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By Matthew Liebmann, Uzma Z. Rizvi, Greg Borgstede, Craig N. Cipolla, Praveena Gullapalli, Ian Lilley, Jaime R. Pagán Jiménez, Thomas C. Patterson, Robert W. Preucel, Reniel Rodriguez Ramos, Sandra Scham, Sudharshan Seneviratne, Jason Yaeger

Archaeology and the Postcolonial Critique represents a synthesis of postcolonial archaeological experiences from the outdated and New Worlds. This quantity addresses the procedures of postcolonialism in gentle of recent paradigms in modern academia that have an effect on the perform of archaeology.

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5 Orientalist discourse, in Said’s mind, was composed by multiple authors and consisted of multiple, intertwined theoretical strands that interrogated one another. Because of this, authors working within the discourse potentially had the capacity to challenge its views and teachings and to overcome their limitations. However, to do so required that they open themselves up reflexively to “critical scrutiny” and that they determine as accurately as possible the intellectual baggage they accumulated historically as they learned to participate in and contribute to the field (Said 1978:10, 25).

Gayatri Spivak and Homi Bhabha, the other names most frequently mentioned, acknowledge the importance of Said’s work and engage in different ways with his legacy. Said’s Orientalism is concerned with the formation of the discourse of Orientalism in England and France, but not Germany, starting in the late eighteenth century. , the West). In his view, this discourse yielded not only a hegemonic perspective but also an “enormously systematic discipline by means of which European culture was able to manage—and even produce—the Orient politically, sociologically, militarily, ideologically, scientifically, and imaginatively during the postEnlightenment period” (Said 1978:3).

42 PRAVEENA GULLAPALLI Archaeological Experiences and Postcolonial Conditions in India Archaeology in India is a colonial endeavor in that it emerged through the colonial enterprise and was organized along colonial structures (Chakrabarti 1988, 2003a; Paddayya 1990, 1995); however, archaeology in the subcontinent emerged as a discipline that was neither completely colonial nor completely local because of the often-prominent roles played by Indian archaeologists in the emerging discipline. Their experiences of archaeology would have a lasting impact in the creation of a strong Indian archaeological tradition.

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