|Titolo|| Materiel Culture|
|Curatore||Colleen M. Beck; John Schofield; William Gray Johnson|
|Lingua||Testo in Inglese|
|Formato||PDF con DRM |
|Compatibilità||Tutti i dispositivi |
|Cloud||No Scopri di più|
|The twentieth century probably saw no more conflict than in previous centuries, however increase global communication and media coverage has heightened our awareness of it. The scale and intensity of war was greater than anything before and the human cost reached unprecedented and previously unimaginable levels. Following the end of the century the materiality of these many conflicts - from local skirmishes to world wars - is becoming accepted onto the heritage agenda as a valid form of cultural resource, for the benefit of future generations. Mat'eriel Culture describes these recent developments, and documents why the study of conflict is important and to whom.|
'Mat'eriel culture' encompasses the material remains of conflict, from buildings and monuments to artefacts and militia, as well as human remains. This collection of essays, from an international range of contributors, illustrates the diversity in this material record, highlights the difficulties and challenges in preserving, presenting and interpreting it, and above all demonstrates the significant role mat'eriel culture can play in contemporary society. Archaeologists have led the way for understanding these remains, as the fantastic selection of case studies in this volume suggests. Among the many studies are the 'culture of shells', the archaeology of nuclear testing grounds, Cambodia's 'killing fields', the Berlin Wall, the biography of a medal, the reappearance of Argentina's 'disappeared' and World War II concentration camps.
In presenting this collection the editors challenge our perception of what constitutes cultural heritage, what is significant about it, and what is worth of record and preservation. This new and exciting field of archaeology has a wide relevance to academics and professionals in many disciplines, most certainly in archaeology, heritage management, history and anthropology.