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Maj 2018

Peter R. Schmidt (ed): Participatory Archaeology and Heritage Studies - Perspectives from Africa

Peter R. Schmidt (ed): Participatory Archaeology and Heritage Studies - Perspectives from Africa (Ny)

136 sider, Routledge.


​Participatory Archaeology and Heritage Studies: Perspectives from Africa provides new ways to look at and think about the practice of community archaeology and heritage studies across the globe. Long hidden from view, African experiences and experiments with participatory archaeology and heritage studies have poignant lessons to convey about local initiatives, local needs, and local perspectives among communities as diverse as an Islamic community on the edge of an ancient city in Sudan to multi-ethnic rural villages near rock art sites in South Africa. Straddling both heritage studies and archaeological practice, this volume incorporates a range of settings, from practical experiments with sustainable pottery kilns in Kenya, to an elite palace and its hidden traditional heritage in Northwestern Tanzania, to ancestral knowledge about heritage landscapes in rural Ethiopia. The genesis of participatory practices in Africa are traced back to the 1950s, with examples of how this legacy has played out over six decades—setting the scene for a deeply rooted practice now gaining widespread acceptance. The chapters in this book were originally published in the Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage.




Koji Yamamoto: Taming Capitalism before its Triumph - Public Service, Distrust, and 'Projecting' in Early Modern England (Ny)

368 sider, Oxford University Press.


This study revisits England’s culture of economic improvement between 1640 and 1720, a crucial period of its transformation into a global power backed by strong domestic industries. It is often suggested that England in this period grew confident of its prospect for unlimited growth. Merchants, inventors, and others proposed achieving profit and abundance. Such promises were then, as now, prone to perversion, however. The distinguishing feature of this study is to draw on the early modern concept of ‘projecting’ to explore the darker sides of England’s obsession with improvement. Thriving literary culture under the early Stuart kings gave rise to a predominantly negative public understanding of entrepreneurs or ‘projectors’ as people pursuing the Crown’s and their own profits at the public’s expense. The book examines how this emerging public distrust came to shape the nature of embryonic capitalism in the subseqeuent decades. By criticizing greedy projectors, the incipient public sphere helped reorient the practices of entrepreneurs and statesmen away from the most damaging of rent-seeking behaviours. Far from being a recent response to mainstream capitalism, ideas about publicly beneficial businesses have long shaped the pursuit of wealth, power, and profit. The book unravels this rich history of broken promises of public service and the ensuing public suspicion as early modern actors experienced it to throw fresh light on the emergence of consumer society and the financial revolution towards the end of the seventeenth century.