische Archaologie, Vol. 55, No. VI, 05.03.2010.

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