Industrial Archaeology: Future Directions

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Eleanor Casella, James Symonds
Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 4, 2007 - Social Science - 321 pages
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Eleanor Conlin Casella and James Symonds th The essays in this book are adapted from papers presented at the 24 Annual Conference of the Theoretical Archaeology Group, held at the University of Manchester, in December 2002. The conference session “An Industrial Revolution? Future Directions for Industrial Arch- ology,” was jointly devised by the editors, and sponsored by English Heritage, with the intention of gathering together leading industrial and historical archaeologists from around the world. Speakers were asked to consider aspects of contemporary theory and practice, as well as possible future directions for the study of industrialisation and - dustrial societies. It perhaps ?tting that this meeting was convened in Manchester, which has a rich industrial heritage, and has recently been proclaimed as the “archetype” city of the industrial revolution (McNeil and George, 2002). However, just as Manchester is being transformed by reg- eration, shaking off many of the negative connotations associated st with factory-based industrial production, and remaking itself as a 21 century city, then so too, is the archaeological study of industrialisation being transformed. In the most recent overview of industrial archaeology in the UK, Sir Neil Cossons cautioned that industrial archaeology risked becoming a “one generation subject”, that stood on the edge of oblivion, alongside th the mid-20 century pursuit of folklife studies (Cossons 2000:13). It is to be hoped that the papers in this volume demonstrate that this will not be the case.
 

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Contents

New Directions
3
Beyond Machines
33
Constructing a Framework
59
AfterIndustrialArchaeology?
77
The Conservation of Industrial Monuments
94
Publishing and Priority in Industrial
121
The Conservation of Networked
135
Competing
155
Archaeologies of the Factory and Mine
174
Technological Innovation in the Early
205
Cultural Identity and the Consumption of Industry
243
The Industrial Archaeology of Entertainment
261
The Landscape
279
Revolutionizing Industrial Archaeology?
301
Index
315
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Eleanor Conlin Casella, senior lecturer in archaeology at the University of Manchester, is the coeditor of Industrial Archaeology: Future Directions and The Archaeology of Plural and Changing Identities.

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