By Lynn Meskell
Archaeology below Fire addresses archaeology's position in present political matters, even if or not it's the ethnic detoxing within the Balkans, the department of Cyprus, or the continuing destruction of Beirut.
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But more than anything else, it was the thrust of collective memory into an arena of national political struggle that brought to the surface the character of this archaeological confrontation. It would be naïve to underestimate the power of all nationalisms to direct the formation of collective memories, and to embody historical continuity (Miller 1995), be it part of a distinct homogeneous culture (Gellner 1983; 1987), or a ‘necessary consequence of novelty…the expression of a radically changed form of consciousness’ (Anderson 1991: xiv).
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