Lynn Meskell gracefully sifts the evidence to reveal Egyptian domestic arrangements, social and family dynamics, sexuality, emotional experience, and attitudes. A Future in Ruins. UNESCO, World Heritage, and the Dream of Peace. Lynn Meskell. Interdisciplinary focus blends archaeology, history, politics, development . Lynn Meskell. In , the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded as an intergovernmental agency aimed at .

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Archaeology and the Life Course: This scintillating book examines how ordinary ancient Egyptians lived their lives.

The intersections of identity and politics in archaeology L Meskell Annual review of anthropology 31 1, Articles Cited by Co-authors. From that perspective it is very much the domain of anthropology and archaeology. We focus on the clay and stone figurine corpus over Learn more about Amazon Prime. Ian Lilley University of Queensland. She is the founding editor of the Journal of Social Archaeology.

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The New South Africa Aug 26, We look first at the material substances from which artifacts are made and the material contexts in which they lhnn produced, circulated and deposited, before turning to analysis of the representation of the body.

Edited by Lynn Meskell. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

I argue that both themes are connected to desires about permanence, restoration and ultimately improving upon the fragilities of fleshed matter through a focused curation of the skeletal elements.


Log In Sign Up. However, its mission to combat conflict, destruction, and intolerance, while noble and much needed, increasingly falls short as recent, much-publicized conflicts over World Heritage sites meslell Cambodia, Israel, Palestine, Mali, Crimea, Yemen, Iraq, and Syria have underlined.

Whether it is our attraction to pharaonic art, the pyramids or practices of mummification, Egypts unique understanding of materiality speaks to us across space and time. We show animal figurines deriving mostly from midden contexts, mes,ell an expediency in their use.

Archaeologies of Materiality more. Often critiqued for its inherent Eurocentrism, UNESCO and its World Heritage program today remain embedded within modernist principles of “progress” and “development” and subscribe to the liberal principles of diplomacy and mutual tolerance.

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Figural and Faunal Perspectives more. We use both meskdll and qualitative approaches to identify patterns in decision-making processes regarding inscriptions at the World Heritage Committee sessions.

The paper contributes to Public Choice literature on international organizations by providing new evidence on the role of political and economic interests in decision making concerning global merit goods. And she examines their creation of communities and the material conditions in which they lived. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.


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It engages with and contributes to theoretical developments from other related disciplines such as feminism, queer theory, postcolonialism, social geography, literary theory, politics, anthropology, cognitive studies and behavioural science. Moving beyond the Emskell Atlantic: The initiative was taken in response to concerns voiced by indigenous peoples to their lack of involvement in the development and implementation of laws, policies, and plans for the protection of their knowledge, traditions, and cultural values, which apply to their ancestral lands, within or comprising sites now designated asWorld Heritage properties.


A distinction is made throughout the paper between invoking universal human rights, as opposed to other rights or claims more broadly. The Journal of Social Archaeology JSA promotes interdisciplinary research, focused on social approaches in archaeology, it champions innovative social interpretations of meskwll past and encourages exploration of contemporary politics and Material Biographies Past and Present more. Over the past twenty years she has been awarded grants and fellowships including those from the Andrew W.

Object Worlds in Ancient Egypt: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Get my own profile Cited by View all All Since Citations h-index 49 36 iindex 98 A Thoroughly Modern Park: MyersMatthew Engelke. This season Lynn Meskell and Lindsay Der were briefly joined by Monique Arntz Leiden University who helped with data entry and also developed a potential research project. Figurine manufacture, depositional condition and contexts of discard are discussed, to find that their fragmentation seems related to fabrication methods and use rather than intentional breakage.