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Nationalism, Politics and the Practice of Archaeology

ISBN/ASIN: 0521558395,9780521558396 | 1996 | English | pdf | 344/340 pages | 25.5 Mb
Publisher: Cambridge University Press | Author: Philip L. Kohl, Clare Fawcett

Archaeology has often been put to political use, particularly by nationalists. This timely collection ranges from propaganda purposes served by archaeology in the Nazi state to lesser-known instances of ideological archaeology elsewhere. A distinguished group of international scholars highlights common threads in these experiences, arguing that archaeologists need to be more sophisticated about the use and abuse of their studies. The book raises cogent questions concerning not only archaeology, but also history and anthropology in general.

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