Public dialectics: Marxist reflection in archaeology

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Abstract

The public dimensions of archaeological practice are explored through a new method called Marxist reflexivity. This use for Marxism draws a parallel with recent reflexive archaeologies that highlight the impact of archaeologists and archaeological processes on the creation of archaeological records. Though similar in this sense of critique, reflexive and Marxist archaeologies do not often overlap, as each is essentially driven by a distinct agenda and logic. Through a critical review of four public programs undertaken in historical archaeology, this distinction is disassembled.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-44
Number of pages19
JournalHistorical Archaeology
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2005

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