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Advocacy and Archaeology
Edited by Kelly M. Britt and Diane F. George
254 pages, 32 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-80073-964-2 $149.00/£110.00 / Hb / Published (April 2023)
eISBN 978-1-80073-965-9 eBook
Archaeologists have a history of being prime agents of change, particularly in advocating for protection and preservation of historical resources. As more social issues intersect with archaeology and historical sites, we see archaeologists and others continuing to advocate for not only historic resources, but for the larger social justice issues that threaten the communities in which these resources reside. Inspired by the idea of revolution and excitement about the ways archaeology is being used in social justice arenas, this volume seeks to visualize archaeology as part of a movement by redefining what archaeology is and does for the greater good.
Kelly M. Britt, PhD, RPA is Assistant Professor of Urban Archaeology at Brooklyn College whose research focuses on community-based historical archaeology of urban spaces. She completed her PhD in Anthropology from Columbia University in 2009 and spent seven years at FEMA as their Regional II Archaeologist before joining Brooklyn College.
Diane F. George is an adjunct instructor of anthropology at Fordham university. She received her PhD from the CUNY Graduate Center and her JD from the University of Pittsburgh. She specializes in historical archaeology, focusing on nationalism, colonialism, and historical memory. She is the co-editor of Archaeology of Identity and Dissonance published in 2019.
Subject: ArchaeologyHistory (General)Political and Economic Anthropology
Area: North America
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