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Cornelius Holtorf and Angela Piccini

This book is about the archaeology of the present and the very recent past. Archaeology’s repertoire of questions, procedures, methodologies and terminologies, its material manifestations (protected sites, public museums, archives) and its popular appeals are rooted in modernity. Contemporary archaeologies marry archaeology in the modern world with the archaeology of the modern world. Their strengths lie in a stimulating mix of interdisciplinary practices across academic, public-sector and professional contexts. This book brings together a wide variety of original case-studies, from contemporary theme parks to the bases of Antarctica expeditions, from a rocket engine test site in Australia to Swedish automobile history, from tiger enclosures to the ‘privatisation of experience’, and from a Nevada peace camp to a stretch of gutter in Bristol.
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Sourcebook for Garden Archaeology

Methods, Techniques, Interpretations and Field Examples

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Edited by Amina-Aïcha Malek

The Sourcebook for Garden Archaeology addresses the increasing need among archaeologists, who discover a garden during their own excavation project, for advice and update on current issues in garden archaeology. It also aims at stimulating broader interest in garden archaeology. Archaeologists with no specific training in garden archaeology will read about specific problems of soil archaeology with a handful of well-developed techniques, critical discussions and a number of extremely different uses. Methods are described in sufficient detail for any archaeologist to engage into field work, adapt them to their own context and develop their own methodology. While the Sourcebook aims at bringing together different disciplines related to garden archaeology and providing an overview of present knowledge, it also hopes to encourage development of new directions for the future.
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Archaeology, Ideology and Society

The German Experience

Heinrich Härke

This volume explores the relationship between archaeology, politics and society in Germany from the later 19th to the end of the 20th century. The contributions discuss key aspects of this relationship in their historical context, beginning with the triumph of national archaeology over universalist anthropology, continuing with the exploitation of archaeology by the Nazi and Communist regimes, the widespread collaboration by archaeologists, and the political and intellectual aftermath of these two episodes. Other contributions raise no less important questions about the role of archaeology in democratic society, by exploring issues such as university teaching, public attitudes, gender, and research abroad. Contributors from outside Germany put this experience into a contemporary, European and international context.
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Henry O. Thompson

Archaeology has been growing in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan as an academic subject in the schools, as an Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology at the new Yarmouk University, as the on going publishing and digging and preservation efforts of the Jordanian Department of Antiquities, now 70 years old, as growing numbers of foreign expeditions dig into Jordanian soil. The essays and reports in this volume share the experience and finds of several excavation and study efforts carried out with the Jordanian Department personnel who contribute to these studies.
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Archaeology of Play

The Re-Discovery of Platonic-Aristotelian Tripartivism in Interdisciplinary Discourses

Lope Lesigues

Archaeology of Play: The Re-Discovery of Platonic-Aristotelian Tripartivism in Interdisciplinary Discourses proposes that play’s antithesis is not seriousness but rather one-dimensionality. This book argues that the rediscovery of Platonic-Aristotelian tripartivism lends to a more expansive appreciation of play in terms of three rhetorical registers—namely, skholé, agon, and paidia. Scholastic play resides in leisure and contemplation. Agonistics is realmed in competition, contests, and power-play, while paidiatics is expressed in lowly ruses, trickeries, recreation, and amusement of the low-bred and the subaltern. By subjecting play to the tripartite lens, Archaeology of Play highlights vital surpluses and lacunae in the treatment of the subject matter and therefore yields a refreshing, re-politicized understanding of play dynamics in the different fields of human endeavor.

Furthermore, Bourdieu’s and Rancière’s lusory discourses redeem play from the pitfalls of triadic over-schematization by thinking beyond tripartivism. The lively interlocution with other play theorists—Pieper, Kant, Schiller, Marcuse, Gadamer, Veblen, Arendt, Lyotard, Derrida, Foucault, Bakhtin, de Certeau, among others—adds substance to the mix where play becomes a critical resource for politics, aesthetics, and the democratic reordering of sociality.

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Archaeology of Play Lope Lesigues Archaeology of Play The Re-Discovery of Platonic-Aristotelian Tripartivism in Interdisciplinary Discourses

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Archaeology of Play ABOUT THE AUTHOR ( S )/ EDITOR ( S ) Lope Lesigues earned his M.A., S.Th.D., and Ph.D. in theology at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). In 2012, he spent his sabbatical leave at Harvard University to write the foundational scaffoldings of Archaeology of Play . He has published a number of scholarly essays in various interdisciplinary discourses along the lines of aesthetics, politics, and digital catechesis. Lesigues is an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Studies at Fordham University. He is also

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Archaeology of Play THIS EBOOK CAN BE CITED This edition of the eBook can be cited. To enable this we have marked the start and end of a page. In cases where a word straddles a page break, the marker is placed inside the word at exactly the same position as in the physical book. This means that occasionally a word might be bifurcated by this marker.

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Archaeology of Play ABOUT THE BOOK Archaeology of Play: The Re-Discovery of Platonic-Aristotelian Tripartivism in Interdisciplinary Discourses proposes that play’s antithesis is not seriousness but rather one-dimensionality. This book argues that the rediscovery of Platonic-Aristotelian tripartivism lends to a more expansive appreciation of play in terms of three rhetorical registers—namely, skholé, agon , and paidia . Scholastic play resides in leisure and contemplation. Agonistics is realmed in competition, contests, and power-play, while paidiatics is