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Archeology has a unique role to play in Civic Engagement because fundamentally it is in the business of creating knowledge from a resource often held in the public trust: the archeological record. In the above quote, Barbara J.
Civic engagement means working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes.
The quotes included here suggest how the publicly funded National Park Service has an obligation that is a kind of civic engagement. And, since many archaeological projects are either funded directly from public coffers, or initiated from public policy and legal requirements, archaeological investigations, then, are linked to civic life in this country.
Barbara J. Little and Paul A. Shackel, eds.
Book Review. Museum Anthropology, Jon Daehnke. His primary argument is Barbara J.
These case studies explore the fected by their work, more seriously. In part, this relationship between archaeology and civic engage- disciplinary transition is the result of calls for in- ment in settings as diverse as Werowocomoco the clusion by members of descendant communities political center of the Powhatan chiefdom , urban weary of being treated as irrelevant to their own Indianapolis, Oakland neighborhoods damaged by history.
It also reflects changing attitudes within the Loma Prieta earthquake, colonial Philadelphia, the profession itself.
Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Returns policy. Have one to sell? Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer's personal information. Sign in. Using case studies from different regions within the United States, Guatemala, Vietnam, Canada, and Eastern Europe, Little and Shackel challenge archaeologists to create an ethical public archaeology that is concerned not just with the management of cultural resources, but with social justice and civic responsibility.
Regardless of the reason, the the Illinois frontier, and the plains of Saskatchewan. Archaeology as a Tool of Civic En- cally do not focus on cases where the archaeological gagement, edited by Barbara J. In fact, in many of these case studies of the academy.
Archaeology as a Tool of Civic Engagement is an indispensable resource for archaeologists and the communities in which they work. The authors are intensely. Little and Shackel use case studies from different regions across the world to challenge archaeologists to create an ethical public archaeology that is concerned.
As suggested by the title of the the details of the archaeological record are rela- book, the authors focus on the linkages between tively irrelevant or even absent. Instead, emphasis archaeological practice and civic life.
For instance, this emphasis think about effective ways to participate in the civic on practice is demonstrated in Kelly M. All rights reserved.
DOI: First, I was struck by the fact ciently followed in this volume when it comes to that only one chapter by Martin D. Gallivan and recognizing the history of the discipline. Danielle Moretti-Langholtz focuses exclusively on For the most part Archaeology as a Tool of Civic the use of archaeology as a tool for social justice in a Engagement provides a useful and interesting set of Native American context.
In a volume that explores case studies.