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The Resource Contemporary archaeology and the city : creativity, ruination, and political action, Laura McAtackney, Krysta Ryzewski

Contemporary archaeology and the city : creativity, ruination, and political action, Laura McAtackney, Krysta Ryzewski

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Contemporary archaeology and the city : creativity, ruination, and political action
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Contemporary archaeology and the city
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creativity, ruination, and political action
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Laura McAtackney, Krysta Ryzewski
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eng
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Contemporary Archaeology and the City foregrounds the archaeological study of post-industrial and other urban transformations through a diverse, international collection of case studies. Over the past decade contemporary archaeology has emerged as a dynamic force for dissecting and contextualizing the material complexities of present-day societies. Contemporary archaeology challenges conventional anthropological and archaeological conceptions of the past by pushing temporal boundaries closer to, if not into, the present. The volume is organized around three themes that highlight the multifaceted character of urban transitions in present-day cities - creativity, ruination, and political action. The case studies offer comparative perspectives on transformative global urban processes in local contexts through research conducted in the struggling, post-industrial cities of Detroit, Belfast, Indianapolis, Berlin, Liverpool, Belém, and post-Apartheid Cape Town, as well as the thriving urban centres of Melbourne, New York City, London, Chicago, and Istanbul. Together, the volume contributions demonstrate how the contemporary city is an urban palimpsest comprised by archaeological assemblages - of the built environment, the surface, and buried sub-surface - that are traces of the various pasts entangled with one another in the present. This volume aims to position the city as one of the most important and dynamic arenas for archaeological studies of the contemporary by presenting a range of theoretically-engaged case studies that highlight some of the major issues that the study of contemporary cities pose for archaeologists.--
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1977-
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  • McAtackney, Laura
  • Ryzewski, Krysta
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  • Industrial buildings
  • Urban archaeology
  • Archaeology
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Contemporary archaeology and the city : creativity, ruination, and political action, Laura McAtackney, Krysta Ryzewski
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Introduction: Contemporary Archaeology and the City: Creativity, Ruination, and Political Action, Laura McAtackney and Krysta Ryzewski. SECTION I: CREATIVITY. 1: Artist Spaces in Berlin: Defining and Redefining a City through Contemporary Archaeology, Carolyn L. White and Steven Seidenberg. 2: Cultural Heritage and Political Ecology: A Modest Proposal from Istanbul via Detroit, Ian Alden Russell. 3: Making Music in Detroit: Archaeology, Popular Music, and Post-Industrial Heritage, Krysta Ryzewski. SECTION II: RUINATION. 4: Embers from the House of Blazes: Fragments, Relics, Ruins of Chicago, Rebecca S. Graff. 5: Commemorating Melbourne's Past: Constructing and Contesting Space, Time, and Public Memory in Contemporary Parkscapes, Brian Shanahan and Madeline Shanahan. 6: Ruined by the Thirst for Urban Prosperity: Contemporary Archaeology of City Water Systems, April M. Beisaw 7: Ruins of the South, Alfredo Gonzalez-Ruibal. SECTION III: POLITICAL ACTION. 8: Creative Destruction and Neoliberal Landscapes: Post-industrial Archaeologies Beyond Ruins, Sefryn Penrose. 9: Repercussions of Differential Deindustrialisation in the City: Memory and Identity in Contemporary East Belfast, Laura McAtackney. 10: A Renaissance with Revenants: Images Gathered from the ruins of Cape Town's Districts One and Six, Christian Ernsten. 11: Encountering Home: A Contemporary Archaeology of Homelessness, Courtney Singleton. 12: The Optimism of Absence: An Archaeology of Displacement, Effacement, and Modernity, Paul R. Mullins. Conclusion, Krysta Ryzewski and Laura McAtackney. Index
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19454177
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 278 pages
Isbn
9780198803607
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(hardback)
Lccn
2017931025
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1002189254
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Contemporary archaeology and the city : creativity, ruination, and political action, Laura McAtackney, Krysta Ryzewski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Contemporary Archaeology and the City: Creativity, Ruination, and Political Action, Laura McAtackney and Krysta Ryzewski. SECTION I: CREATIVITY. 1: Artist Spaces in Berlin: Defining and Redefining a City through Contemporary Archaeology, Carolyn L. White and Steven Seidenberg. 2: Cultural Heritage and Political Ecology: A Modest Proposal from Istanbul via Detroit, Ian Alden Russell. 3: Making Music in Detroit: Archaeology, Popular Music, and Post-Industrial Heritage, Krysta Ryzewski. SECTION II: RUINATION. 4: Embers from the House of Blazes: Fragments, Relics, Ruins of Chicago, Rebecca S. Graff. 5: Commemorating Melbourne's Past: Constructing and Contesting Space, Time, and Public Memory in Contemporary Parkscapes, Brian Shanahan and Madeline Shanahan. 6: Ruined by the Thirst for Urban Prosperity: Contemporary Archaeology of City Water Systems, April M. Beisaw 7: Ruins of the South, Alfredo Gonzalez-Ruibal. SECTION III: POLITICAL ACTION. 8: Creative Destruction and Neoliberal Landscapes: Post-industrial Archaeologies Beyond Ruins, Sefryn Penrose. 9: Repercussions of Differential Deindustrialisation in the City: Memory and Identity in Contemporary East Belfast, Laura McAtackney. 10: A Renaissance with Revenants: Images Gathered from the ruins of Cape Town's Districts One and Six, Christian Ernsten. 11: Encountering Home: A Contemporary Archaeology of Homelessness, Courtney Singleton. 12: The Optimism of Absence: An Archaeology of Displacement, Effacement, and Modernity, Paul R. Mullins. Conclusion, Krysta Ryzewski and Laura McAtackney. Index
Control code
19454177
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 278 pages
Isbn
9780198803607
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017931025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1002189254

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