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Author World Archaeological Congress.

Title Ethics and archaeological praxis / Cristóbal Gnecco, Dorothy Lippert, editors.

Published New York [New York] : Springer, 2015.


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Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Ethical archaeologies: the politics of social justice ; 1
Ethical archaeologies ; 1.
Springer English/International eBooks 2015 - Full Set
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter 1: An entanglement of sorts: archaeology, ethics, praxis, multiculturalism.-Section 1: Is there a global archaeological ethics? Canonical conditions for discursive legitimacy and local responses -- Chapter 2: An Indigenous anthropologist?s perspective on archaeological ethics -- Chapter 3: Both sides of the ditch: the ethics of narrating the past in the present -- Chapter 4: Against global archaeological ethics: critical views from South America -- Chapter 5: Archaeology and ethics. The case of Central-Eastern Europe -- Chapter 6: Europe: beyond the canon -- Chapter 7: New worlds: ethics in contemporary North American archaeological practice -- Section 2: Archaeological ethics in the global arena: emergences, transformations, accommodations -- Chapter 8: Chapter Archaeology and capitalist development: lines of complicity -- Chapter 9: Archaeology and capitalism: successful relationship or economic and ethical alienation?.-Chapter 10: Trading archaeology is not just a matter of antiquities. Archaeological practice as a commodity -- Chapter 11: The differing forms of public archaeology: where we have been, where we are now, and thoughts for the future -- Chapter 12: Ethics in the publishing of archaeology -- Chapter 13: Patrimonial ethics and the field of heritage production -- Chapter 14: Archeologies of intellectual heritage? -- Chapter 15: Just methods, no madness: historical archaeology on the Piikani First Nation.
Summary Restoring the historicity and plurality of archaeological ethics is a task to which this book is devoted; its emphasis on praxis mends the historical condition of ethics. In doing so, it shows that nowadays a multicultural (sometimes also called "public") ethic looms large in the discipline. By engaging communities "differently," archaeology has explicitly adopted an ethical outlook, purportedly striving to overcome its colonial ontology and metaphysics. In this new scenario, respect for other historical systems/worldviews and social accountability appear to be prominent. Being ethical in archaeological terms in the multicultural context has become mandatory, so much that most professional, international and national archaeological associations have ethical principles as guiding forces behind their openness towards social sectors traditionally ignored or marginalized by their practices. This powerful new ethics--its newness is based, to a large extent, in that it is the first time that archaeological ethics is explicitly stated, as if it didn't exist before--emanates from metropolitan centers, only to be adopted elsewhere. In this regard, it is worth probing the very nature of the dominant multicultural ethics in disciplinary practices because (a) it is at least suspicious that at the same time archaeology has tuned up with postmodern capitalist/market needs, and (b) the discipline (along with its ethical principles) is contested worldwide by grass-roots organizations and social movements. Can archaeology have socially committed ethical principles at the same time that it strengthens its relationship with the market and capitalism? Is this coincidence just merely haphazard or does it obey more structural rules? The papers in this book try to answer these two questions by examining praxis-based contexts in which archaeological ethics unfolds.
Other author Gnecco, Cristóbal, editor.
Lippert, Dorothy, editor.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Archaeology -- Ethics -- Congresses.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781493916467
Standard Number 10.1007/978-1-4939-1646-7