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Resistance in the past and in archaeological research

Jennbert, Kristina LU (2017) In Arkeologiska Studier 12. p.23-36
Abstract
My own privilege as an observer of the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic rests on the power of an outsider by wearing lenses from other archaeological research fields. As far as I understand doing archaeology, a reflexive consciousness about the production of knowledge and the communication strategies is fundamental for increasing our knowledge and using our knowledge of the past. The awareness of subjectivity in the production of knowledge helps to understand what problems and possibilities there might be in Palaeolithic and Mesolithic research. Critical archaeology forms a necessary core in archaeological research.

The concept of resistance has been used as a metaphor, and as a tool to understand research on the Palaeolithic and... (More)
My own privilege as an observer of the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic rests on the power of an outsider by wearing lenses from other archaeological research fields. As far as I understand doing archaeology, a reflexive consciousness about the production of knowledge and the communication strategies is fundamental for increasing our knowledge and using our knowledge of the past. The awareness of subjectivity in the production of knowledge helps to understand what problems and possibilities there might be in Palaeolithic and Mesolithic research. Critical archaeology forms a necessary core in archaeological research.

The concept of resistance has been used as a metaphor, and as a tool to understand research on the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic.[MS1] The resistance and domination in research are power-related, and certainly theoretical perspectives are loaded with values that sets the agenda for present-day understanding about our knowledge of the past. The concept is associated with human agency and communication. The concept of resistance has been used to refer to human life in the past, as today. The distinct types of resistance within anthropology and political science support a complex nature of resistance involving the actors, their targets, and the observers, in the past, and as in the archaeological research field. The researcher is a part of norms and values in the present, and plays the role as actor, target, and observer. As that kind of role-player the complex matter of multiple opportunities in interprations of the past. (Less)
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dissemination, communication, critical archaeology, paleolithic mesolithic, reseaarch habitus, Resistance
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Sørensen, Mikael; Buck Pedersen, Kristoffer; and
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Copenhagen University
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The concept of resistance has been used as a metaphor, and as a tool to understand research on the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic.[MS1] The resistance and domination in research are power-related, and certainly theoretical perspectives are loaded with values that sets the agenda for present-day understanding about our knowledge of the past. The concept is associated with human agency and communication. The concept of resistance has been used to refer to human life in the past, as today. The distinct types of resistance within anthropology and political science support a complex nature of resistance involving the actors, their targets, and the observers, in the past, and as in the archaeological research field. The researcher is a part of norms and values in the present, and plays the role as actor, target, and observer. As that kind of role-player the complex matter of multiple opportunities in interprations of the past.},
  author       = {Jennbert, Kristina},
  editor       = {Sørensen, Mikael and Buck Pedersen, Kristoffer},
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  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {23--36},
  publisher    = {Copenhagen University},
  series       = {Arkeologiska Studier},
  title        = {Resistance in the past and in archaeological research},
  volume       = {12},
  year         = {2017},
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