Homeless Heritage: Collaborative Social Archaeology as Therapeutic Practice [Hardback]

Rachael Kiddey (Author)

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ISBN: 9780198746867 | Published by: Oxford University Press | Year of Publication: 2017 | Language: English 240p,




Homeless Heritage: Collaborative Social Archaeology as Therapeutic Practice

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Homeless Heritage describes the process of using archaeological methodologies to collaboratively document how contemporary homeless people use and experience the city. Drawing on fieldwork undertaken in Bristol and York, the book first describes the way in which archaeological methods and theory have come to be usefully applied to the contemporary world, before exploring the historical development of the concept of homelessness. Working with homeless people, the author undertook surveys and two excavations of contemporary homeless sites, and the team co-curated two public heritage exhibitions - with surprising results. Complementing a growing body of literature that details how collaborative and participatory heritage projects can give voice to marginalised groups, Homeless Heritage details what it means to be homeless in the twenty first century.

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