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- List of Tables
- List of Contributors
- The Relationship between Ethnoarchaeology and Archaeologies of the Contemporary Past: a Historical Investigation
- Forensic Archaeology
- Anthropological Approaches to Contemporary Material Worlds
- The Place of Things in Contemporary History
- Canonical Affordances: The Psychology of Everyday Things
- To the Things Themselves Again: Observations on What Things are and Why They Matter
- STS, Symmetry, Archaeology
- Actor-Network-Theory Approaches to the Archaeology of Contemporary Architecture
- Global Media and Archaeologies of Network Technologies
- Performance and the Stratigraphy of Place: Everything You Need to Build a Town is Here
- Aluminology: An Archaeology of Mobile Modernity
- The Archaeology of Space Exploration
- Contemporary Archaeology in the Postcolony: Disciplinary Entrapments, Subaltern Epistemologies
- Archaeologies of Automobility
- Archaeology of Modern American Death: Grave Goods and Blithe Mementoes
- ‘A Dirtier Reality?’ Archaeological Methods and the Urban Project
- Heritage and Modernism in New York
- Checkpoints as Gendered Spaces: An Autoarchaeology of War, Heritage, and the City
- Race and Prosaic Materiality: the Archaeology of Contemporary Urban Space and the Invisible Colour Line
- Photo Essay: Institutional Spaces
- Between the Lines: Drawing Archaeology
- Two Riots: the Importance of Civil Unrest in Contemporary Archaeology
- The Materiality Of Film
- The Burning Man Festival and the Archaeology of Ephemeral and Temporary Gatherings
- Olympic City Screens: Media, Matter, and Making Place
- Material Animals: An Archaeology of Contemporary Zoo Experiences
- Photo Essay: On Salvage Photography
- Silicon Valley
- Building Thought into Things
- Archaeologies of the Postindustrial Body
- The Material Cellphone
- The Contemporary Material Culture of the Cult of the Infant: Constructing Children as Desiring Subjects
- VHS: A Posthumanist Aesthetics of Recording and Distribution
- Autoanthropology, Modernity, and Automobiles
- Photo Essay: The Other Acropolises: Multi-Temporality and the Persistence of the Past
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter is perhaps best treated as a ‘site’ rather than a treatise. It employs disrupted writing strategies, based in turn on ‘walking’ practices and the authors’ background in performance, as tools for playful debate, collaboration, intervention, and spatial meaning-making. The chapter, like our walking, is intended to be porous; for others to read into it and connect from it and for the specificities and temporalities of sites to fracture, erode, and distress it. It draws on the outcomes of previous works including site-specific performance works such as Mis-Guided Tours or published Mis-Guides (for example, A Mis-Guide To Anywhere, 2006), ‘drifts’, mythogeographic mapping, public art or installations, explorations of the Wienfluss, excavations of subterranean library stacks, and a recently installed network of plaques across an English seaside resort (Everything you need to build a town is here, 2010).
Stephen Hodge, Wrights & Sites.
Simon Persighetti, Wrights & Sites.
Phil Smith, Wrights & Sites.
Cathy Turner, Wrights & Sites.
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