Self-image, the long view and archaeological engagement with film: an animated case study

  title={Self-image, the long view and archaeological engagement with film: an animated case study},
  author={Ben Marwick},
  journal={World Archaeology},
  pages={394 - 404}
  • B. Marwick
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • World Archaeology
Abstract Academic engagement with popular constructions of archaeology in film is often in the style of analysing the self-image of archaeologists and archaeology. Two distinctive types of this narcissistic approach are identified in the current literature: a negative and defensive approach and a positive and forgiving approach. Both of these approaches have yielded substantial insights about the public perception of archaeology and will undoubtedly continue to be fruitful avenues of inquiry… Expand
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