New Perspectives in Global Public Archaeology

Editors: Okamura, Katsuyuki, Matsuda, Akira (Eds.)

  • Essential guide to Public Archaeology that covers the field both geographically and theoretically
  • Contributions from international experts, providing case studies from all over the world
  • Critically examines the development of public archaeology
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New Perspectives in Global Public Archaeology
Edited by Katsuyuki Okamura and Akira Matsuda

Since its very beginning, archaeology has in many senses always related to a much wider constituency than just archaeologists. This relationship between archaeology and the public has often been overlooked and constantly changes. Public archaeology, as a field of research and practice, has been developing since the 1970s in English-speaking countries, particularly in the United States, Britain, and Australia, and is today beginning to spread to other parts of the world. Global expansion of public archaeology comes with the recognition of the need for a careful understanding of local contexts, particularly the culture and socio-political climate.

This volume critically examines the current theories and practices of public archaeology through relevant case studies from different regions throughout the world, including: Japan, China, South Korea, New Caledonia, South Africa, Senegal, Jordon, Italy, Peru, Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia. These case studies are examined from a wide variety of theoretical contexts, to provide a thorough and comprehensive guide to the state of public archaeology today, as well as implications for its future.

As the theory and practice of public archaeology continues to change and grow, archaeology’s relationship with the broader community needs to be critically and openly examined. The contributions in this wide-ranging work are a key source of information for anyone practicing or studying archaeology in a public context.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction: New Perspectives in Global Public Archaeology

    Matsuda, Akira (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Is a Shared Past Possible? The Ethics and Practice of Archaeology in the Twenty-First Century

    Hodder, Ian

    Pages 19-28

  • Engaged Archaeology: Whose Community? Which Public?

    Pyburn, K. Anne

    Pages 29-41

  • “Public Archaeology” in China: A Preliminary Investigation

    Wang, Tao

    Pages 43-56

  • Public Archaeology in Canada

    Lea, Joanne (et al.)

    Pages 57-76

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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-5874-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Perspectives in Global Public Archaeology
Editors
  • Katsuyuki Okamura
  • Akira Matsuda
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-0341-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-0341-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-0340-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-5874-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 280
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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