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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Howard*
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-26T12:41:17Z
dc.date.available2016-08-26T12:41:17Z
dc.date.issued2016-06-09
dc.identifier.citationWilliams, H. (2016). Firing the imagination: Cremation in the modern museum. In H. Williams and M. Giles (Eds.), Archaeologists and the dead: Mortuary archaeology in contemporary society (pp. 293–332). Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.en
dc.identifier.isbn9780198753537
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/618942
dc.description.abstractThis volume addresses the relationship between archaeologists and the dead, through the many dimensions of their relationships: in the field (through practical and legal issues), in the lab (through their analysis and interpretation), and in their written, visual and exhibitionary practice--disseminated to a variety of academic and public audiences. Written from a variety of perspectives, its authors address the experience, effect, ethical considerations, and cultural politics of working with mortuary archaeology. Whilst some papers reflect institutional or organizational approaches, others are more personal in their view: creating exciting and frank insights into contemporary issues that have hitherto often remained "unspoken" among the discipline. Reframing funerary archaeologists as "death-workers" of a kind, the contributors reflect on their own experience to provide both guidance and inspiration to future practitioners, arguing strongly that we have a central role to play in engaging the public with themes of mortality and commemoration, through the lens of the past. Spurred by the recent debates in the UK, papers from Scandinavia, Austria, Italy, the US, and the mid-Atlantic, frame these issues within a much wider international context that highlights the importance of cultural and historical context in which this work takes place.
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dc.publisherOxford University Pressen
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dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectcremationen
dc.subjectmuseumsen
dc.subjectdeathen
dc.subjectdisplayen
dc.subjectcinerary urnen
dc.titleFiring the Imagination: Cremation in the Museumen
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
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html.description.abstractThis volume addresses the relationship between archaeologists and the dead, through the many dimensions of their relationships: in the field (through practical and legal issues), in the lab (through their analysis and interpretation), and in their written, visual and exhibitionary practice--disseminated to a variety of academic and public audiences. Written from a variety of perspectives, its authors address the experience, effect, ethical considerations, and cultural politics of working with mortuary archaeology. Whilst some papers reflect institutional or organizational approaches, others are more personal in their view: creating exciting and frank insights into contemporary issues that have hitherto often remained "unspoken" among the discipline. Reframing funerary archaeologists as "death-workers" of a kind, the contributors reflect on their own experience to provide both guidance and inspiration to future practitioners, arguing strongly that we have a central role to play in engaging the public with themes of mortality and commemoration, through the lens of the past. Spurred by the recent debates in the UK, papers from Scandinavia, Austria, Italy, the US, and the mid-Atlantic, frame these issues within a much wider international context that highlights the importance of cultural and historical context in which this work takes place.
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dc.dateAccepted2015-10-26
dc.date.deposited2016-08-26


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