Archaeological knowledge production and global communities : boundaries and structure of the field

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Laužikas , R , Dallas , C , Thomas , S , Kelpšienė , I , Huvila , I , Luengo , P , Nobre , H , Toumpouri , M & Vaitkevičius , V 2018 , ' Archaeological knowledge production and global communities : boundaries and structure of the field ' , Open Archaeology , vol. 4 , no. 1 , pp. 350-364 . https://doi.org/10.1515/opar-2018-0022

Title: Archaeological knowledge production and global communities : boundaries and structure of the field
Author: Laužikas, Rimvydas; Dallas, Costis; Thomas, Suzie; Kelpšienė, Ingrida; Huvila, Isto; Luengo, Pedro; Nobre, Helena; Toumpouri, Marina; Vaitkevičius, Vykintas
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Archaeology
Date: 2018-09-01
Language: eng
Number of pages: 15
Belongs to series: Open Archaeology
ISSN: 2300-6560
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/246618
Abstract: Archaeology and material cultural heritage enjoys a particular status as a form of heritage that, capturing the public imagination, has become the locus for the expression and negotiation of regional, national, and intra-national cultural identities. One important question is: why and how do contemporary people engage with archaeological heritage objects, artefacts, information or knowledge outside the realm of an professional, academically-based archaeology? This question is investigated here from the perspective of theoretical considerations based on Yuri Lotman's semiosphere theory, which helps to describe the connections between the centre and peripheries of professional archaeology as sign structures. The centre may be defined according to prevalent scientific paradigms, while periphery in the space of creolisation in which, through interactions with other culturally more distant sign structures, archaeology-related non-professional communities emerge. On the basis of these considerations, we use collocation analysis on representative English language corpora to outline the structure of the field of archaeology-related non-professional communities, identify salient creolised peripheral spaces and archaeology-related practices, and develop a framework for further investigation of archaeological knowledge production and reuse in the context of global archaeology.
Subject: 615 History and Archaeology
archaeology-related communities
semiosphere theory
Yuri Lotman
digital heritage
non-professional archaeology
ALTERNATIVE ARCHAEOLOGIES
CULTURAL PROPERTY
HERITAGE
TOURISM
DESTINATION
COLLEGE
MUSEUMS
WORK
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