Archives Objects Places And Landscapes

Author: Manyanga, Munyaradzi
Publisher: Langaa RPCIG
ISBN: 9956764191
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Archives Objects Places And Landscapes from the Author: Manyanga, Munyaradzi. Dissatisfaction has matured in Africa and elsewhere around the fact that often, the dominant frameworks for interpreting the continent's past are not rooted on the continent's value system and philosophy. This creates knowledge that does not make sense especially to local communities. The big question therefore is can Africans develop theories that can contribute towards the interpretation of the African past, using their own experiences? Framed within a concept revision substrate, the collection of papers in this thought provoking volume argues for concept revision as a step towards decolonizing knowledge in the post-colony. The various papers powerfully expose that 'cleansed' knowledge is not only locally relevant: it is also locally accessible and globally understandable.

21st Century Geography

Author: Joseph P. Stoltman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 141297464X
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21st Century Geography from the Author: Joseph P. Stoltman. This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Memoryscopes

Author: Ross Gibson
Publisher: Apollo Books
ISBN: 9781742587592
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Memoryscopes from the Author: Ross Gibson. Ross Gibson moves between scholarly and artistic worlds, writing about cultural objects and ideas, making multimedia works, films, poetry, curating in museum spaces, and creating installations, among other pursuits. This book arrives after decades of Gibson's creating and analyzing artworks, built from the traces that history has left lying around in archives, in landscapes, in objects, in peoples' bodies, in biographies, and in family histories. Memoryscopes is an examination of some particular modes of remembrance, looking at how the past has dynamism too; how it is a force always pushing and skewing the present. Gibson contends that this historical dynamism can be identified and dramatized aesthetically in ways that activate clues found in archives, artifacts, landscapes, middens, and collections; clues primed in some way for an imaginatively forensic treatment. These 'memoryscopes' are aesthetic forms already created, or that we might have to invent in order to contain, focus, and direct the forces of the past. [Memoryscopes is a companion volume to Ross Gibson's Changescapes.] *** Librarians: ebook available (Series: UWAP Scholarly) [Subject: Cultural Theory, History, Art History]

Public History

Author: Thomas Cauvin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131751243X
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Public History from the Author: Thomas Cauvin. Public History: A Textbook of Practice is a guide to the many challenges historians face while teaching, learning, and practicing public history. Historians can play a dynamic and essential role in contributing to public understanding of the past, and those who work in historic preservation, in museums and archives, in government agencies, as consultants, as oral historians, or who manage crowdsourcing projects need very specific skills. This book links theory and practice and provides students and practitioners with the tools to do public history in a wide range of settings. The text engages throughout with key issues such as public participation, digital tools and media, and the internationalization of public history. Part One focuses on public history sources, and offers an overview of the creation, collection, management, and preservation of public history materials (archives, material culture, oral materials, or digital sources). Chapters cover sites and institutions such as archival repositories and museums, historic buildings and structures, and different practices such as collection management, preservation (archives, objects, sounds, moving images, buildings, sites, and landscape), oral history, and genealogy. Part Two deals with the different ways in which public historians can produce historical narratives through different media (including exhibitions, film, writing, and digital tools). The last part explores the challenges and ethical issues that public historians will encounter when working with different communities and institutions. Either in public history methods courses or as a resource for practicing public historians, this book lays the groundwork for making meaningful connections between historical sources and popular audiences.

Structured Worlds

Author: Aubrey Cannon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317544234
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Structured Worlds from the Author: Aubrey Cannon. Hunter-gatherer societies are constrained by their environment and the technologies available to them. However, until now the role of culture in foraging communities has not been widely considered. 'Structured Worlds' examines the role of cosmology, values, and perceptions in the archaeological histories of hunter-fisher-gatherers. The essays examine a range of cultures - Mesolithic Europe, Siberia, Jomon Japan, the Northwest Coast, the northern Plains, and High Arctic of North America - to show the role of conceptual frameworks in subsistence and settlement, technology, mobility, migration, demography, and social organization. Spanning from the early Holocene period to the present day, 'Structured Worlds' draws on archaeology and ethnography to explore the role of beliefs, ritual, and social values in the interaction between foragers and their physical and social landscape. Material culture, animal bones and settlement patterns show that the behaviours of hunter-gatherers were shaped as much by cultural concepts as by material need.

Shifting Places

Author: Alexander Streitberger
Publisher: Leuven University Press
ISBN: 9058678725
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Shifting Places from the Author: Alexander Streitberger. This book provides, for the first time, a profound insight into Peter Downsbrough's diverse and complex use of photography within his artistic work over the last 40 years.

Arbitraging Japan

Author: Hirokazu Miyazaki
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520273486
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Arbitraging Japan from the Author: Hirokazu Miyazaki. For many financial market professionals worldwide, the era of high finance is over. In this book, the author examines the careers and intellectual trajectories of a group of pioneering derivatives traders in Japan during the 1990s and 2000s.

Current Perspectives In The Archaeology Of Ghana

Author: Anquandah, James
Publisher: Sub-Saharan Publishers
ISBN: 9988860234
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Current Perspectives In The Archaeology Of Ghana from the Author: Anquandah, James. This collection of essays on archaeology and heritage studies is authored by local and expatriate scholars who are either past or current practitioners in archaeological work in Ghana. They are from Ghana, UK, US and Canada. The subject matter covered includes the history and evolution of the discipline in Ghana; the method and theory or 'how to do it' in archaeology, field research reports, and syntheses on findings from past and recent investigations. The eclectic or multidisciplinary strategy has been the research vogue in Ghanaian archaeology recently, and this is reflected in the various chapters. The essays engage with current theoretical trends in global archaeology and also focus on the role and status of archaeology as a discipline in Ghanaian society today. Archaeology is a relatively 'novel' subject to many in Ghana. This Reader will, therefore, be a huge asset to local students and experts alike. Foreign scholars will also find it very useful.

Gathering Places

Author: Carolyn Podruchny
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774859695
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Gathering Places from the Author: Carolyn Podruchny. British traders and Ojibwe hunters. Cree women and their metis daughters. These people and their complex identities were not featured in history writing until the 1970s, when scholars from multiple disciplines began to bring new perspectives to bear on the past. Gathering Places presents some of the most innovative approaches to metis, fur trade, and First Nations history being practised today. By drawing on archaeological, material, oral, and ethnographic evidence and exploring personal approaches to history and scholarship, the authors depart from the old paradigm of history writing and offer new models for recovering Aboriginal and cross-cultural experiences and perspectives.