The Resource Ruin memories : materiality, aesthetics and the archaeology of the recent past, edited by Bjørnar Olsen and Þóra Pétursdóttir

Ruin memories : materiality, aesthetics and the archaeology of the recent past, edited by Bjørnar Olsen and Þóra Pétursdóttir

Label
Ruin memories : materiality, aesthetics and the archaeology of the recent past
Title
Ruin memories
Title remainder
materiality, aesthetics and the archaeology of the recent past
Statement of responsibility
edited by Bjørnar Olsen and Þóra Pétursdóttir
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Since the 19th century, mass-production, consumerism and cycles of material replacement have accelerated; increasingly larger amounts of things are increasingly rapidly victimized and made redundant. At the same time processes of destruction have immensely intensified, although largely overlooked when compared to the research and social significance devoted to consumption and production. The outcome is a ruin landscape of derelict factories, closed shopping malls, overgrown bunkers and redundant mining towns; a ghostly world of decaying modern debris normally left out of academic concerns and conventional histories. The archaeology of the recent or contemporary past has grown fast during the last decade. This development has been concurrent with a broader popular, artistic and scholarly interest in modern ruins in general. Ruin Memories explores how the ruins of modernity are conceived and assigned cultural value in contemporary academic and public discourses, reassesses the cultural and historical value of modern ruins and suggests possible means for reaffirming their cultural and historic significance. Crucial for this reassessment is a concern with decay and ruination, and with the role things play in expressing the neglected, unsuccessful and ineffable. Abandonment and ruination is usually understood negatively through the tropes of loss and deprivation; things are degraded and humiliated while the information, knowledge and memory embedded in them become lost along the way. Without at all ignoring its many negative and traumatizing aspects, a main question addressed in this book is whether ruination also can be seen as an act of disclosure? If ruination disturbs the routinized and ready-to-hand, to what extent can it also be seen as a recovery of memory as exposing meanings and presences that perhaps are only possible to grasp at second hand when no longer immersed in their withdrawn and useful reality? Anybody interested in the archaeology of the contemporary past will find Ruin Memories an essential guide to the very latest theoretical research in this emerging field of archaeological thought"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
Dewey number
930.1028
Index
index present
LC call number
CC77.H5
LC item number
R85 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Olsen, Bjørnar
  • Þóra Pétursdóttir
  • ProQuest (Firm)
Series statement
Archaeological orientations
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  • Archaeology and history
  • Archaeology
  • History, Modern
  • Memory
  • Material culture
  • Aesthetics, Modern
  • Abandoned buildings
  • Historic sites
  • Landscape archaeology
  • Social archaeology
Label
Ruin memories : materiality, aesthetics and the archaeology of the recent past, edited by Bjørnar Olsen and Þóra Pétursdóttir
Link
https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/umanitoba/detail.action?docID=1682256
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317695806
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(NhCcYBP)99980318729
Label
Ruin memories : materiality, aesthetics and the archaeology of the recent past, edited by Bjørnar Olsen and Þóra Pétursdóttir
Link
https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/umanitoba/detail.action?docID=1682256
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317695806
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(NhCcYBP)99980318729

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