Wednesday, November 07, 2007

A Book I Won't be Buying

Archaeology and Capitalism: From Ethics to Politics
Y. Hamilakis and P. Duke, eds.

Pointing to the disciplines's history of advancing imperialist, colonialist, and racist objectives, contributors insist that archaeology must rethink its muted professional stance and become more active agents of change.


Chas S. Clifton said...

That's always the problem with archaeologists and anthropologists, isn't it -- their well-founded fear of being co-opted against a need for funding.

Seen the recent AAA statement?

Reid Farmer said...

I had heard about it but hadn't seen it. It was obvious when I hit "history of advancing imperialist, colonialist, and racist objectives" they were interested in moral posturing and not research