Who Needs the Past?: Indigenous Values and Archaeology

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R. Layton
Routledge, 12.11.2012 - 240 Seiten
This book offers a critique of the all pervasive Western notion that other communities often live in a timeless present. Who Needs the Past? provides first-hand evidence of the interest non-Western, non-academic communities have in the past.
 

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Who needs the past?
1
influences of home media and school
21
2 Inuit perceptions of the past
45
Hadzabe perceptions of their past
51
4 An 11 th century literary reference to prehistoric times in India
57
5 The valuation of time among the peasant population of the Alto Minho northwestern Portugal
59
6 Understanding Yolngu signs of the past
70
7 Geography and historical understanding in indigenous Colombia
84
10 Classical Greek attitudes to the past
119
3rd to 2nd millennium BC evidence
131
a synchronism between Puranic and archaeological evidence
150
Australian Aboriginal peiformances and the transmission of oral traditions
162
the intrusion of Europeans and consequent social change
169
15 The past as perceived by the Bali Nyonga people of Cameroon
180
16 Archaeology and oral traditions in the MitongoaAndrainjato area Betsileo region of Madagascar
189
17 Interpretations and uses of the past in modern Britain and Europe Why are people interested in the past? Do the experts know or care? A plea for ...
195

the Otavalos
95
9 Oral tradition and the African past
105

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