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Marxist archaeology

by Randall H. McGuire

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Published by Percheron Press in Clinton Corners, N.Y .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Indians of North America,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Marxian archaeology.,
    • Marxian archaeology -- United States.,
    • Hohokam culture.,
    • Indians of North America -- Antiquities.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementRandall H. McGuire ; with a new prologue by the author.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsCC75.7 .M395 2002
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxxii, 326 p.
      Number of Pages326
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3959527M
      ISBN 100971242747
      LC Control Number2001098636

      Society for Historical Archaeology, James Deetz Book Award for The Archaeology of Liberty in an American Capital: Excavations in ght Specialist Award. To the Universidad Católica del Norte for seminar and excavations in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. A rich intellectual tradition that offers archaeologists a way around many seemingly irresolvable theoretical oppositions, Marxism deserves a place in the philosophical and substantive debates in archaeology. This book applies Marxist theory to archaeology, explores long-term historical change and cultural evolution, and advocates a dialectical and historical approach to the study of the past.

      The major theories explored are those concerned with social mobility and those which derive from a relativist position in Sociology, both of which see education as a selection mechanism for a stratified society. Social class, family, sociolinguistics and schools are among the topics discussed. In this analysis the author: defines key areas in the sociology of education gives access to. Unlike Classical Marxism, Neo-Marxism is much more disparate and as with many modern theories, contains significant debates over what is a legitimate method of pursuing ‘Marxism’. Marxism in Archaeology. Today Marxist thought is used for creating a system or explanation for social change within the archaeological record.

      Marxist archaeology is an archaeological theory that interprets archaeological information within the framework of gh neither Karl Marx nor Friedrich Engels described how archaeology could be understood in a Marxist conception of history, it was developed by archaeologists in the Soviet Union during the early twentieth century. Becoming the dominant archaeological theory in that. This book develops a theory and framework to describe how archaeology can contribute to a more humane world. Recognizing that archaeology is an inherently political activity, Randall H. McGuire builds on the history of archaeological theory and Marxist dialectical theory to point out how archaeologists can use their craft to evaluate interpretations of the real world, construct meaningful.


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Marxism is a rich intellectual tradition that offers archaeologists a way around many of the seemingly irresolvable theoretical oppositions that beset us and as such deserves a place in the theoretical and substantive debates in archaeology.

Marxist archaeology book introduction to Marxist theory as it applies to archaeology explores long-term historical change Cited by:   Marxist Archaeology PB book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. A rich intellectual tradition that offers archaeologists a way arou /5(9). Introduction --A Brief History of Marxism --Archeology and Marxism --The Dialectic-Marxism as a Theory of Relations --The Making of History --History and Evolution --Death and Society in a Hohokam Community --Critical Archaeology-Archaeology and the Vanishing American --The Praxis of Archaeology --Index.

Responsibility. Oxbow Books. Ruppe ´ CV and Barstad JF A Marxist Archaeology. San Diego: Academic. Press. McGuire RH and Walker M () Class confrontat ions in archae-ology.

Histori cal Archaeology 33(1 Author: Louann Wurst. [Th]An approach to archaeological interpretation and explanation that draws on the work of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels to explore materialist models of social change and the central questions of social relations.

Understanding who has power and how that power is exercised are seen as vital elements in explaining social change. Marxists regard each human society as defined and shaped by its. Introduction. When Philip Kohl and I sought to organize a session on “Marxist approaches to archaeological research” for the meetings of the American Anthropological Association, we faced the problem of identifying American archaeologists who were by: Gordon Childe and Marxist archaeology probably the most widely read archaeology books ever written.

On the other hand, the limitations and contradictions in Childe’s view of the past, though partly to be explained by the inadequacy of the data available to him, were largely a consequence of the rather desiccated version of Marxism to.

is a platform for academics to share research papers. Vere Gordon Childe (14 April – 19 October ) was an Australian archaeologist who specialised in the study of European spent most of his life in the United Kingdom, working as an academic for the University of Edinburgh and then the Institute of Archaeology, London, and wrote twenty-six books during his lly an early proponent of culture-historical.

Marxist archaeological approaches are now considered important in the history of world archaeological thought (Hodder & Hutson ; Trigger ; Preucel & Meskell ).Such approaches have significantly impacted archaeological theories since their early exposition in the twentieth century.

Neil Faulkner: Gordon Childe and Marxist archaeology (Autumn ) probably the most widely read archaeology books ever written.

On the other hand, the limitations and contradictions in Childe’s view of the past, though partly to be explained by the inadequacy of the data available to him, were largely a consequence of the rather. This book represents an attempt to gather together Marxist perspectives in archaeology and to examine whether indeed they represent advances in archaeological theory.

The papers in this volume look forward to the growing use of Marxist theory by archaeologists; as well as enriching archaeology as a discipline they have important implications Cited by:   This book applies Marxist theory to archaeology, explores long-term historical change and cultural evolution, and advocates a dialectical and historical approach to the study of the past.

Originally published by Academic Press inthis edition features a new prologue by the author/5(9). One book that explores the relationship between archaeology and Marxism in general ignores the USSR, without providing any explanation for this.

[2] Similarly, a review-article on the same topic holds Soviet archaeology to be intrinsically uninteresting because. This book applies Marxist theory to archaeology, explores long-term historical change and cultural evolution, and advocates a dialectical and historical approach to the study of the past.

Originally published by Academic Press inthis edition features a new prologue by the author. From the Prologue to the Percheron Press Edition. Marxist archaeology Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content. If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code. The Communist Manifesto (): The best known of Marx and Engels’ works and one of the most eloquent calls to social action ever Communist Manifesto lays out Marxism’s basic economic theories, shows the basic struggle between classes, and recommends action against the ‘specter’ of capitalism.

Das Kapital or Capital (): One of Marx’s most complete and mature works. Introduction. Archaeological Theories. Archaeology as a Field of Study. Making Theory in Archaeology. Marxism. The Political Nature of Marxism. The Dialectic and History of Marxism. One Reading of a Marxist Archaeology.

Endnotes A Brief History of Marxism. Marx. The Marxism of the Second International. Engels. Second International. The best books on Archaeology recommended by Neal Ascherson.

The journalist, author and editor of the journal Public Archaeology, explains why the history of archaeology is a surprisingly bloody affair - 80% of the Polish archaeological profession died one way or another during WW2.

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Marxism is a rich intellectual tradition that offers archaeologists a way around many of the seemingly irresolvable theoretical oppositions that beset us and as such deserves a place in the theoretical and substantive debates in archaeology. This introduction to Marxist theory as it applies to archaeology explores long-term historical change 5/5(1).Marxist archaeologies have represented one of the most important theoretical developments of archaeology.

The approaches that go under this label can be extremely diverse, but often maintain the use of and/or the engagement with some basic ideas derived from the thought of Marx, Engels, and subsequent thinkers of the Marxist tradition.

These concepts can be identified, for instance, in the.A vocal socialist, Childe accepted the socio-economic theory of Marxism and was an early, though unorthodox, proponent of Marxist archaeology.

Childe worked for most of his life as an academic in the United Kingdom, initially at the University o Vere Gordon Childe, better known as V. Gordon Childe, was an Australian archaeologist and 4/5(15).