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Archaeology of Identity and DissonanceContexts for a Brave New World$
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Diane F. George  and Bernice Kurchin

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780813056197

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813056197.001.0001

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Where Are the Outsiders?

Where Are the Outsiders?

A Discussion of Site Identity Formation through a Deconstruction of the Built Environment of Dogtown, Massachusetts

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Archaeology of Identity and Dissonance

Elizabeth Martin

University Press of Florida

This chapter analyzes the historic narrative of Dogtown, Massachusetts, a New England outsider community. The shift from insider to outsider community in the early nineteenth century is examined by placing the documentary record side by side with the past and present landscape. The constructed nature of the historic narrative along with today’s physical space is unpacked, arguing that Dogtown’s communal identity is still an unknown and that the modern understanding of the community has been constructed in the one hundred years since site abandonment.

Keywords:   Dogtown, Massachusetts, New England, Outsider community

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