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Archaeology Is a Political Matter Session organizers: In the UK, the discipline and the contexts in which archaeology is practiced are vulnerable to public policy changes and the broader impacts of economic austerity, be these contract archaeology, community projects, or within museums and archives.
The role of archaeology in politics, and politics in archaeology, in the UK has been under researched and under theorised in recent years. Politics and archaeology goes beyond grand narratives of nationhood, and extends into everyday matters, such as relatively small but vital functions of local government.
Archaeologists themselves act politically in various scales, from the narrow e. We are actors within in a complex system where our decisions as professional archaeologists are deeply intertwined with wider political policy, yet this is not explicitly obvious to many professionals employed in the sector, or indeed by interested citizens, or our political representatives.
This session remains open to traditional areas for debate on the role of politics in archaeology, but would also like to invite papers that explore the role of archaeologists as political actors and attempt to understand how our work affects political decisions, and vice versa.
It will include discussion on policy and advocacy from the narrow e. The politics of Brexit. Why archaeologists need to be concerned Kevin Wooldrigde Freelance archaeologist I am an archaeologist whose professional career life is reliant on being able to work both in the UK and also in the wider European community.
Brexit is clearly a political decision and archaeologists throughout the Union need to embrace the politics of Brexit to formulate an agenda that will seek to protect out academic and professional interests and the best interests of our discipline.
Quitting my archaeological job as a political deed Marjolijn Kok Bureau Archeologie en Toekomst In the interim manager of the archaeological company part of the university I worked at told me knowledge is not important.
For me this was the point of no return and I quit my job. Of course I could have looked for a new job in archaeology but the way contract archaeology is organised and politicized made me choose a different path.
In this paper I will explain how the way archaeology is organized is political. At a certain point we have to ask ourselves do I want this type of organization, can I change it, or do I need to take a different action?
How far do you want to go just so you can make a living in the profession you love? I will give a Dutch perspective, but the issues have relevance outside of Dutch archaeology. The idea that theory has no place in policy making is persistent, especially in neoliberal contexts.
This has led to an approach where management has become a shallow checking off of easy measurable parameters, integrated into policies on contract archaeology. Archaeology is used as a lubricant in the process of redevelopment. But in my opinion archaeology is not a lubricant; archaeology should be a critical tool to look at others and ourselves.
My involvement in contemporary archaeology and art has opened up new paths to embrace the political in archaeology. Commercial archaeology and narratives of British exceptionalism Florence Smith Nicholls Compass Archaeology Narratives of British exceptionalism have come to particular prominence in the press and political discourse leading up to and after the EU referendum result in Britain.
Whilst historically archaeology has been exploited in the construction of national identities in Europe, archaeology and in particular commercial archaeology has been portrayed as an obstacle in the contemporary narrative of British progress and development. Narratives of British exceptionalism should be challenged.
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Commercial archaeology is in a unique position to do this but if it is to successfully rebuke rhetoric on homogenous Britishness then it must not only engage with a rich and varied archaeological record but also foster a more diverse workforce and champion multiple pathways into the profession.
Selling a political framework for the Public Value Era Rob Lennox University of York In the last 20 years there has been a shift towards understanding the past primarily in terms of what the public value.
This has permeated heritage thinking among academics and institutions, and arguably, Government understandings of heritage. However, heritage is nonetheless threatened by an age of austerity. This paper sets out a politically pragmatic framework for representing both the present aspirations of a publicly-minded sector and the outlook for political realities of the English system.
I will aim to show how this system would help to demonstrate public support and legitimacy, maintain or build political reputation, develop effectiveness in working practices, and establish relevance with the public. Breaking ground, fighting back; Unite Digging for a Living Wage Matthew Seaver Chairperson, Unite Archaeological Branch, Ireland If you write a context sheet on site you are making a change to the narrative of archaeology from the ground up.Quigley characterised the power of this group through its influence in politics, culture and social life as “terrifying”.
Buy Book Age of Propaganda: The Everyday Use and Abuse of Persuasion. Mass communications are an inescapable aspect of modern life. Internet, radio, television and print media combines to inundate the average person every day.
In fact, a typical person in the United States is exposed to more than 3, advertisements in just a single day. This module begins with an overview of media audiences, and goes on to analyse audiences and media institutions, passive/ active audiences, media influence and effects, and ethnography and media .
The influence of mass media has an effect on many aspects of the human life.
This can include: voting a certain way, individual views and beliefs, or even false information that can skew a persons knowledge of a specific topic. This does not mean life is determined by media -- it just suggests that whether we like it or not, every aspect of our lives takes place in media." Any parent who has a teenager with a mobile.
Nationalist groups tend to exist on the fringes of political discourse, however the influence of their ideas can be more widespread, particularly when disseminated through social media.