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Title

The Countermemory of Soil

AuthorsGonzález-Ruibal, Alfredo
Issue Date8-Nov-2019
CitationLife of Crops: Towards an Investigative Memorialization (2019)
AbstractSoil figures prominently in fascist and colonialist narratives and imaginary, most obviously in the Blut und Boden ideology of the Nazi regime. It has been, however, also central to many other ideological movements of the twentieth century, as in French nationalism ¿ Maurice Barrès¿ La terre et les morts ¿ and in Spanish fascism, with the word tierra meaning both `land¿ and `soil¿ Spanish. Abstracted notions of soil, earth and land contrast with archaeological approaches, which are deeply empirical. My point is that archaeology, through its engagement with earth, at the same time sensuous and analytical, can counteract the idealized narratives of extremism, in a moment when they are coming back in force. For the short plenary presentation, I will propose an archaeological perspective on soil focusing on the idea of (biogeochemical) countermemory. For the longer presentation, I will illustrate the idea of soil countermemory through three archaeological vignettes where earth plays a prominent role. My stories come from fieldwork, both in Europe (Spain) and in colonial contexts (Ethiopia and Somaliland)
DescriptionTrabajo presentado en Life of Crops: Towards an Investigative Memorialization, celebrada en Graz (Austria), los días 8 y 9 de noviembre de 2019
Publisher version (URL)http://www.memorialinbecoming.net/conference/speakers/?abstracts=1
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/209668
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