TITLE

Small Things Forgotten Now Included, or What Else Do Things Deserve?

AUTHOR(S)
Pétursdóttir, Þóra
PUB. DATE
September 2012
SOURCE
International Journal of Historical Archaeology;Sep2012, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p577
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We have turned to things, it is argued in different contexts by social and cultural scholars. The previously neglected stuff of life is back and now deserves to be embraced and included in our histories and democracies. This paper discusses our efforts to include these others and seeks to reflect on how some of our gestures of inclusion may not be as humble and tolerant as we like to argue. With reference to an ongoing archaeological research of a recently abandoned herring station in Iceland's northwest the paper discusses how the archaeological remembering of this site, and its inclusion in historical narration, can in fact easily result in the active forgetting of things, their fragmented and discontinuous memory and their utter silence.
ACCESSION #
79828112

 

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