Special Issue: Inequality and Race in the Histories of Archaeology

Niala, J. C., Davis, Sherry, Challis, Debbie, Schiappacasse, Paola A., Dixon, Susan, Milosavljević, Monika, Moore, Lucy, Nevell, Richard, Fitzpatrick, Alex, Abd el Gawad, Heba and Stevenson, Alice (2021) Special Issue: Inequality and Race in the Histories of Archaeology. Bulletin of the History of Archaeology, 31 (1). pp. 1-19. ISSN 1062-4740

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Abstract

This special issue gathers together a selection of short articles reflecting on the historical construction of inequality and race in the histories of archaeology. The articles also suggest ways in which the discipline might grapple with the—often obvious, sometimes subtle—consequences of that historical process. Solicited via an open call for papers in the summer of 2020 (one made with the aim of speedy publication), the breadth of the topics discussed in the articles reflect how inequality and race have become more prominent research themes within the histories of archaeology in the previous five-to-ten years. At the same time, the pieces show how research can—and should—be connected to attempts to promote social justice and an end to racial discrimination within archaeological practice, the archaeological profession, and the wider worlds with which the discipline interacts. Published at a time when a pandemic has not only swept the world, but also exposed such inequalities further, the special issue represents a positive intervention in what continues to be a contentious issue.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Art History and World Art Studies
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 25 May 2021 00:13
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2021 11:11
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/80089
DOI: 10.5334/bha-660

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