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This book delves into the politics of contemporary archaeology in an increasingly complex international environment. Describing various forms of cosmopolitan engagement, the contributors explore the implications of applying the cosmopolitan ideals of obligation to others and respect for cultural difference to archaeological practice, showing that those ethics increasingly demand the rethinking of research agendas. While cosmopolitan archaeologies must be practiced in contextually specific ways, what unites and defines them is archaeologists’ acceptance of responsibility for the repercussions of their projects, as well as their undertaking of heritage practices attentive to the concerns of the living communities with whom they work. These concerns may require archaeologists to address the impact of war, the political and economic depredations of past regimes, the livelihoods of those living near archaeological sites, or the incursions of transnational companies and institutions.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Introduction: Cosmopolitan Heritage Ethics
  2. Lynn Meskell
  3. pp. 1-27
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  1. 1. Young and Free: The Australian Past in a Global Future
  2. Jane Lydon
  3. pp. 28-47
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  1. 2. Strangers and Brothers? Heritage, Human Rights, and Cosmopolitan Archaeology in Oceania
  2. Ian Lilley
  3. pp. 48-67
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  1. 3. Archaeology and the Fortress of Rationality
  2. Denis Byrne
  3. pp. 68-88
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  1. 4. The Nature of Culture in Kruger National Park
  2. Lynn Meskell
  3. pp. 89-112
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  1. 5. Vernacular Cosmopolitanism: An Archaeological Critique of Universalistic Reason
  2. Alfredo Gonzalez-Ruibal
  3. pp. 113-139
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  1. 6. The Archaeologist as a World Citizen: On the Morals of Heritage Preservation and Destruction
  2. Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh
  3. pp. 140-165
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  1. 7. “Time’s Wheel Runs Back”: Conversations with the Middle Eastern Past
  2. Sandra Arnold Scham
  3. pp. 166-183
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  1. 8. Mavili’s Voice
  2. Ian Hodder
  3. pp. 184-204
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  1. 9. “Walking Around Like They Own The Place”: Quotidian Cosmopolitanism at a Maya and World Heritage Archaeological Site
  2. Lisa Breglia
  3. pp. 205-227
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  1. 10. Translating Ecuadorian Modernities: Pre-Hispanic Archaeology and the Reproduction of Global Difference
  2. O. Hugo Benavides
  3. pp. 228-248
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 249-284
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 285-288
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 289-296
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  1. About the Author
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780822392422
Related ISBN
9780822344322
MARC Record
OCLC
1103686882
Pages
304
Launched on MUSE
2019-06-24
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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