A Marxist Archaeology

A Marxist Archaeology

A Marxist Archaeology

Marxism is a rich intellectual tradition that offers archaeologists a way around many of the seemingly irresolvable theoretical oppositions that beset us and as such deserves a place in the theoretical and substantive debates in archaeology. This introduction to Marxist theory as it applies to archaeology explores long-term historical change and cultural evolution, and advocates a dialectical and historical approach to the study of the past. The book was originally published by Academic Press in 1992 but this affordable paperback edition features an extensive new introduction by the author.

Review
From the Prologue to the Percheron Press Edition "The unique contribution that Marxism can make to archaeology comes from the integration of [its three parts] to gain knowledge of, critique, and take action in the world. . . . [T]his integration is an ongoing, dynamic, and never-ending process. My starting point for this process is to be found in A Marxist Archaeology and I hope that other archaeologists will find my efforts helpful as they begin their journey." From the reviews "[McGuire] recognizes that no study of humanity can operate effectively without an engagement with the broader intellectual tradition of Marxism, and he is...

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