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A Marxist Archaeology RANDALL H. McGUIRE Binghamton University State University of New York . WHAT I MISSED IN THE BOOK The summary of Marxist approaches to archaeology in A Marxist Archaeology was not meant to be exhaustive.

WHAT I MISSED IN THE BOOK The summary of Marxist approaches to archaeology in A Marxist Archaeology was not meant to be exhaustive.

Marxist archaeology is an archaeological theory that interprets archaeological information within the framework of Marxism. Although 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.

archaeology Southwestern United States Marxism archaeology of the contemporary historic archaeology. A Marxist Archaeology. Archaeology as political action. Articles Cited by Co-authors. Academic Press, 1992. Univ of California Press, 2008. Breaking down cultural complexity: inequality and heterogeneity. Advances in archaeological method and theory, 91-142, 1983. The archaeology of inequality. RH McGuire, R Paynter. The archaeology of inequality: Material culture, domination, and resistance. R Paynter, RH McGuire.

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Download books for free. 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 histories for communities, and challenge the persistent legacies of colonialism and class struggle. McGuire bases his discussion on his own extensive fieldwork in the United States and Mexico, citing fascinating case studies to develop the idea of archaeology as a class-based endeavor. Download (pdf, 783 Kb) Donate.

Randall H. McGuire is Professor of Anthropology at Binghamton University, State University of New York

Randall H. McGuire is Professor of Anthropology at Binghamton University, State University of New York. He is the author of a number of books including A Marxist Archaeology and Death, Society, and Ideology in a Hohokam Community. Bibliographic information. Archaeology as Political Action Volume 17 of California series in public anthropology.

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ABSTRACT McGuire, an archaeologist working primarily in the desert Southwest, presents a critical overview of major theoretical approaches in contemporary archaeology, comparing them to a Marxist perspective he derives principally from Bertell Oldman.

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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 and cultural evolution, and advocates a dialectical and historical approach to the study of the past. The book was originally published by Academic Press in 1992 but this affordable paperback edition features an extensive new introduction by the author.
A Marxist Archaeology ebook
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Randall H. McGuire
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Percheron Press/Eliot Werner Publications (December 12, 1992)
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