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Potsherds, Paving Stones, and Puppets: Possible Paths for an Anarchist Archaeology

Author(s): James Birmingham

Year: 2015

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This presentation will explain three possible strains an anarchist archaeology might pursue. While I will briefly explain how my own work in the related field of material culture studies relates to anarchist scholarship, the focus will be on exploring what an anarchist archaeology might look like. In brief one focuses on the far past or perceived "past" and what we may learn from it; the next on more recent resistance and alternative political forms; and the final on the contemporary anarchist milieu.

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Potsherds, Paving Stones, and Puppets: Possible Paths for an Anarchist Archaeology. James Birmingham. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395078)


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Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America