Sami Archaeology and Postcolonial Theory - An Introduction

Sami Archaeology and Postcolonial Theory - An Introduction

Congratulations to Anna-Kaisa Salmi who together with Marte Spangen and Tina Aikas published a special issue on Sami Archaeology in Arctic Anthropology.

Sami Archaeology - Arctic Anthropology devotes the first six articles of this issue to Sámi archaeology and postcolonial theory

Abstract.

While researchers within Sámi archaeology have dealt with issues closely related to postcolonial theory and critique since the 1970s onwards, this has rarely been done with explicit mention or coherent use of this theoretical complex. This somewhat paradoxical situation was addressed in a session at the 14th conference of the Nordic Theoretical Archaeology Group at Stockholm University in April 2014, an initiative that eventually resulted in the present collection of articles. In this introduction we briefly present the historiographical and discursive background for the debates that are outlined in the following contributions.

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Marte Spangen, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Stockholm University,Wallenberglaboratoriet, SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden. Email: marte.spangen@ark.su.se 

Anna-Kaisa Salmi, Department of Anthropology, F48 Edward Wright Building,University of Aberdeen, AB24 3QY Aberdeen, UK.  Email: asalmi@abdn.ac.uk 

Tiina Äikäs, Archaeology, P.O. Box 1000, Fl-90014 University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland. Email: tiina.aikas@oulu.fi

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