The Ethics of Visibility

Archaeology, Conservation and Memories of Settler Colonialism

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Abstract

The visibility created by archaeology and heritage conservation brings ethical responsibilities derived from how visibility provides the ‘condition of possibility’ for strategies of power and control. But through their material endurance, heritage places also provide opportunities for strategies of resistance and for individuals and groups to seek ethical experiences of reconciliation, recognition and respect in terms of their own particular social justice concerns and identity politics. In settler societies, colonial archaeological remains can be approached as ‘imperial debris’-locations where we can examine the ‘the longevity of structures of dominance and the uneven pace with which people can extricate themselves from the colonial order of things’.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Ethics of Cultural Heritage
EditorsTracy Ireland, John Schofield
Place of PublicationNew York, USA
PublisherSpringer
Chapter7
Pages105-125
Number of pages21
Volume4
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9781493916498
ISBN (Print)9781493916481
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameEthical Archaeologies: The Politics of Social Justice
PublisherSpringer

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colonial age
archaeology
conservation
moral philosophy
endurance
reconciliation
social justice
respect
responsibility
politics
society
experience
Group
Settler Colonialism
Colonies
Conservation
Archaeology
Visibility
Archaeological Remains
Order of Things

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IRELAND, T. (2015). The Ethics of Visibility: Archaeology, Conservation and Memories of Settler Colonialism. In T. Ireland, & J. Schofield (Eds.), The Ethics of Cultural Heritage (1 ed., Vol. 4, pp. 105-125). (Ethical Archaeologies: The Politics of Social Justice). New York, USA: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-1649-8_7
IRELAND, Tracy. / The Ethics of Visibility : Archaeology, Conservation and Memories of Settler Colonialism. The Ethics of Cultural Heritage. editor / Tracy Ireland ; John Schofield. Vol. 4 1. ed. New York, USA : Springer, 2015. pp. 105-125 (Ethical Archaeologies: The Politics of Social Justice).
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IRELAND T. The Ethics of Visibility: Archaeology, Conservation and Memories of Settler Colonialism. In Ireland T, Schofield J, editors, The Ethics of Cultural Heritage. 1 ed. Vol. 4. New York, USA: Springer. 2015. p. 105-125. (Ethical Archaeologies: The Politics of Social Justice). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-1649-8_7