By Ailsa Parkin

Homeless Heritage: Collaborative Social Archaeology as Therapeutic Practice. By Rachael Kiddey. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. Hardback, 217pp. ISBN: 978-0-19-874686-7.

Those who follow the Journal of Contemporary Archaeology will know a great deal about Rachael Kiddey’s book if they have read Kiddey and her homeless colleagues’ (2015) graphic article “Journeys in the City: Homeless Archaeologists or Archaeologies of Homelessness”. I’m reasonably certain that other archaeologists – even those who study the contemporary – will be surprised to see “therapeutic practice” in the subtitle of an archaeology book. Others will puzzle over what “collaborative social archaeology” might be. Anyone, even non-archaeologists, who …read more      

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