Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology

Meaning and Ideology in Historical Archaeology

Style, Social Identity, and Capitalism in an Australian Town

Authors: Burke, Heather

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Focusing on the city of Armidale during the period 1830 to 1930, this book investigates the relationship between the development of capitalism in a particular region (New England, Australia) and the expression of ideology within architectural style. The author analyzes how style encodes meaning and how it relates to the social contexts and relationships within capitalism, which in turn are related to the construction of ideology over time.

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`The study of capitalism challenges archaeologists and thus it is impressive when a scholar succesfully rises to this challenge. Meaning and Ideology in Historical Archaeology meets this challenge and should be read by any scholar interested in understanding capitalism.'
American Antiquity, 66:1 (2001)
`Heather Burke has produced a very important, perhaps landmark study using archaeological evidence to interpret and understand the evolving boundaries of class and status in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. I recommend this book to all historical archaeologists interested in issues of class structure, ideology, material culture or reading building fabric.'
Australasian Historical Archaeology, 18 (2000)
`This volume is a welcome addition to the study of architecture from archaeological perspective ... this body of data from the rural city of Armidale will provide useful comparative material for similar studies undertaken in other former British colonies, for example, in the United States and South Africa. '
Historical Archaeology, 35:2 (2001)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Meaning and Ideology in Historical Archaeology
Book Subtitle
Style, Social Identity, and Capitalism in an Australian Town
Authors
Series Title
Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-4769-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-4769-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-46066-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-7159-5
Series ISSN
1574-0439
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 276
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