Archaeology, graffiti and prisons

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    Archaeology is arguably the only discipline that studies all of human history
    in all of its facets. But it has also been—and remains—a deeply colonial study.
    The grand claim that archaeology studies all of human history is a typical
    colonial—even imperial—arrogance. And yet archaeology is a powerful, if partial,
    mode of surveillance and is able literally and metaphorically to go beyond
    surface appearances. What then can archaeology—and more specifically
    archaeologists—do to de-colonise and then to cosmopolitanise the discipline?
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGlobal Social Archaeologies
    Subtitle of host publication Making a Difference in a World of Strangers
    EditorsKoji Mizoguchi, Claire Smith
    Place of PublicationLondon
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)9781000587036
    ISBN (Print) 9781629583068
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2019


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