‘O Brave New World’: Archaeologies of Changing Identities
Historical archaeology has been particularly concerned with how people form identities in new and challenging environments. Colonialism, capitalism and globalization create situations of displacement, replacement and difference. The papers in this session all deal with the ways in which people actively create, recreate, adjust and alter their identities using the material world. These questions are critical in trying to understand the world today, in which boundaries are simultaneously breaking down and being built up, and humans are constantly adapting to the ever-changing milieu.
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Accommodating personalities: the role of purpose-built mill workers’ housing in communal identity (2014)
Deconstructing a Marginalized Identity Formation: What the Built Environment of Dogtown Can Tell Us About Its Past and About Its Present (2014)
From Colony to Country: The archaeology of national identity formation at New York City’s South Street Seaport (2014)
Living landscapes as transitions through time: the making of social identity in the north Atlantic isles (2014)