Meaning and Ideology in Historical Archaeology

Style, Social Identity, and Capitalism in an Australian Town

  • Heather Burke

Part of the Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology book series (CGHA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Heather Burke
    Pages 1-9
  3. Heather Burke
    Pages 11-35
  4. Heather Burke
    Pages 37-81
  5. Heather Burke
    Pages 83-102
  6. Heather Burke
    Pages 103-142
  7. Heather Burke
    Pages 163-180
  8. Heather Burke
    Pages 181-216
  9. Heather Burke
    Pages 217-230
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 231-276

About this book


Focusing on the city of Armidale during the period 1830 to 1930, this book investigates the relationship between the development of capitalism in a particular region (New England, Australia) and the expression of ideology within architectural style. The author analyzes how style encodes meaning and how it relates to the social contexts and relationships within capitalism, which in turn are related to the construction of ideology over time.


artifacts capitalism historical archaeology ideology social identity

Authors and affiliations

  • Heather Burke
    • 1
  1. 1.University of New EnglandArmidaleAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7159-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4769-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1574-0439
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