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Material Culture and Modern Conflict


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The Material Culture and Modern Conflict series adopts a genuinely interdisciplinary approach to re-appraise the material legacy of twentieth and twenty-first century conflict around the world. It offers a radical departure in the study of modern conflict, proving a truly interdisciplinary forum that draws upon archaeology, anthropology, military and cultural history, art history, cultural geography, and museum and heritage studies.

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Archaeologies of Hitler’s Arctic War Heritage of the Second World War German Military Presence in Finnish Lapland

Archaeologies of Hitler’s Arctic War: Heritage of the Second World War German Military Presence in Finnish Lapland

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Oula Seitsonen
October 30, 2020

This book discusses the archaeology and heritage of the German military presence in Finnish Lapland during the Second World War, framing this northern, overlooked WWII material legacy from the nearly forgotten Arctic front as ‘dark heritage’ – a concrete reminder of Finns siding with the Nazis – ...

Material Cultures of Childhood in Second World War Britain

Material Cultures of Childhood in Second World War Britain

1st Edition

Gabriel Moshenska
April 15, 2019

How do children cope when their world is transformed by war? This book draws on memory narratives to construct an historical anthropology of childhood in Second World Britain, focusing on objects and spaces such as gas masks, air raid shelters and bombed-out buildings. In their struggles to cope ...

Rediscovering the Great War Archaeology and Enduring Legacies on the Soča and Eastern Fronts

Rediscovering the Great War: Archaeology and Enduring Legacies on the Soča and Eastern Fronts

1st Edition

Uroš Košir, Matija Črešnar, Dimitrij Mlekuž
February 21, 2019

The Great War was a turning point of the twentieth century, giving birth to a new, modern, and industrial approach to warfare that changed the world forever. The remembrance, awareness, and knowledge of the conflict and, most importantly, of those who participated and were affected by it, altered ...

Decoding a Royal Marine Commando The Militarized Body as Artefact

Decoding a Royal Marine Commando: The Militarized Body as Artefact

1st Edition

Mark A. Burchell
October 12, 2018

With a heritage dating back to the mid-seventeenth century, the Royal Marines have accrued a rich history of rituals, artefacts and material culture that is consciously deployed in order to define and shape the institution both historically and going forward into an uncertain future. Drawing upon ...

The Poetics of Conflict Experience Materiality and Embodiment in Second World War Italy

The Poetics of Conflict Experience: Materiality and Embodiment in Second World War Italy

1st Edition

Sarah De Nardi
June 28, 2018

Seventy years after the end of the Second World War we still do not fully appreciate the intensity of the lived experience of people and communities involved in resistance movements and subjected to German occupation. Yet the enduring conjunction between individuals, things and place cannot be ...

Conflict Landscapes and Archaeology from Above

Conflict Landscapes and Archaeology from Above

1st Edition

Birger Stichelbaut, David Cowley
March 09, 2018

The study of conflict archaeology has developed rapidly over the last decade, fuelled in equal measure by technological advances and creative analytical frameworks. Nowhere is this truer than in the inter-disciplinary fields of archaeological practice that combine traditional sources such as ...

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