Potsherds, Paving Stones, and Puppets: Possible Paths for an Anarchist Archaeology
Author(s): James Birmingham
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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This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
- Society for American Archaeology 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2015) •
- Anarchy and Archaeology: Contesting Hierarchy, Power, and Authority in the Past and Today
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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)