Homeless Heritage: Collaborative Social Archaeology as Therapeutic Practice by Rachael KiddeyHomeless Heritage: Collaborative Social Archaeology as Therapeutic Practice by Rachael Kiddey

Homeless Heritage: Collaborative Social Archaeology as Therapeutic Practice

byRachael Kiddey

Hardcover | November 15, 2017

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Homeless Heritage describes the process of using archaeological methodologies to collaboratively document how contemporary homeless people use and experience the city. Drawing on fieldwork undertaken in Bristol and York, the book first describes the way in which archaeological methods and theory have come to be usefully applied to the contemporary world, before exploring the historical development of the concept of homelessness. Working with homeless people, theauthor undertook surveys and two excavations of contemporary homeless sites, and the team co-curated two public heritage exhibitions - with surprising results.Complementing a growing body of literature that details how collaborative and participatory heritage projects can give voice to marginalised groups, Homeless Heritage details what it means to be homeless in the twenty first century.
Rachael Kiddey is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford where she works on a project called Architectures of Displacement: The Experiences and Consequences of Emergency Shelter. She received her PhD from the Department of Archaeology at the University of York in 2014. Her doctoral research ...
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Title:Homeless Heritage: Collaborative Social Archaeology as Therapeutic PracticeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:November 15, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198746865

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Welcome to the Croft!3. A Community of Sciences4. Homelessness in Global Historical Context5. An Ethic of Care6. Wandering Abroad: Ethnographic Journeys in the City7. Are You Looking for a Body? Excavating Contemporary Homeless Places8. 'This Whole Project has Given Me Focus, Hope and Positivity': The Co-presentation of Findings9. Applied Heritage10. Conclusion