The Oxford Handbook of Public Archaeology

Hardcover | February 5, 2012

EditorRobin Skeates, Carol McDavid, John Carman

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The Oxford Handbook of Public Archaeology seeks to reappraise the place of archaeology in the contemporary world by providing a series of essays that critically engage with both old and current debates in the field of public archaeology. Divided into four distinct sections and drawing across disciplines in this dynamic field, the volume aims to evaluate the range of research strategies and methods used in archaeological heritage and museum studies, identify and contribute to key contemporary debates, critically explore the historyof archaeological resource management, and question the fundamental principles and practices through which the archaeological past is understood and used today.

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The Oxford Handbook of Public Archaeology seeks to reappraise the place of archaeology in the contemporary world by providing a series of essays that critically engage with both old and current debates in the field of public archaeology. Divided into four distinct sections and drawing across disciplines in this dynamic field, the volu...

Robin Skeates is Senior Lecturer in Museum Studies in the Department of Archaeology at Durham University. Carol McDavid is Executive Director at the Community Archaeology Research Institute, Inc. (CARI) in Houston, Texas. John Carman is Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Heritage Valuation at the Institute of Archaeology and Antiq...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:736 pagesPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of IllustrationsList of contributorsIntroductionI. Histories of public archaeology1. John Carman: Towards an international comparative history of archaeological heritage management2. Hilary Allester Soderland: America s cherished reserves: the enduring significance in the USA of the 1916 National Park Organic Act3. Suzie Thomas: Archaeologists and metal-detector users in England and Wales: past, present, and future4. Robin Skeates: Making sense of the history of archaeological representation5. Pedro Paulo A. Funari and Marcia Bezerra: Public archaeology in Latin America6. Dilip K. Chakrabarti: Archaeology and politics in the Third World, with special reference to IndiaII. Researching public archaeology7. Tim Murray: Writing histories of archaeology8. Laurajane Smith and Emma Waterton: Constrained by commonsense: the authorized heritage discourse in contemporary debates9. William E. Boyd: A frame to hang clouds on : cognitive ownership, landscape, and heritage management10. Mary-Cate E. Garden: Living with landscapes of heritage11. Fred L. McGhee: Participatory action research and archaeology12. Neil Brodie: Uncovering the antiquities market13. Morag M. Kersel: The value of a looted object: stakeholder perceptions in the antiquities tradeIII. Managing public archaeological resources14. Anthony Pace: From heritage to stewardship: defining the sustainable care of archaeological places15. John Schofield, Rachael Kiddey, and Brett Lashua: People and landscape16. Adrian Praetzellis: CRM archaeology: the view from California17. Stephen Trow and Jane Grenville: Agriculture, environmental conservation, and archaeological curation in historic landscapes18. Hedley Swain: Archive archaeologyIV. Working at archaeology with the public: principles, practices, and debatesArchaeologists as professional public servants19. Timothy Darvill: Archaeology as a profession20. Barbara J. Little: Public benefits of public archaeology21. Michael Shakir Nassaney: Enhancing public archaeology through community service learningPublic interpretation and presentation22. Mick Aston: Publicizing archaeology in Britain in the late twentieth century: a personal view23. Kristian Kristiansen: Archaeological communities and languages24. Anders Gustafsson and Hakan Karlsson: Changing of the guards : the ethics of public interpretation at cultural heritage sites25. Margaret Purser: Emptying the magician s hat: participatory GIS-based research in Fiji26. David A. Gadsby and Robert C. Chidester: Class, labour, and the publicPublic learning and education in the USA27. Alice Beck Kehoe: Public education in archaeology in North America: the long view28. Kevin M. Bartoy: Teaching through rather than about: education in the context of public archaeology29. M. Elaine Frankin and Jeanne M. Moe: A vision for archaeological literacy30. Patrice L. Jeppson: Public archaeology and the US culture warsWorking with particular publics31. James M. Davidson and Jamie C. Brandon: Descent community partnering, the politics of time, and the logistics of reality: tales from North American, African diaspora, archaeology32. Cheryl Jenifer LaRoche: The anthropology of archaeology: the benefits of public intervention at African American archaeological sites33. Joe Watkins: Public archaeology and indigenous archaeology: intersections and divergences from a Native American perspective34. Tim Phillips and Roberta Gilchrist: Inclusive, accessible, archaeologyIndex