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Author Gathercole, P
Title The Politics of the Past
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 1994
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (348 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series One World Archaeology Ser
One World Archaeology Ser
Note Book Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents
'History is written by the winners' is the received wisdom. This book explains why historical interpretation has to incorporate perspectives from those other than 'winners', and demonstrates archaeology's crucial role in this wide-ranging approach. The book draws more on Africa, Afro-America, Australasia and Oceania than on Europe, the source of the traditionally dominant perspective in archaeology. The four organizing themes of The Politics of the Past are the forms and consequences of the Eurocentric heritage, the conflicting perspectives of rulers and ruled, the significance of administrative and institutional rivalries, and the cleavages that divide professional from popular views of archaeology. Archaeologists, anthropologists, historians and other scholars will find The Politics of the Past illuminating and provocative. It will enrich historical and archaeological inquiry and interpretation, and ramify their relevance for public policy
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Gathercole, P. The Politics of the Past London : Taylor & Francis Group,c1994 9780415095549
Subject Archaeology -- Political aspects -- Congresses.;Archaeology -- Political aspects -- Developing countries -- Congresses.;Archaeology and state -- Congresses.;Archaeology and state -- Developing countries -- Congresses.;Ethnocentrism -- Congresses
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Alt Author Lowenthal, D
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