Indigenous Archaeologies: Decolonizing Theory and Practice (One World Archaeology)

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Indigenous Archaeologies: Decolonizing Theory and Practice (One World Archaeology)


Smith, Claire and Wobst, Hans Martin

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New York

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With case studies from North America to Australia and South Africa and covering topics from archaeological ethics to the repatriation of human remains, this book charts the development of a new form of archaeology that is informed by indigenous values and agendas. This involves fundamental changes in archaeological theory and practice as well as substantive changes in the power relations between archaeologists and indigenous peoples. Questions concerning the development of ethical archaeological practices are at the heart of this

With poems by Heather Harris, Kerry Reed-Gillbert, and David Kirkby.

Decolonizing archaeological theory and practice / Claire Smith and H. Martin Wobst
Power to the (indigenous) past and present! : or, the theory and method behind archaeological theory and method / H. Martin Wobst
Indigenous worldviews and ways of knowing as theoretical and methodological foundations for archaeological research / Heather Harris
Developing an aboriginal archaeology : receiving gifts from White Buffalo Calf Woman / Tara Million
Earthshapers and placemakers : Algonkian Indian stories and the landscape / Margaret M. Bruchac
The persistence of memory, the politics of desire : archaeological impacts on aboriginal peoples and their response / George P. Nicholas
You write it down and bring it back, that's what we want : revisiting the 1948 removal of human remains from Kunbarlanja (Oenpelli), Australia / Sally K. May, Donald Gumurdul, Jacob Manakgu, Gabriel Maranlngurra and Wilfred Nawirriidj
Letters from the field : reflections on the nineteenth-century archaeology of Harlan I. Smith in the southern interior of British Columbia, Canada / Catherine C. Carlson
Reclaiming the ancient one : addressing the conflicts between American Indians and archaeologists over protection of cultural places / Darby C. Stapp and Julia G. Longenecker
The politics of American archaeology : cultural resources, cultural affiliation and Kennewick / Joe Watkins
Silencing and sharing of southern African indigenous and embedded knowledge / Sven Ouzman
Aboriginal ecotourism and archaeology in coastal NSW, Australia : Yarrawarra Place Stories Project / Wendy Beck et al.
Kungun Ngarrindjeri Yunnan : archaeology, colonialism and re-claiming the future / Steve Hemmin and Tom Trevorrow
Coming back to country : a conversation at Firewood Creek / Peter Birty and Vincent Copley
Not just black and white : African Americans reclaiming the indigenous past / Ruth Mathic and Terry Weik
First, be humble : working with indigenous peoples and other descendant communities / Larry J. Zimmerman
We just have to show you : research ethics blekbalawei / Phyllis Wiynjorroc et al.
Living and learning on aboriginal lands : decolonizing archaeology in practice / Gary Jackson and Claire Smith
Looking forward - looking back : shaping a shared future / Ken Isaacson and Stephanie Ford
Towards an indigenous research charter / Daryle Rigney and Gus Worby
The next step : an archaeology for social justice / Claire Smith and H. Martin Wobst

Additional tags: decolonzing archaeology, colonialism, social justice, collaboration, cultural places


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