Industrial Archaeology as Historical Archaeology and Cultural Anthropology

Labadi, Sophia (2001) Industrial Archaeology as Historical Archaeology and Cultural Anthropology. Papers from the Institute of Archaeology, 12 . pp. 77-85. ISSN 0965-9315. (doi:10.5334/pia.162) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article aims to analyse some of the issues and recent evolutions in the definition and theorisation of industrial archaeology. The chronological boundaries of the field are first of all analysed to demonstrate that it is difficult to restrict the scope of industrial archaeology to the Industrial Revolution. The second aim of this paper is to examine the thematic boundaries of industrial archaeology using recent publications in historical archaeology. The importance of a multidisciplinary approach to the study of industrial archaeology using a variety of subjects, approaches and methods is stressed. The final aim of this paper is to define industrial archaeology as cultural anthropology, concerned with studying and explaining people at work in different settings. These ideas are illustrated using a number of case studies from Europe and Africa.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.5334/pia.162
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Classical and Archaeological Studies
Depositing User: Sophia Labadi
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2014 20:21 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 13:16 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/43672 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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