Archaeology and Colonialism

Cultural Contact from 5000 BC to the Present

Author: Chris Gosden

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521787956

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

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A comparative survey of 5000 years of colonialism.
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The Archaeology of Colonialism

Author: Claire L. Lyons,John K. Papadopoulos

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892366354

Category: Architecture

Page: 284

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The Archaeology of Colonialism demonstrates how artifacts are not only the residue of social interaction but also instrumental in shaping identities and communities. Claire Lyons and John Papadopoulos summarize the complex issues addressed by this collection of essays. Four case studies illustrate the use of archaeological artifacts to reconstruct social structures. They include ceramic objects from Mesopotamian colonists in fourth-millennium Anatolia; the Greek influence on early Iberian sculpture and language; the influence of architecture on the West African coast; and settlements across Punic Sardinia that indicate the blending of cultures. The remaining essays look at the roles myth, ritual, and religion played in forming colonial identities. In particular, they discuss the cultural middle ground established among Greeks and Etruscans; clothing as an instrument of European colonialism in nineteenth-century Oceania; sixteenth-century Andean urban planning and kinship relations; and the Dutch East India Company settlement at the Cape of Good Hope.
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The Archaeology of Colonialism

Intimate Encounters and Sexual Effects

Author: Barbara L. Voss,Eleanor Conlin Casella

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139503138

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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This volume examines human sexuality as an intrinsic element in the interpretation of complex colonial societies. While archaeological studies of the historic past have explored the dynamics of European colonialism, such work has largely ignored broader issues of sexuality, embodiment, commemoration, reproduction and sensuality. Recently, however, scholars have begun to recognize these issues as essential components of colonization and imperialism. This book explores a variety of case studies, revealing the multifaceted intersections of colonialism and sexuality. Incorporating work that ranges from Phoenician diasporic communities of the eighth century to Britain's nineteenth-century Australian penal colonies to the contemporary Maroon community of Brazil, this volume changes the way we understand the relationship between sexuality and colonial history.
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An Archaeology of Colonial Identity

Power and Material Culture in the Dwars Valley, South Africa

Author: Gavin Lucas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306485397

Category: History

Page: 223

View: 1897

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"An Archaeology of Colonial Identity examines how colonial identities were constructed in the Cape Colony of South Africa from its establishment in the 17th century up to the 20th century. It is an explicitly archaeological approach but one which also draws more widely on documentary material to examine how different people in the colony - from settler to slave - constructed identities through material culture." "This book is aimed primarily at archaeologists, but will also attract historians and those interested in cultural theory and material culture studies. Specifically, historical archaeologists and students of historical archaeology will be the primary readers of this volume."--Jacket.
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The Archaeology of Colonial Encounters

Comparative Perspectives

Author: Gil Stein

Publisher: James Currey

ISBN: 9780852559802

Category: Acculturation

Page: 445

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This book provides an essential empirical and theoretical benchmark upon which scholars of colonization and colonialism in other regions and periods can build their own interpretations.
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Archaeology of Culture Contact and Colonialism in Spanish and Portuguese America

Author: Pedro Paulo A. Funari,Maria Ximena Senatore

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319080695

Category: Social Science

Page: 369

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The volume contributes to disrupt the old grand narrative of cultural contact and colonialism in Spanish and Portuguese America in a wide and complete sense. This edited volume aims at exploring contact archaeology in the modern era. Archaeology has been exploring the interaction of peoples and cultures from early times, but only in the last few decades have cultural contact and material world been recognized as crucial elements to understanding colonialism and the emergence of modernity. Modern colonialism studies pose questions in need of broader answers. This volume explores these answers in Spanish and Portuguese America, comprising present-day Latin America and formerly Spanish territories now part of the United States. The volume addresses studies of the particular features of Spanish-Portuguese colonialism, as well as the specificities of Iberian colonization, including hybridism, religious novelties, medieval and modern social features, all mixed in a variety of ways unique and so different from other areas, particularly the Anglo-Saxon colonial thrust. Cultural contact studies offer a particularly in-depth picture of the uniqueness of Latin America in terms of its cultural mixture. This volume particularly highlights local histories, revealing novelty, diversity, and creativity in the conformation of the new colonial realities, as well as presenting Latin America as a multicultural arena, with astonishing heterogeneity in thoughts, experiences, practices, and, material worlds.
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The Archaeology of Capitalism in Colonial Contexts

Postcolonial Historical Archaeologies

Author: Sarah K. Croucher,Lindsay Weiss

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461401926

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

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The Archaeology of Capitalism in Colonial Contexts: Postcolonial Historical Archaeologies explores the complex interplay of colonial and capital formations throughout the modern world. The authors present a critical approach to this topic, trying to shift discourses in the theoretical framework of historical archaeology of capitalism and colonialism through the use of postcolonial theory. This work does not suggest a new theoretical framework as such, but rather suggests the importance of revising key theoretical terms employed within historical archaeology, arguing for new engagements with postcolonial theory of relevance to all historical archaeologists as the field de-centers from its traditional locations. Examining case studies from North America, South America, the Caribbean, Africa, Australia, the Middle East, and Europe, the chapters offer an unusually broad ranging geography of historical archaeology, with each focused on the interplay between the particularisms of colonial structures and the development of capitalism and wider theoretical discussions. Every author also draws attention to the ramifications of their case studies in the contemporary world. With its cohesive theoretical framework this volume is a key resource for those interested in decolonizing historical archaeology in theory and praxis, and for those interested in the development of modern global dynamics.
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Social Transformations in Archaeology

Global and Local Perspectives

Author: Kristian Kristiansen,Michael Rowlands

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134916973

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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Social Transformations in Archaeology explores the relevance of archaeology to the study of long-term change and to the understanding of our contemporary world. The articles are divided into: * broader theoretical issues * post-colonial issues in a wide range of contexts * archaeological examination of colonialism with case studies from the Mediterranean in the first millenium BC and historical Africa.
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