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Contemporary Archaeology in Theory: The New Pragmatism
The second edition of Contemporary Archaeology in Theory: TheNew Pragmatism, has been thoroughly updated and revised, andfeatures top scholars who redefine the theoretical and politicalagendas of the field, and challenge the usual distinctions betweentime, space, processes, and people.
Defines the relevance of archaeology and the social sciencesmore generally to the modern world
Challenges the traditional boundaries between prehistoric andhistorical archaeologies
Discusses how archaeology articulates such contemporary topicsand issues as landscape and natures; agency, meaning and practice;sexuality, embodiment and personhood; race, class, and ethnicity;materiality, memory, and historical silence; colonialism,nationalism, and empire; heritage, patrimony, and social justice;media, museums, and publics
Examines the influence of American pragmatism onarchaeology
Offers 32 new chapters by leading archaeologists and culturalanthropologists