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Atlantic Traverses, Contrastive Illuminations

Author(s): Christopher Fennell

Year: 2015

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Research projects in historical archaeology have been greatly enhanced by trans-Atlantic, comparative perspectives and questions probing the contours of European colonial impacts. Marley Brown's work has provided a key intellectual impetus to these developments. His focus has compelled colleagues to exhaust interdisciplinary data sets in each research project, and to frame questions with a large-scale, comparative perspective. A remarkable variety of research questions are being addressed, often engaging with theoretical debates on subjects such as racism, class structures, social group identity, agency, power, ethnicity, and self-determination. In a period when many of our colleagues are lost in post-structuralist and post-humanist gyres of speculation, Brown's intellectual voice navigates a path of enduring knowledge claims on vital cultural dynamics.


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Atlantic Traverses, Contrastive Illuminations. Christopher Fennell. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 433869)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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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