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Theoretical approaches to bioarchaeology: The view from across the pond

Gowland, Rebecca; Kacki, Sacha

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Authors

Sacha Kacki



Contributors

Colleen M. Cheverko
Editor

Julia R. Prince-Buitenhuys
Editor

Mark Hubbe
Editor

Abstract

This chapter explores the development and integration of social theory in bioarchaeology from the perspective of the UK and France, and in relation to North America. It examines the constraining influence of traditional academic structures, which have perpetuated the social theory/science, mind/body divide. These structures have created disciplinary barriers that have had an impact on the exposure to—and reception of—social theory within bioarchaeology. Additionally, language and geographical barriers have also resulted in different theoretical trajectories within the UK and France, with the former being most closely allied to North America. Finally, we examine the student experience of learning social theory within different countries and academic structures, and the pedagogical benefits of an integrated and applied social bioarchaeology when teaching the discipline.

Citation

Gowland, R., & Kacki, S. (2020). Theoretical approaches to bioarchaeology: The view from across the pond. In C. M. Cheverko, J. R. Prince-Buitenhuys, & M. Hubbe (Eds.), Theoretical Approaches in Bioarchaeology. Taylor and Francis

Online Publication Date Aug 21, 2020
Publication Date 2020
Deposit Date Aug 16, 2021
Publicly Available Date Feb 21, 2022
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Edition 1st ed.
Book Title Theoretical Approaches in Bioarchaeology
Chapter Number 11
Publisher URL https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.4324/9780429262340-11

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