Archaeology Under Fire - Nationalism, Politics and Heritage by Lynn Meskell

By Lynn Meskell

Archaeology less than Fire addresses archaeology's position in present political matters, no matter if it's the ethnic detoxing within the Balkans, the department of Cyprus, or the continuing destruction of Beirut.

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The demographic restructuring that followed independence was in effect a neo-colonial formation, and the Cypriote people—Greek and Turkish—led lives still shaped by the ideologies of domination and imperialism. Turkish Cypriotes became marginalised culturally by the same rhetoric of exclusion—otherness and backwardness— that the British had formerly adopted against the Greek Cypriotes. Postcolonialism perhaps implies a level of liberation that is effectively beyond the capacity of existing power relations.

2 Article 18 states: (1) Apart from the provisions which shall take effect in time of peace, the present Convention shall apply in the event of declared war, or any other armed conflict which may arise between two or more of the High Contracting Parties, even if the state of war is not recognised by 34 The cultural heritage of Cyprus one or more of them. (2) The Convention shall also apply to all cases of partial or total occupation of the territory of a High Contracting Party, even if the said occupation meets with no resistance.

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