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Journal of Social Archaeology

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Social Archeology

eISSN: 17412951 | ISSN: 14696053 | Current volume: 23 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: 3 Times/Year


The Journal of Social Archaeology promotes interdisciplinary research focused on social approaches in archaeology, opening up new debates and areas of exploration. It engages with and contributes to theoretical developments from other related disciplines such as feminism, queer theory, postcolonialism, social geography, literary theory, politics, anthropology, cognitive studies and behavioural science. It is explicitly global in outlook with temporal parameters from prehistory to recent periods. As well as promoting innovative social interpretations of the past, it also encourages an exploration of contemporary politics and heritage issues.

Interdisciplinary
The editorial board is drawn from archaeology and the social sciences and submissions should reflect that interdisciplinary engagement. Established scholars from a variety of fields are asked to comment on submissions where relevant, bringing archaeology to a wider forum in the process. The journal also engages with contemporary perspectives on antiquity, linking past and present, the local and the global.

Broad-ranging topics
The journal covers a full range of social archaeology in independent and themed issues. Relevant topics include social life; identity issues such as gender, sexuality, ethnicity, class; the body; material culture; landscape; time; aesthetics; sociopolitics; postcolonialism; representation; mortuary analysis; ritual; household studies, and social memory.

"JSA is the only journal which provides world-wide coverage of the current theoretical and political issues facing archaeology making it central to debates about the current importance of the past.” Chris Gosden, University of Oxford, UK


"Theoretical archaeology has emerged as a new and exciting topic in the discipline during the last fifteen years. The Journal of Social Archaeology promises to further discussions of the interconnections between the practice of archaeology and the diverse bodies of social theory on which its practitioners draw." Thomas C Patterson, University of California at Riverside, USA

 

The Journal of Social Archaeology is a fully peer reviewed international journal that promotes interdisciplinary research focused on social approaches in archaeology, opening up new debates and areas of exploration. It engages with and contributes to theoretical developments from other related disciplines such as feminism, queer theory, postcolonialism, social geography, literary theory, politics, anthropology, cognitive studies and behavioural science. It is explicitly global in outlook with temporal parameters from prehistory to recent periods. As well as promoting innovative social interpretations of the past, it also encourages an exploration of contemporary politics and heritage issues.

 

Interdisciplinary
The editorial board is drawn from archaeology and the social sciences and submissions should reflect that interdisciplinary engagement. Established scholars from a variety of fields are asked to comment on submissions where relevant, bringing archaeology to a wider forum in the process. The journal also engages with contemporary perspectives on antiquity, linking past and present, the local and the global.

 

Broad-ranging topics
The journal covers a full range of social archaeology in independent and themed issues. Relevant topics include social life; identity issues such as gender, sexuality, ethnicity, class; the body; material culture; landscape; time; aesthetics; sociopolitics; postcolonialism; representation; mortuary analysis; ritual; household studies, and social memory.

Editor
Lynn Meskell University of Pennsylvania, USA
UK Editor
Joshua Pollard University of Southampton, UK
Editorial Assistant
Annalisa Bolin Aarhus University, Denmark
Editorial Panel
Rosemary Joyce University of California, Berkeley, USA
Robert Preucel Brown University, USA
Advisory Editorial Board
Arjun Appadurai New York University, USA
Ammar Azzouz University of Oxford and University of Essex, UK
Reinhard Bernbeck Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Kimberly Bowes University of Pennsylvania, USA
Mats Burström Stockholm University, Sweden
Judith Butler University of California, Berkeley, USA
Denis Byrne Western Sydney University, Australia
Chip Colwell SAPIENS, USA
Felipe Criado Boado Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain
Kristina Douglass Columbia University, USA
Justin Dunnavant University of California--Los Angeles, USA
Pedro Paulo A. Funari University of Campinas, Brazil
Roberta Gilchrist University of Reading, UK
Chris Gosden University of Oxford, UK
Martin Hall University of Cape Town, South Africa
Michael Herzfeld Harvard University, USA
Tim Ingold University of Aberdeen, UK
Webb Keane University of Michigan, USA
Paul Lane Uppsala University, Sweden
Ian Lilley University of Queensland, Australia
Gavin Lucas University of Iceland, Iceland
Randall McGuire Binghamton University, USA
Danny Miller University College London, UK
Steve Mithen University of Reading, UK
Lindsay M. Montgomery University of Toronto, Canada
Stephanie Moser University of Southampton, UK
Paul Mullins Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA
Tim Pauketat University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Gertjan Plets Utrecht University, Netherlands
Himanshu Prabha Ray Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Colin Renfrew University of Cambridge, UK
Uzma Z. Rizvi Pratt Institute, USA
Krish Seetah Stanford University, USA
Alinah Segobye Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia
Linda Tuhiwai Smith Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi, Whakatane, New Zealand
Julian Thomas University of Manchester, UK
Bryan S Turner Catholic University of Australia, Sydney
Mary Weismantel Northwestern University, USA
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