Surface assemblages. Towards an archaeology in and of the present

@article{Harrison2011SurfaceAT,
  title={Surface assemblages. Towards an archaeology in and of the present},
  author={Rodney Harrison},
  journal={Archaeological Dialogues},
  year={2011},
  volume={18},
  pages={141 - 161}
}
Abstract This paper explores a central paradox in the aims of the archaeology of the contemporary past as they have been articulated by its practitioners. On the one hand, its aim has been expressed as one of making the familiar ‘unfamiliar’, of distancing the observer from their own material world; a work of alienation. On the other hand, it has also aimed to make the past more accessible and egalitarian; to recover lost, subaltern voices and in this way to close the distance between past and… Expand
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