BOOKS RECEIVED:  Keili Ann Costa, “Coach Fellas: Heritage and Tourism in Ireland” (Left Coast Press, 2008)
The Coach Fellas are known to almost all tourists who traverse the Irish countryside. Ostensibly bus drivers, they are also the tour guides who provide the crucial component in the branding of “people, place, and pace” upon which Irish heritage… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Erica Gibson, “Ceramic Makers’ Marks” (Left Coast Press, 2010)
Erica Gibson’s comprehensive guide provides a much-needed catalogue of ceramic makers’ marks of British, French, German, and American origin found in North American archaeological sites. Consisting of nearly 350 marks from 112 different manufacturers from the mid-19th through early 20th… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Barbara Little and Paul Shackel, “Archaeology, Heritage, and Civic Engagement: Working toward the Public Good” Left Coast Press, 2014)
The definition of “public archaeology” has expanded in recent years to include archaeologists’ collaborations with and within communities and activities in support of education, civic renewal, peacebuilding, and social justice. Barbara Little and Paul Shackel, long-term leaders in the growth… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Antoinette Jackson, “Speaking for the Enslaved: Heritage Interpretation at Antebellum Plantation Sites” (Left Coast Press, 2012)
Focusing on the agency of enslaved Africans and their descendants in the South, this work argues for the systematic unveiling and recovery of subjugated knowledge, histories, and cultural practices of those traditionally silenced and overlooked by national heritage projects and… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Harris and Douny, eds., “Wrapping and Unwrapping Material Culture: Archaeological and Anthropological Perspectives” (Left Coast Press, 2014)
This innovative volume challenges contemporary views on material culture by exploring the relationship between wrapping materials and practices and the objects, bodies, and places that define them. Using examples as diverse as baby swaddling, Egyptian mummies, Celtic tombs, lace underwear,… Read More
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