Of Capitalism and Crabs: Understanding and Challenging the Dynamics of Preservation in Charm City
This is an abstract from the session entitled "Slow Archaeology + Fast Capitalism: Hard Lessons and Future Strategies from Urban Archaeology" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.
Preservation in Baltimore is guided by local and national regimes of values. Often these values are tied to commercialism and market-based identities. Narratives that contradict or counter these profit-centered and contrived values are often minimized or ignored. The result is the preservation of a very limited and selective history of Baltimore. This paper explores recent efforts to use archaeology to tell a more inclusive and complete history of Charm City and make archaeology a consideration in future preservation efforts.
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Of Capitalism and Crabs: Understanding and Challenging the Dynamics of Preservation in Charm City. Katherine Boyle, Adam Fracchia. 2020 ( tDAR id: 457524)
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