Introduction: Entangling Artisanal and Industrial Work in Archaeologies of Creativity
Author(s): Timothy Scarlett
This paper begins with an overview of various scholarships of human creativity, with an eye toward archaeological discourses. The author then turns to a contrasting pair of nineteenth-century case studies: pottery manufacture in Utah and milling copper ore in Michigan. These two workplaces, both built and staffed by immigrants, were fundamentally attached to global flows and relations, despite their frontier settings. In one case, factory workers became artisans; while in the other, craftspeople worked through the rationalization of their craft. These contrasting studies allow the exploration of creativity at work in "worldbuilding" or "placemaking" and also reveals the entanglements that spoil our false dichotomies of labor.
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Introduction: Entangling Artisanal and Industrial Work in Archaeologies of Creativity. Timothy Scarlett. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428598)
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