An Archaeology of the Margins: Colonialism, Amazighity and by A. José Farrujia de la Rosa

By A. José Farrujia de la Rosa

This ebook analyses the problematics of archaeological background administration within the Canary Islands, that are echoed in different elements of the area the place the indigenous history is under-represented. The present-day administration of Canarian archaeological historical past has a truly particular and weird context provided that the archipelago is found at the fringes of Europe, belonging to Spain and as a result to the eu Unión, yet geographically and by way of early historical past being a part of Africa. From a theoretical point of view, then, the proposed e-book analyzes concerns corresponding to the results of colonialism and eurocentrism at the administration of the archaeological background. It additionally examines the evolutionist and historico-cultural types used to investigate prior societies and, eventually, used to create identities that effect archaeological history administration itself. From a realistic perspective, the e-book offers an offer for reinforcing the archaeological historical past of the Canary Islands throughout the construction of archaeological parks (providing a few concrete examples when it comes to town of l. a. Laguna) and the energetic involvement of the local people. Parallel to this, the publication considers the Canarian Archipelago as a part of a challenging that's not special to this region yet is an instance of bad indigenous historical past administration total. It demonstrates how the process background and the politics of the prior nonetheless have an over the top effect at the approach during which the present-day archaeological background is interpreted and controlled. as a result, this e-book offers a nearly exact chance for uncovering the background of archaeology in the margins of Europe (in truth, in an African sector) and exploring colonial and overseas affects. in lots of methods it's a reflect of archaeological mainstreams and an workout in (re)thinking the purpose and standing of present-day archaeology.

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Any social and political criticism was simply suppressed and external censorship or self-censorship prevailed throughout this period. Consequently, in the field of archaeology prehistoric research in the postwar period was dominated by men with right-wing, reactionary, conservative, and religious ideas, both on the mainland (see Estévez and Vila 1999, p. 61, and Wulff 2003) and in the Canary Islands (see Farrujia 2007, and Navarro and Clavijo 2007). The impact of this social environment on Canarian archaeology ensured its nationalization, while also allowing for a Spanish-biased interpretation of insular prehistory, strongly influenced by some of the political premises of the system itself such as national unity, the African aspirations of the regime, and its pro-German leanings.

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