An Archaeology of Colonial Identity: Power and Material by Gavin Lucas

By Gavin Lucas

This e-book examines how colonial identities have been developed within the Cape Colony of South Africa due to the fact its institution within the 17th century as much as the 20th century.
it truly is an explicitly archaeological procedure yet which additionally attracts extra commonly on documentary fabric to check how varied humans within the colony - from settler to slave - developed identities via fabric tradition. The
booklet explores 3 key teams: The Dutch East India corporation, the unfastened settlers and the slaves, via a couple of archaeological websites and contexts. With the archaeological facts, the ebook examines how those different
teams have been enmeshed inside racial, sexual, and sophistication ideologies within the broader context of capitalism and colonialism, and attracts generally on present social thought, specifically post-colonialism, feminism and Marxism. This
e-book is aimed essentially at archaeologists, yet also will allure historians and people attracted to cultural concept and fabric tradition stories. particularly, historic archaeologists and scholars of historic archaeology
would be the basic readership and dealers.

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