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Contemporary Archaeology and the City: Creativity, Ruination, and Political Action

Laura McAtackney and Krysta Ryzewski


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. Contemporary archaeology 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 multifacet ... More

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198803607
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198803607.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laura McAtackney, editor

Krysta Ryzewski, editor

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Section I Creativity

Section II Ruination

7 Ruins of the South

Alfredo González-Ruibal

Section III Political Action

13 Conclusion: A Future for Urban Contemporary Archaeology

Krysta Ryzewski and Laura McAtackney

End Matter