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The Resource Contemporary archaeology and the city : creativity, ruination, and political action, edited by Laura McAtackney and Krysta Ryzewski

Contemporary archaeology and the city : creativity, ruination, and political action, edited by Laura McAtackney and Krysta Ryzewski

Label
Contemporary archaeology and the city : creativity, ruination, and political action
Title
Contemporary archaeology and the city
Title remainder
creativity, ruination, and political action
Statement of responsibility
edited by Laura McAtackney and Krysta Ryzewski
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Contemporary Archaeology and the City' foregrounds the archaeological study of post-industrial and other urban transformations through a diverse, international collection of case studies. Over the past decade contemporary archaeology has emerged as a dynamic force for dissecting and contextualizing the material complexities of present-day societies. In doing so it challenges conventional anthropological and archaeological conceptions of the past by pushing temporal boundaries closer to, if not into, the present. The volume is organized around three themes that highlight the multifaceted character of urban life in present-day cities--creativity, ruination, and political action. The case studies in this volume offer comparative perspectives on transformative global, urban processes in local contexts, including the struggling, post-industrial cities of Detroit, Belfast, Indianapolis, Berlin, Liverpool, Belém, and post-apartheid Cape Town, as well as the thriving urban centres of Melbourne, New York City, London, Chicago, and Istanbul. Contributions demonstrate how the contemporary city is a palimpsest composed of archaeological assemblages--of the built environment, the surfaces, and buried subsurface--that retain traces of the various pasts entangled with one another in the present. This volume positions the city as one of the most important and dynamic arenas for archaeological studies of the contemporary by dissecting and reconceptualizing some of the major theoretical and methodological issues currently facing socially-engaged archaeologists"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDX
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
CC77.U72
LC item number
C66 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McAtackney, Laura
  • Ryzewski, Krysta
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urban archaeology
  • Urban archaeology
  • Deindustrialization
  • Sociology, Urban
  • Industriearchäologie
  • Stadt
  • Archäologie
  • Baufälligkeit
  • Kultur
  • Kulturerbe
  • Kulturpolitik
  • Deindustrialization
  • Sociology, Urban
  • Urban archaeology
Label
Contemporary archaeology and the city : creativity, ruination, and political action, edited by Laura McAtackney and Krysta Ryzewski
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : contemporary archaeology and the city : creativity, ruination, and political action / Laura McAtackney and Krysta Ryzewski -- Section I. Creativity. Artist spaces in Berlin : defining and redefining a city through contemporary archaeology / Carolyn L. White and Steven Seidenberg ; Cultural heritage and political ecology : a modest proposal from Istanbul via Detroit / Ian Alden Russell ; Making music in Detroit : archaeology, popular music, and post-industrial heritage / Krysta Ryzewski -- Section II. Ruination. Embers from the house of blazes : fragments, relics, ruins of Chicago / Rebecca S. Graff ; Commemorating Melbourne's past : constructing and contesting space, time, and public memory in contemporary parkscapes / Madeline Shanahan and Brian Shanahan ; Ruined by the thirst for urban prosperity : contemporary archaeology of city water systems / April M. Beisaw ; Ruins of the south / Alfredo González-Ruibal -- Section III. Political action. Creative destruction and neoliberal landscapes : post-industrial archaeologies beyond ruins / Sefryn Penrose ; Repercussions of differential deindustrialization in the city : memory and identity in contemporary East Belfast / Laura McAtackney ; A renaissance with revenants : images gathered from the ruins of Cape Town's Districts One and Six / Christian Ernsten ; Encountering home : a contemporary archaeology of homelessness / Courtney Singleton ; The optimism of absence : an archaeology of displacement, effacement, and modernity / Paul R. Mullins -- Conclusion : a future for urban contemporary archaeology / Krysta Ryzewski and Laura McAtackney
Control code
1002189254
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xix, 278 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780198803607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1002189254
Label
Contemporary archaeology and the city : creativity, ruination, and political action, edited by Laura McAtackney and Krysta Ryzewski
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : contemporary archaeology and the city : creativity, ruination, and political action / Laura McAtackney and Krysta Ryzewski -- Section I. Creativity. Artist spaces in Berlin : defining and redefining a city through contemporary archaeology / Carolyn L. White and Steven Seidenberg ; Cultural heritage and political ecology : a modest proposal from Istanbul via Detroit / Ian Alden Russell ; Making music in Detroit : archaeology, popular music, and post-industrial heritage / Krysta Ryzewski -- Section II. Ruination. Embers from the house of blazes : fragments, relics, ruins of Chicago / Rebecca S. Graff ; Commemorating Melbourne's past : constructing and contesting space, time, and public memory in contemporary parkscapes / Madeline Shanahan and Brian Shanahan ; Ruined by the thirst for urban prosperity : contemporary archaeology of city water systems / April M. Beisaw ; Ruins of the south / Alfredo González-Ruibal -- Section III. Political action. Creative destruction and neoliberal landscapes : post-industrial archaeologies beyond ruins / Sefryn Penrose ; Repercussions of differential deindustrialization in the city : memory and identity in contemporary East Belfast / Laura McAtackney ; A renaissance with revenants : images gathered from the ruins of Cape Town's Districts One and Six / Christian Ernsten ; Encountering home : a contemporary archaeology of homelessness / Courtney Singleton ; The optimism of absence : an archaeology of displacement, effacement, and modernity / Paul R. Mullins -- Conclusion : a future for urban contemporary archaeology / Krysta Ryzewski and Laura McAtackney
Control code
1002189254
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xix, 278 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780198803607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1002189254

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