Is archaeology conceivable within the degrowth movement?

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摘要

Since the 1980s, archaeology has been further embedded in a reinforced and accelerating capitalist ideology, namely neo-liberalism. Most archaeologists had no alternative but to adapt to it through concessions to the free-market economy and to the so-called mitigations taking place within development. However, it is now apparent that the ongoing global socio-ecological disaster we are facing cannot be reversed with compromises but rather with a radical engagement against the injunctions of competition and growth. I suggest that we must anticipate the necessary transformations of archaeology in the coming decades, before archaeology becomes a technical avatar of the neo-liberal dogma, or before its complete annihilation for being deemed 'superfluous' (Wurst 2019, 171) by the capitalist regime. In this paper, I will use the idea of 'degrowth' to propose a new paradigm for archaeology by applying the concepts of civil disobedience, voluntary simplicity, redistribution of means and the ethics of no-growth.

原文English
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頁數16
期刊Archaeological Dialogues
28
發行號1
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2021 6月

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 地理、規劃與發展
  • 藝術與人文(雜項)
  • 考古學

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