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    DescriptionCultural identity is a key area of debate in contemporary Europe. Despite widespread use of the past in the construction of ethnic, national and European identity, theories of cultural identity have been neglected in archaeology. Focusing on the interrelationships between concepts of cultural identity today and the interpretation of past cultural groups, Cultural Identity and Archaeology offers proactive archaeological perspectives in the debate surrounding European identities. This fascinating and thought-provoking book covers three key areas. It considers how material remains are used in the interpretation of cultural identities, for example 'pan-Celtic culture' and 'Bronze Age Europe'. Finally, it looks at archaeological evidence for the construction of cultural identities in the European past. The authors are critical of monolithic constructions of Europe, and also of the ethnic and national groups within it. in place of such exclusive cultural, political and territorial entities the book argues for a consideration of the diverse, hybrid and multiple nature of European cultural identities.


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    Title
    Cultural Identity and Archaeology
    Subtitle
    The Construction of European Communities
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Paul Graves-Brown, Edited by Sian Jones, Edited by Clive Gamble
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 458 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415642866
    ISBN 10: 0415642868
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25530
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    BIC subject category V2: HD
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000
    LC classification: CC
    DC23: 936
    Thema V1.0: NK, JBCC
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    11 November 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Paul Graves-Brown is a Research Fellow in the Department of Psychology, University of Southampton. He researches in interdisciplinary areas, particularly human origins and the relationships between material culture and mental processes. Sian Jones is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Archaeology, University of Southampton and has written and researched on ethnicity and archaeology. Clive Gamble is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Southampton and has published extensively on the Palaeolithic.
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