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Archaeologies of Totalitarianism, Authoritarianism, and Repression

by James Symonds

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict Series

Archaeologies of Totalitarianism, Authoritarianism, and Repression Synopsis

This book offers new insights into the mechanisms of state control, systematic repression and mass violence focused on ethnic, political, class, and religious minorities in the recent past. The geographical and temporal scope of the volume breaks new ground as international scholars foreground how contemporary archaeology can be used to enhance the documentation and interpretation of totalitarian and authoritarian regimes, to advance theoretical approaches to atrocities, and to broaden public understandings of how such regimes use violence and repression to hold on to power.

Book Information

ISBN: 9783030466824
Publication date: 20th August 2020
Author: James Symonds
Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 241 pages
Categories: Cultural studies, Archaeology, Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography, Historiography, Cultural studies,

About James Symonds

James Symonds is Professor of Historical Archaeology at the University of Amsterdam. His research interests focus on global historical and contemporary archaeology, and his recent projects have included work on urban archaeology; conflict archaeology; the archaeology of Diasporic communities; and archaeologies of poverty and inequality. Pavel Vareka is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Archaeology at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. His recent work has focused on later medieval, post-medieval, and modern settlement archaeology; building archaeology; 'campscape' archaeology; and archaeologies of communism. He has also led archaeological expeditions to the North Caucasus and Kyrgyzstan.

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