Marxist perspectives in archaeology

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [Cambridgeshire], New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Archaeology -- Methodology,
  • Archaeology -- Philosophy,
  • Marxian archaeology

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and index.

Book details

Statementedited by Matthew Spriggs.
SeriesNew directions in archaeology
ContributionsSpriggs, Matthew.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsCC75.7 .M37 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 158 p. :
Number of Pages158
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3165777M
ISBN 100521255449
LC Control Number83007739

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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. John C. Barrett in American Anthropologist "McGuire provides a broad overview of Marxist theory and Marxist archaeology. He supplies a valuable bibliography and brief discussions of the contributions of almost every significant Marxist thinker [and] demonstrates the Cited by: Marxist Perspectives in Archaeology Marxist perspectives in archaeology book (PDF Available) in American Antiquity 52(3) July with Reads How we measure 'reads'.

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Spriggs M (ed.) () Marxist Perspectives in Archaeology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Marx's Ghost: Conversations with Archaeologists Thomas C. PattersonAuthor: Louann Wurst.

Marxist anthropology came about through the works of Marx and Engels and their followers. It developed as a critique and alternative to the domination of Euro-American capitalism and Eurocentric perspectives in the social sciences.

Marx was heavily influenced by extensive reading of Classical and Enlightenment era philosophers. Dialectical materialism is a philosophy of science and nature developed in Europe and based on the writings of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.

Marxist dialectics emphasizes the importance of real-world conditions, in terms of class, labor, and socioeconomic interactions. This is in contrast to the Hegelian dialectic, which emphasized the idealist observation that human experience is dependent.

Perspectives in Marxist Anthropology book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This book is a collection Marxist perspectives in archaeology book essays by Maurice /5. Marxist approach in archaeology simply orients us towards thinking archaeological data, information and knowledge in Marxist perspective.

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Marxist thought is valuable to archaeology because it provides us with a framework for discussing power: who holds it, how it is maintained and how it is transferred. There are very few other ways of theorising the existence and workings of social hierarchy and inequality in power, material access and wealth, so Marxism has had considerable.

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. Randall McGuire’s book is a Marxist intervention in political archaeology.

The author is one of a group of American archaeologists who consciously locate themselves on the side of the oppressed and seek to develop an archaeological theory and practice appropriate to their stance. This is to be welcomed. New York: Cliomar Corp, Nine issues of the paperback journal, missing only number one.

Generally very good, minor toning or handling wear, old price labels. :   Part of the Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology book series (IDCA) Abstract In Marxist thought, objectivity is a myth, and hunter-gatherers were the original egalitarian communist society: groups where classes do not exist, capital accumulation is absent, egalitarianism dominates, and where the means of production is owned or held in Author: Robert L.

Bettinger. I also appreciate the recent broadening of debate on Marxist perspectives, now that talk of a living in a post-socialist world; of having reached, with Fukuyama, “The End of History”; and of post-processualist perspectives in archaeology as being intellectually fulfilling have all been exposed as questionable or.

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In: Smith C. (eds) Encyclopedia. The chapters layout on, Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology, indeed reproduces what you will expected in a printed version. However, the PDF version was lacking a Table of Content, and an effective index and or global glossary/5(6).

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.

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Marxist views have, however, been a part of Western archaeology for at least 75 years and have had a profound impact on the field. Undeni ably, the social and political contexts of archaeology affected the use of marxist thought in archaeology.

To examine the role of these con texts in the relationship between marxism and archaeology, I will. Critical Traditions in Contemporary Archaeology: Essays in the Philosophy, History, and Socio-Politics of Archaeology.

Valerie Pinsky & Alison Wylie (eds.) - - Cambridge University Press. Theory, Method, and Practice in Modern : Matthew Spriggs. The following draft document was agreed by the IEC of the International Marxist Tendency into be debated at the IMT's upcoming World Congress.

Although events have developed since this world perspectives document was drafted, these developments have only served to validate all of the predictions it made.

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Hunter-gatherer research has played a historically central role in the development of anthropological and evolutionary theory. Today, research in this traditional and enduringly vital field blurs lines of distinction between archaeology and ethnology, and seeks instead to develop perspectives and theories broadly applicable to anthropology and its many sub disciplines.

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The Ludlow Collective (how Marxist is that!) set out to affirm their Marxist leanings by pointing out the shortcomings in the archaeology practices preceding theirs in somehow restraining the common man and stating that archaeology is itself a tool of the middle class, used to exclude the worker, within a greater intellectual apparatus (Bryant.

Critical Theories: Marxist, Conflict, and Feminist. Another concept that is central to critical criminology is alienation (Smith & Bohm, ). Alienation. is a condition that describes the distancing of individuals from something.

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Cite this Record. Towards the Quantification of Productive Forces in Archaeology. In Marxist Perspectives In Archaeology. Luis F. Bate. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

.Marxist perspectives views of society everywhere is based on conflict not consensus and that social life is subject to constant change, struggle and resistance among social classes Behavioral archaeology.The key feature of the Marxist critique of capitalist schooling is the inequality in educational achievement, based on social class.

The purpose of this paper is to compare Marxist and Functionalist views attributing social class differences for inequality of educational achievement.

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