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ANTH Colloqium: Shannon Dawdy on urban landscape

Dawdy poster clip“Archaeology as Profane Illumination: Dialectics of the Urban Landscape,”  Friday March 14, 3:30 in McGraw 215. Dawdy will also be featured in a RadioCIAMS podcast concerning ‘Millennial archaeology’.

Abstract: My effort here is to experiment with the methodology Walter Benjamin called Profane Illumination, or what one of his major interpreters, Susan Buck-Morss (1989), calls Dialectical Seeing.   Continue reading