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Communicating Local: The Role Of Mediated Documents In The Articulation Of Values Within The City Of York

Author(s): Katrina M Foxton

Year: 2016

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Summary

Managing the historic environments of cities is a task that continually concerns local authorities and citizens. Currently in the UK, ‘Local Plans’ for the development of cities form as documents which guide archaeologists and developers forward in the ongoing rendering of urban fabrics. On the other hand, ‘Neighbourhood Plans’ written by community groups create palpable statements of ownership for local areas and heritage.  Arguably, the city’s fabric is woven not only by building materials but by medias and documents which transfer values, information and priorities across multi-localities (Marcus 1995). Any aspirations towards the inclusive practice of city-shaping surely must take account of those who do not use the technology of documentation as part of their daily lives. Hence, this presentation considers the medium of paper (both analogue and digital) in the city of York as a material with agency, one which constructs the practices of city-shapers and potentially excludes others.


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Communicating Local: The Role Of Mediated Documents In The Articulation Of Values Within The City Of York. Katrina M Foxton. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434499)


Keywords

General
local values York

Geographic Keywords
United Kingdom Western Europe

Temporal Keywords
15 minutes


Spatial Coverage

min long: -8.158; min lat: 49.955 ; max long: 1.749; max lat: 60.722 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 453

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