'I dwell in Possibility' - ethical futures for heritage and archaeology

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Abstract

Reflecting on the ethical challenges facing archaeologists working in Africa, and upon similar issues encountered in the Australian context, I consider two forms of ‘possibility’. The first concerns the ‘condition of possibility’ (following Kant and Foucault's concept of the episteme), i.e. the conditions that allow forms of power and authority to exist and produce subjects (in our case archaeology and heritage). The second is the kind of ‘possibility’ referred to in Emily Dickinson's poem — a future oriented opportunity for archaeology to be imaginatively reshaped
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-244
Number of pages8
JournalAzania: Archaeological Research in Africa
Volume49
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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'I dwell in Possibility' - ethical futures for heritage and archaeology. / IRELAND, Tracy.

In: Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa, Vol. 49, No. 2, 2014, p. 237-244.

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