Archaeologies of "Us" and "Them": Debating History, Heritage and Indigeneity

Charlotta Hillerdal (Editor), Anna Karlström (Editor), Carl-Gösta Ojala (Editor)

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Archaeologies of “Us” and “Them” explores the concept of indigeneity within the field of archaeology and heritage and in particular examines the shifts in power that occur when ‘we’ define ‘the other’ by categorizing ‘them’ as indigenous. Recognizing the complex and shifting distinctions between indigenous and non-indigenous pasts and presents, this volume gives a nuanced analysis of the underlying definitions, concepts and ethics associated with this field in order to explore Indigenous archaeology as a theoretical, ethical and political concept.

Indigenous archaeology is an increasingly important topic discussed worldwide, and as such critical analyses must be applied to debates which are often surrounded by political correctness and consensus views. Drawing on an international range of global case studies, this timely and sensitive collection significantly contributes to the development of archaeological critical theory.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages322
ISBN (Electronic)9781315641997
ISBN (Print)9781138188914, 9780367875275
Publication statusPublished - 27 Feb 2017

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Archaeology


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