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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Remember me on this computer. Inevitably, this role has been highly political. Brumannin L. Why have deliberations over World Heritage sites become such a volatile arena for the performance of international tensions, new political The book shows how a comparative project can open up new lines of inquiry by raising questions about accepted assumptions as the authors draw attention to the long-term histories and specificities of embodiment, and make the case for the importance of ancient materials for contemporary theorization of the body.

The contributors describe various forms of cosmopolitan engagement involving sites that span the globe. Her new fieldwork explores monumental regimes of research and preservation around World Heritage sites in India and how diverse actors and agencies address the needs of living communities.


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Archaeologies of social life: Established scholars from a variety of fields are asked to comment on submissions where relevant, bringing archaeology to a wider forum in the process. Archaeologies of Social Life: New citations to this author. And what exactly do Egyptian remains tell lybn about biography, embodiment, memory, materiality, and the self? Three major symbolic themes are identified.


Yet increasingly, she argues, its efforts are caught up in the proliferation and prolongation of local conflicts and tensions Broad-ranging topics Meslell journal covers a full range of social archaeology in independent and themed issues.

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Materiality is our physical engagement with the world, our medium for inserting ourselves into the fabric of that world and our way of constituting and shaping culture in an embodied and external sense. JoyceLynn M. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. While Meskell’s book is ostensibly mexkell UNESCO, world heritage, and the changing practices of archaeology, it is also a powerful rereading of international history and the broader politics of preservation in today’s world.

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Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. A Future in Ruins: The result is a meaningful portrait composed of individual biographies, communities, and landscapes.

Deliberations over World Heritage designation increasingly provide a platform for new political alliances, international tensions and challenges to global cooperation. 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.

We show animal figurines deriving mostly from midden contexts, indicating an expediency in their use. The Historical Archaeology of Consumption: Lynn Meskell gracefully sifts the evidence to reveal Egyptian domestic arrangements, social and family dynamics, sexuality, emotional experience, and attitudes toward the cadences of human life.

Learn more at Author Central. Only 3 left in stock – order soon. The figurines almost exclusively represent secondary deposition. Drawing on social theory and offering numerous case studies, Archaeologies of Materiality is one of the first books to explore materiality across time and space. This paper identifies three critical challenges that the World Heritage Convention faces today. With the burgeoning llynn into global heritage, particularly in the work of UNESCO, this paper discusses recent developments and implications of decisions taken by the World Heritage Committee in their implementation of the Convention.


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In Humans and Landscapes: Pels eds Embedding Ethics Berg: We can now assess the number and type of figurines deposited in buildings, middens, burials and elsewhere.

Academic Skip to main content. Recently she conducted an institutional ethnography of UNESCO World Heritage, tracing the politics of governance and sovereignty and the subsequent implications for multilateral diplomacy, international conservation, and heritage rights. Annual review of anthropology 31 1, In Cultural Histories of the Material World ed. The contributors comprise an outstanding team, representing some of the most prominent scholars in this broad field, with a combination of senior and emerging scholars, and an emphasis oynn international contributions.

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As archaeologists, we aim to excavate these engagements through his novels and essays, particularly his long-standing concerns with the Khoekhoe communities of lgnn Cape. Individuals, Selves and Bodies. In Current Anthropology, Vol.