Archaeology and Capitalism: From Ethics to Politics (One World Archaeology)

Format Post in Archaeology BY Philip Duke, Yannis Hamilakis

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The editors and contributors to this volume focus on the inherent political nature of archaeology and its impact on the practice of the Pointing to the discipline’s history of advancing imperialist, colonialist, and racist objectives, they insist that archaeology must rethink its muted professional stance and become more overtly active agents of The discipline is not about an abstract “archaeological record” but about living individuals and communities, whose lives and heritage suffer from the abuse of power relationships with states and their Only by recognizing this power disparity, and adopting a political ethic for the discipline, can archaeology justify its Chapters range from a critique of traditional ethical codes, to examinations of the capitalist motivations and structures within the discipline, to calls for an engaged, emancipatory archaeology that improves the lives of the people with whom archaeologists A direct challenge to the discipline, this volume will provoke discussion, disagreement, and inspiration for many in the

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