The Archaeology of Identities

Author: Timothy Insoll
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134120516
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The Archaeology of Identities brings together seventeen seminal articles from this exciting new discipline in one indispensable volume for the first time. Editor Timothy Insoll expertly selects a cross-section of contributions by leading authorities to form a comprehensive and balanced representation of approaches and interests. Issues covered include: gender and sexuality ethnicity, nationalism and caste age ideology disability. Chapters are thematically arranged and are contextualized with lucid summaries and an introductory chapter, providing an accessible introduction to the varied selection of case studies included and archaeological materials considered from global sources. The study of identity is increasingly recognized as a fundamental division of archaeological enquiry, and has recently become the focus of a variety of new and challenging developments. As such, this volume will fast become the definitive sourcebook in archaeology of identities, making it essential reading for students, lecturers and researchers in the field.

Archaeology of Identity

Author: Margarita Diaz-Andreu
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134738129
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Bringing together a wealth of scholarship which provides a unique integrated approach to identity, The Archaeology of Identity presents an overview of the five key areas which have recently emerged in archaeological social theory: * gender * age * ethnicity * religion * status. This excellent book reviews the research history of each areas, the different ways in which each has been investigated, and offers new avenues for research and exploring the connections between them. Emphasis is placed on exploring the ways in which material culture structures, and is structured by, these aspects of individual and communal identity, with a particular examination of social practice. Useful for social scientists in sociology, anthropology and history, under- and postgraduates will find this an excellent addition to their course studies.

Race and the Archaeology of Identity

Author: Charles E. Orser
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780874806939
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Race is not a subject most people associate with archaeological research. Yet because of archaeologists' interest in long time-spans they are perfectly positioned to investigate the “naturalness” of racial designations through time. Race and the Archaeology of Identity brings together twelve of America's most perceptive and talented historical archaeologists. Their focus is on the recent archaeological record—stretching geographically from Jamaica to northern Michigan; their time frame is from colonial days to the late nineteenth century; and their subjects range from frontier fur traders to Victorian city dwellers. Using textual and archaeological sources, contributors explore such topics as the connections of race to economics, the creation and maintenance of institutionalized poverty, the role of race in structuring and guiding intercultural connections, and the importance of race in creating and defining space. Contributors explore such topics as the connections of race to economics, the role of race in structuring and guiding intercultural connections, and the importance of race in creating and defining space.

The Archaeology of Plural and Changing Identities

Author: Eleanor Casella
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306486951
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As people move through life, they continually shift affiliation from one position to another, dependent on the wider contexts of their interactions. Different forms of material culture may be employed as affiliations shift, and the connotations of any given set of artifacts may change. In this volume the authors explore these overlapping spheres of social affiliation. Social actors belong to multiple identity groups at any moment in their life. It is possible to deploy one or many potential labels in describing the identities of such an actor. Two main axes exist upon which we can plot experiences of social belonging – the synchronic and the diachronic. Identities can be understood as multiple during one moment (or the extended moment of brief interaction), over the span of a lifetime, or over a specific historical trajectory. From the Introduction The international contributions each illuminate how the various identifiers of race, ethnicity, sexuality, age, class, gender, personhood, health, and/or religion are part of both material expressions of social affiliations, and transient experiences of identity. The Archaeology of Plural and Changing Identities: Beyond Identification will be of great interest to archaeologists, anthropologists, historians, curators and other social scientists interested in the mutability of identification through material remains.

Community Identity and Archaeology

Author: Naoíse Mac Sweeney
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472117866
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Exploring the notion of community identity in an archaeological context

Cultural Identity and Archaeology

Author: Markus Donath
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415106764
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Some ferromagnetic materials with localized magnetic moments have become a hot topic of modern solid state physics because of their potential applications, e.g. in spintronic devices. The magnetic systems of interest comprise diluted magnetic semiconductors and half-metallic ferromagnets. Like conventional concentrated local-moment systems, they are characterized by an exchange interaction between localized magnetic moments and quasi-free charge carriers. The current research on local-moment ferromagnetism is reviewed in a tutorial style by leading experts in this field. Experimentalists present the latest approaches to characterize the unique material properties and theoreticians share decisive ideas to describe the observed phenomena theoretically. Students and researchers alike will benefit from this status report.

Social Bioarchaeology

Author: Sabrina C. Agarwal
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444390520
Format: PDF
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Illustrates new methodological directions in analyzing human social and biological variation Offers a wide array of research on past populations around the globe Explains the central features of bioarchaeological research by key researchers and established experts around the world

Time Culture and Identity

Author: Julian Thomas
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415197878
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This thought-provoking and valuable volume presents three case studies which explore some of the central issues in European prehistory in these terms. Each works at a different scale of analysis and over a different time scale.

Archaeology of Identity and Dissonance

Author: Diane F. George
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780813056197
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This book employs the discipline of historical archaeology to study this process as it occurs in new and challenging environments. It tackles these questions not only in multiple dimensions of earthly space but also in a panorama of historical time. The book seeks to make the study of the past relevant to our globalized, post-colonized, and capitalized world.