Since the nineteenth century mass production consumerism and cycles of material replacement have accelerated increasingly larger amounts of things are increasingly victimized rapidly and made redundant at the same time processes of destruction have immensely intensified although largely overlooked when compared to the research and social significance devoted to consumption and production. Thora petursdottir defended her doctoral thesis in archaeology with the title concrete matters towards an archaeology of things at the university of tromso norway in november 2013 her main research interests lie in archaeological theory and practice thing theory and archaeology of the recent past and present. The outcome is a ruin landscape of derelict factories closed shopping malls overgrown bunkers and redundant mining towns a ghostly world of decaying modern debris normally omitted from academic concerns and conventional historiesthe archaeology of the recent or contemporary past has grown fast during the last decade. Ruin memories materialities aesthetics and the archaeology of the recent past archaeological orientations ebook olsen bjornar petursdottir thora amazon . Ruin memories materialities aesthetics and the archaeology of the recent past archaeological orientations 1st edition by bjornar olsen editor thora petursdottir editor isbn 13 978 0415523622
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