Appropriated Pasts

Ian McNiven and Lynette Russell outline archaeology's "colonial culture" and how it has shaped archaeological practice over the past century.

Appropriated Pasts

Author: Ian J. McNiven

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759109070

Page: 317

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: Archaeology has been complicit in the appropriation of indigenous peoples' pasts worldwide. While tales of blatant archaeological colonialism abound from the era of empire, the process also took more subtle and insidious forms. Ian McNiven and Lynette Russell outline archaeology's "colonial culture" and how it has shaped archaeological practice over the past century. Using examples from their native Australia-- and comparative material from North America, Africa, and elsewhere-- the authors show how colonized peoples were objectified by research, had their needs subordinated to those of science, were disassociated from their accomplishments by theories of diffusion, watched their histories reshaped by western concepts of social evolution, and had their cultures appropriated toward nationalist ends. The authors conclude by offering a decolonized archaeological practice through collaborative partnership with native peoples in understanding their past.

Frontiers

pinnings of archaeology as practiced in settler societies ( Appropriated Pasts :
Archaeology and Indigenous People in Settler Colonies ) . Her current research
examines Aboriginal agency and the history of Indigenous workers in the early ...

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Pluralising Pasts

Inevitably , the settler appropriation of the best land and a failure to recognise
native symbolisms had this effect , whether deliberate or not ( Windschuttle , 2004
) . Past appropriation of ' primitive ' peoples ' artefacts and human remains by ...

Pluralising Pasts

Author: Gregory Ashworth

Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)

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Page: 236

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Analyses debates around the multi-billion pound 'heritage' industry.

Performing Pasts

... and oduvars , whose repertoire was conveniently appropriated and suitably
classicised for performance purposes . ... was an elaborate exercise in selecting
an appropriate concert format that in its constitution accommodated a repertoire ...

Performing Pasts

Author: Indira Viswanathan Peterson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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Page: 356

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Revised version of seminar papers and contributed articles.

Roving Mariners

This book explores some of their lives and adventures by analyzing archival records of maritime industry, captains’ logs, ships’ records, and the journals of the sailors themselves, among other artifacts.

Roving Mariners

Author: Lynette Russell

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438444257

Page: 235

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For most Australian Aboriginal people, the impact of colonialism was blunt—dispossession, dislocation, disease, murder, and missionization. Yet there is another story of Australian history that has remained untold, a story of enterprise and entrepreneurship, of Aboriginal people seizing the opportunity to profit from life at sea as whalers and sealers. In some cases participation was voluntary; in others it was more invidious and involved kidnapping and trade in women. In many cases, the individuals maintained and exercised a degree of personal autonomy and agency within their new circumstances. This book explores some of their lives and adventures by analyzing archival records of maritime industry, captains’ logs, ships’ records, and the journals of the sailors themselves, among other artifacts. Much of what is known about this period comes from the writings of Herman Melville, and in this book Melville’s whaling novels act as a prism through which relations aboard ships are understood. Drawing on both history and literature, Roving Mariners provides a comprehensive history of Australian Aboriginal whaling and sealing.

The Entangled Past

past to our research agendas . Tensions exist between questions of how the past
created the present , and how the past is created and selectively appropriated in
the present , a question associated with constructivist stances . Elizabeth Tonkin
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The Entangled Past

Author: University of Calgary Archaeological Association. Conference

Publisher: Calgary : Archaeological Association of the University of Calgary

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The Present in Delhi s Pasts

Whereas Hindu rajas pillaged each other ' s temples , the authority of the
vanquished lord was either appropriated or reconstituted within the temple shrine
of the conqueror . The statements of conquest embodied in the process of
destruction ...

The Present in Delhi s Pasts

Author: Sunil Kumar

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Study on old monuments and villages in New Delhi.

Roving Mariners

A comprehensive history of Australian Aboriginal whaling and sealing.

Roving Mariners

Author: Lynette Russell

Publisher: Suny Press

ISBN: 9781438444246

Page: 221

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A comprehensive history of Australian Aboriginal whaling and sealing.

Material Culture Review

On the contrary , we continue to pursue topics that attempt to provide us with
insights into pasts neglected or misunder ... deals with the past , indicating the
interest of material culture scholars in how pasts are appropriated by people
today .

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The British Empire and Its Contested Pasts

... for example , was covered with a marble slab appropriated from the defeated
Mughal emperor ' s palace in Delhi ' s Red Fort . 65 Thus , memorials to
Nicholson were for many Indians associated with the brutal suppression of the
Rebellion ...

The British Empire and Its Contested Pasts

Author: Robert J. Blyth

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Imperial rule, commerce, culture and contestation of empire are all represented in this volume, with a particular (but by no means exclusive) focus on aspects and consequences of Britain's Asian empire, as well as reflections on Irish engagements with the British imperial phenomenon. While engagements between colonisers (including those bringing with them a 'civilising mission') and indigenous peoples are explored, so too are cultural perceptions of empire by Britons, and Britain by the colonised who ventured to the imperial 'Mother Country'. Unexpected corners of the imperial experience are covered, including Belfast-supported missionaries in Nigeria and French Canadian sympathizers for Irish nationalists. Affirmations of empire stand side by side with contestations in, for example, China, Ireland, Africa and Canada. *** ..".contributions add up to a lively and many-faceted volume that will profit all students of the British Empire..." - Victorian Studies, Vol. 54, No. 4, Summer 2012Ã?Â?Ã?Â?

Remembrance of Pacific Pasts

... in a double sense . History was another field made over by the British . What is
intriguing about the colonial histories constructed , Guha notes , is that “ the
appropriated past came to serve ... not only for the colonizers , but ironically for ...

Remembrance of Pacific Pasts

Author: Robert Borofsky

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

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A multicentred, dialogic history of the Pacific. Whether set in Samoa, Fiji, Hawaii, Papua New Guinea or elsewhere, each essay addresses questions that are asked by scholars everywhere.

Gatekeepers of the Arab Past

Indeed , none of the intellectuals who harnessed Egypt's multiple pasts for the
sake of nation building had actually studied the history of that appropriated past .
And so , the aim of this book , in contrast with metaphysical appropriation , is to ...

Gatekeepers of the Arab Past

Author: Yoav Di-Capua

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Yoav Di-Capua explores Egyptian historical thought, examines the careers of numerous critical historians & traces the uneasy relationship of this tradition with colonial forms of knowledge as well as with the postcolonial state.

Homer s Thebes Epic Rivalries and the Appropriation of Mythical Pasts

Furthermore, by emphasizing a nonhierarchical model of "reading" the epics derived from oral-formulaic poetics, this book contributes to recent debates about allusion, neoanalysis, and intertextuality.

Homer   s Thebes   Epic Rivalries and the Appropriation of Mythical Pasts

Author: Elton T. E. Barker

Publisher: Hellenic Studies Series

ISBN: 9780674237926

Page: 426

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Homer's Iliad and Odyssey are the only early Greek heroic epics to have survived the transition to writing, even though extant evidence indicates that they emerged from a thriving oral culture. Among the missing are the songs of Boeotian Thebes. Homer's Thebes examines moments in the Iliad and Odyssey where Theban characters and thematic engagements come to the fore. Rather than sifting through these appearances to reconstruct lost poems, Elton Barker and Joel Christensen argue that the Homeric poems borrow heroes from Thebes to address key ideas--about politics, time, and genre--that set out the unique superiority of these texts in performance. By using evidence from Hesiod and fragmentary sources attributed to Theban tradition, Barker and Christensen explore Homer's appropriation of Theban motifs of strife and distribution to promote his tale of the sack of Troy and the returns home. As Homer's Thebes shows, this Theban material sheds light on the exceptionality of the Homeric epics through the notions of poetic rivalry and Panhellenism. Furthermore, by emphasizing a nonhierarchical model of "reading" the epics derived from oral-formulaic poetics, this book contributes to recent debates about allusion, neoanalysis, and intertextuality.

The Postcolonial Historical Novel

The Postcolonial Historical Novel is the first systematic work to examine how the historical novel has been transformed by its appropriation in postcolonial writing.

The Postcolonial Historical Novel

Author: H. Dalley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137450096

Page: 226

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The Postcolonial Historical Novel is the first systematic work to examine how the historical novel has been transformed by its appropriation in postcolonial writing. It proposes new ways to understand literary realism, and explores how the relationship between history and fiction plays out in contemporary African and Australasian writing.

Acts of Seeing

... Preziosi for offering criticism and encouragement throughout the writing
process IJ McNiven and L Russell , Appropriated Pasts : Indigenous Peoples and
the Colonial Culture of Archaeology , Altamira Press , Lanham ( MD ) , 2005 , p.
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Acts of Seeing

Author: Assimina Kaniari

Publisher: Zidane Press

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Page: 176

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Parallel to Kemp's interest in contemporary science, one of his most consistent themes is the historical exploration of the possibilities of perceived and represented structures and patterns as organisational imperatives in nature and cognition. Structures in the context of Kemp's writing not only relate to the privileged observation sites of modern science but also act as instruments for an art history of contextually examined yet philosophically approached continuities.

Recent Pasts

... of Visual Modernity (Allen & Unwin, 1995), Invisible Colours: A Visual History of
Titles (Yale UP, 1997), and Art After Appropriation: Essays on Art in the 1990s (
Routledge, 2001); co-author of the Dada and Surrealist Word Image (MIT Press, ...

Recent Pasts

Author: John C. Welchman

Publisher: Jrp Ringier Kunstverlag Ag

ISBN: 9783905701203

Page: 207

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This first volume presents an assessment of the vital and influential art scene in Southern California since 1990.

The Re appropriation of the Past

As David Gordon notes , “ history as the collective memory of a people of its past
experiences , its heroes ... Edmund Jacobitti , ed . , Composing Useful Pasts :
History as Contemporary Politics ( Albany : State University Press of New York ...

The Re appropriation of the Past

Author: Robert Owen Krikorian

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