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Archaeology of Identity and Dissonance: Contexts for a Brave New World

Diane F. George  and Bernice Kurchin


In situations of displacement, disruption, and difference, humans adapt by actively creating, re-creating, and adjusting their identities using the material world. This book employs the discipline of historical archaeology to study this process as it occurs in new and challenging environments. The case studies furnish varied instances of people wresting control from others who wish to define them and of adaptive transformation by people who find themselves in new and strange worlds. The authors consider multiple aspects of identity, such as race, class, gender, and ethnicity, and look for ways ... More

Keywords: Historical archaeology, Identity formation, Adaptive transformation, Displacement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780813056197
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813056197.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Diane F. George , editor
Fordham University

Bernice Kurchin, author
Hunter College

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1 O Brave New World

Diane F. George, Bernice Kurchin, and Kelly M. Britt

I People

2 Cupid’s Bow

Jessica Striebel MacLean

3 The New York Irish

Meredith B. Linn

II Space

7 Soldiers on the Wall

Bernice Kurchin and Judith Bianciardi

III Place

8 Constructing Identity in Seneca Village

Diana Dizerega Wall, Nan A. Rothschild, and Meredith B. Linn

9 Where Are the Outsiders?

Elizabeth Martin

IV Time

13 On Time and Identity

O. Hugo Benavides and Bernice Kurchin

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