Cultural interaction and African American identity in plantation archaeology

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Abstract

Culture contact theory was infused into archaeological studies of slavery because of a research interest in understanding the formation of African American identity. Failing to recognize plantation slavery as a special type of contact situation, however, those efforts either relied upon concepts and models derived from the study of European-Native American contact or overlooked relations of power and domination in the interpretations. This essay briefly reviews ways that archaeologists have examined cultural interaction and change in archaeological studies of plantation slavery. It also builds upon current approaches to this study that can enhance our understanding of African American identity within plantation contexts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStudies in Culture Contact: Interaction, Culture Change, and Archaeology
PublisherSouthern Illinois University
Pages172-188
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780809334100
ISBN (Print)0809334097, 9780809334094
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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Singleton, T. A. (2015). Cultural interaction and African American identity in plantation archaeology. In Studies in Culture Contact: Interaction, Culture Change, and Archaeology (pp. 172-188). Southern Illinois University.

Cultural interaction and African American identity in plantation archaeology. / Singleton, Theresa A.

Studies in Culture Contact: Interaction, Culture Change, and Archaeology. Southern Illinois University, 2015. p. 172-188.

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Singleton, TA 2015, Cultural interaction and African American identity in plantation archaeology. in Studies in Culture Contact: Interaction, Culture Change, and Archaeology. Southern Illinois University, pp. 172-188.
Singleton TA. Cultural interaction and African American identity in plantation archaeology. In Studies in Culture Contact: Interaction, Culture Change, and Archaeology. Southern Illinois University. 2015. p. 172-188
Singleton, Theresa A. / Cultural interaction and African American identity in plantation archaeology. Studies in Culture Contact: Interaction, Culture Change, and Archaeology. Southern Illinois University, 2015. pp. 172-188
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