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Bioarchaeology and Social Theory

Bioarchaeology and Social Theory

Series Ed.: Martin, Debra L.

ISSN: 2567-6776

Bioarchaeology and Social Theory aims to publish research grounded in empirical and scientific analysis of human skeletonized remains (referred to as bioarchaeology) from a wide variety of ancient, historic and contemporary contexts. The interpretations utilize social theory to frame the questions that blend cultural, environmental and social domains so that an integrated picture emerges.  In this series, scholars have moved bioarchaeology into new methodological and theoretical areas.

Bioarchaeology is an exciting, innovative and relevant subdiscipline of anthropology and it is experiencing a fluorescence of application that has never been seen before. Bioarchaeologists are producing a body of scholarship that demonstrates the relevance of this kind of work for not only the unknown ancient past, but also for the present.  Bioarchaeologists featured in this series are producing a body of scholarship that demonstrates the relevance of this kind of work for not only the unknown ancient past, but also for, in this case, known historical and contemporary practices. The biocultural approach encourages the use of multiple lines of evidence and this produces a more compelling and nuanced way of understanding human behavior in all of its complexities.

Social theory bridges biological data with cultural processes such as power, ideology, symbols, meaning, social structures, agency, and identity. The series promotes studies that link past understandings with present-day problem solving. In addition, ethical and critical considerations of bioarchaeological research are also emphasized.

Topics examined in this series include (but are not limited to) case studies that examine:

·       identity, human variation, racism, gender and sex

·       captives and slavery, warfare, conflict and violence, inequality and hierarchy,

·       colonization and marginalization, industrialization and urbanization,

·       social control, imperialism and subordination, migration and climate change.

This book series is indexed in SCOPUS. 

For inquiries and submissions of proposals, authors may contact Series Editor, Debra Martin at Debra.Martin @ unlv.edu or Publishing Editor, Christi Lue at christi.lue @ springer. com

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