By Rodney Harrison
After Modernity summarizes archaeological methods to the modern previous, and indicates a brand new time table for the archaeology of overdue smooth societies. The central concentration is the archaeology of built, de-industrialized societies throughout the moment half the 20th century and the start of the twenty-first. this era encompasses the top of the chilly warfare and the start of the 'internet age', a interval which sits firmly inside what we'd realize to be a interval of 'lived and dwelling memory'. Rodney Harrison and John Schofield discover how archaeology can tell the examine of this period of time and the examine of our personal society via special case experiences and an in-depth precis of the present literature. After Modernity attracts jointly cross-disciplinary views on modern fabric tradition reviews, and develops a brand new schedule for the learn of the materiality of past due glossy societies.
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They sing and rap about the things that shape their lives, and the places and landscape they frequent. It is their familiar ground, their home-turf and they do care about it, but often in understated ways. Their music reflects this, as do the experiential maps they have compiled. These are effectively landscape characterization maps of their neighbourhoods (the socalled ‘hood’), and represent the only time these young people have ever been, and possibly ever will be, asked for their opinion on the place they inhabit.
It is interesting to note that much of this research was heavily influenced by two situations that arose in France, where little such work has thus far been undertaken (but see Legendre 2001). One was the fiftieth anniversary of the D-Day Landings and associated events and celebrations, prompting a wider awareness of the iconic value of surviving bunkers; and another was an archaeological study of those bunkers exhibited at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris and published in 1975 by a non-archaeologist, the urban theorist and philosopher Paul Virilio (the English language edition was published in 1994).
After Modernity: Archaeological Approaches to the Contemporary Past by Rodney Harrison