Pablo Alonso González

Pablo Alonso González
Spanish National Research Council | CSIC · Instituto de Productos Naturales y Agrobiología

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December 2014 - December 2016
Spanish National Research Council
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January 2011 - August 2015
University of Cambridge
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The surface and output of organic agriculture is growing steadily in recent years, being generally seen as a healthier, safer and more sustainable alternative to conventional agriculture. Comparisons between organic and conventional products are nonetheless scarce in the literature, especially in the case of wine. The aim of this study was to compa...
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Natural wine is made from grapes produced under organic or biodynamic management without using additives in the cellar. Natural wine represents a movement of winegrowers that see agriculture as an ethical act against wine industrialization and as a way to make food systems more sustainable. The movement has gained fast-growing global fame and conne...
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Purpose: The complexity in determining the quality of a credence good like wine increases due to the lack of mandatory ingredient labeling. This has generated a significant information asymmetry in the wine market, leading consumers to delegate their purchase decisions to expert rankings and wine guides. This paper explores whether expert assessmen...
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En la última década la arqueología comunitaria ha experimentado un importante crecimiento en España. Este crecimiento se explica, en algunos casos, por la necesaria reinvención de los arqueólogos tras el colapso de la profesión ligada a la crisis económica que se inicia en el 2009; en otros casos está relacionado con la cada vez más demandada divul...
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This paper explores the transformation of heritage values from a critical perspective. The de-authorising conceptual shift in cultural heritage has not always been accompanied by a revitalisation of the dynamics of valorisation. To achieve the integration of multivocal discourses in sustainable preservation strategies, experts and academics need to...
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The organic wine market is rapidly growing worldwide, both in terms of production and consumption. However, the scientific literature is not conclusive regarding differences in the elemental composition of wines according to their production method, including both major and trace elements. Minerals can be present in wine as a result of both anthrop...
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La dimensión social del valor se ha convertido en una piedra angular del debate sobre conservación, gestión y sostenibilidad turísticas en relación al patrimonio cultural. El presente artículo examina el papel del valor social en la gestión patrimonial y promoción turística a través del caso de la Cueva de Altamira como lugar Patrimonio de la Human...
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Similar to other foods, the concept of natural wine is much debated due to the lack of a clear and regulated definition, leading to a proliferation of heterogeneous norms and standards proposed from different natural wine associations at national levels. The current study explored the aspects which mediate individuals’ information and perception of...
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This paper explores the underlying factors behind the collapse of commercial archaeology in Spain, with implications for other international contexts. It contributes to the current global debate about heritage ethics, adding nuance and conceptual depth to critical management studies and cultural heritage management in their approach to business eth...
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Desde la independencia de España en 1898 hasta el acercamiento cubano-estadounidense de 2014, Pablo Alonso González muestra cómo los cambios políticos e ideológicos han influido en las ideas sobre el patrimonio y cómo, a su vez, el patrimonio ha sido utilizado por diferentes actores sociales para asentar y potenciar su estatus social, difundir nuev...
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Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are among the most relevant and dangerous contaminants in soil, from where they can be transferred to crops. Additionally, livestock animals may inadvertently consume relatively high amounts of soil attached to the roots of the vegetables while grazing, leading to indirect exposure to humans. Therefore, periodic...
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Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are among the most relevant and dangerous contaminants in soil, from where they can be transferred to crops. Additionally, livestock animals may inadvertently consume relatively high amounts of soil attached to the roots of the vegetables while grazing, leading to indirect exposure to humans. Therefore, periodic...
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Panel of experts (co-authors): Alonso González, P.; Cayuela García, M. L.; Gómez Calero, J. A.; Guzmán Casado, G.; González de Molina, M.; Lavín González, M. P.; Llobera Serra, F.; Martínez Rodríguez, C.; Moreno Lozano, A.; Peña Chocarro, L.; Tomé Martín, P.; Valladares Ros, F. Results provided by a panel of experts reveal that some of the vital...
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This article explores the relationship between class and community through a discussion of peasant struggles and the commune during the Russian Revolution. Doing so, we show how Marx's class-oriented reflections on community can help us to understand the role that the peasantry plays (or should play) in processes of social transformation. This enab...
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alimentación y salud, preguntándonos: ¿es sano/insano cualquier vino independientemente de su proceso productivo y propiedades organolépticas?, ¿son estos factores tenidos en cuenta en la certificación de la calidad del vino? La respuesta inmediata es que es imposible saberlo. ¿Cuá- les son las consecuencias de esta situación anómala, y qué podemos...
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A compilation of the series of seminars held by GAPP, the Public Archaeology and Heritage Group from the University of Barcelona
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This paper explores Spanish pesticide policy with a focus on developments during the last decade. Spain is one of the greatest global consumers of conventional pesticides and leader in various related rankings among European Union countries. However, reviews of pesticide policies examining the key plans, facts, strategies and stakeholders are larg...
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O património é hoje uma palavra na boca de todos. Foi criado por nações e instituições, estudado por intelectuais e cientistas, criticado pela sua capacidade de gerar conflitos em relação à identidade e à memória. Tem sido mercantilizado globalmente com base em critérios semelhantes, da Tailândia à Bolívia. Mas essas investigações partiram principa...
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The designation of World Heritage Sites (WHSs) by UNESCO strengthens the international and national image of heritage destinations in the growing market of cultural tourism. Understanding how different stakeholders interpret the value of cultural heritage is one of the most important assets for balancing the promotion and protection of WHSs. This s...
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This paper presents the results of a novel study of Vino de Tea (pine heartwood wine) from the island of La Palma (Canary Islands, Spain). The aim is to investigate its differential characteristics and contribute to typifying it within the Denomination of Origin 'Wines of La Palma'. The analysis is based on a mixed approach combining a qualitative...
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The Rainbow is a global community that emerged with the hippie movement in the 1960s. Although it originated and largely developed in the USA, it soon expanded to Europe. Due to the political context in Spain, the Rainbow was weak there until the reestablishment of democracy in 1975, when it was spurred by the creation of various communes throughou...
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Este trabajo presenta una propuesta metodológica para el estudio interdisciplinar de las transformaciones recientes de la arquitectura doméstica en zonas rurales del estado español. Las casas constituyen un repositorio clave en las biografías y la memoria cultural de las comunidades que habitan estos territorios, funcionando como dispositivos desta...
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La segunda edición del trabajo La vid y el vino en el Cono Sur de América Argentina y Chile (1545-2019). Aspectos políticos, económicos, sociales, culturales y enológicos (Mendoza, 2019) del historiador chileno Pablo Lacoste, resulta un ensayo del más alto nivel que se configura como referente indiscutible en la historia socioeconómica de la vid y...
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2016 fue un año crítico en la política mundial. Los cambios que se precipitaron ese año, tendrán un largo impacto en la arqueología, antropología y disciplinas relacionadas. En este texto reflexionamos sobre lo que supone la emergencia del populismo reaccionario y cómo afecta a la práctica y teoría de la arqueología. Nos centramos en tres críticas...
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Exploramos, en el presente artículo, el surgimiento y debate actual en torno al movimiento terroirista en España desde la perspectiva de los movimientos sociales y rurales. La transformación de la escena vitivinícola española se ha convertido en un fenómeno objeto de estudio desde el ámbito académico, político y social: España cuenta con la mayor s...
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Es necesaria una aclaración inicial: el objeto de presentar esta versión en español de nuestro texto en Antiquity-pensada como una crítica esencialmente a la academia anglosajona-responde a dos objetivos: en primer lugar, debatir cuestiones que son de interés común con colegas latinoamericanos a quienes admiramos y que han realizado desde hace años...
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This paper analyzes the impact of colonialism on the ways in which subaltern populations establish relations of sameness and otherness with their ancestors and with archaeological vestiges in their surroundings. From a perspective that questions the dominant dichotomous and structural interpretation that conceived the logic of otherness as a produc...
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A significant portion of the agricultural food sector today is geared towards developing sustainable and organically based products, contributing to a widely acknowledged ‘quality turn’ in food markets (Goodman 2004). Organic viticulture is booming worldwide, having increased threefold between 2004 and 2015 (Willer and Lernoud 2016). Consumers are...
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Roura-Expósito, Joan; González-Álvarez, David & Alonso-González, Pablo (2019): Els efectes dels dispositius participatius en la gestió patrimonial del medi rural asturià. Revista d'etnologia de Catalunya, 44: 46-64. [CAT] L’article analitza les estratègies d’implementació de la governança participativa del patrimoni i el turisme en el medi rural d...
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This book upturns the conventional understanding of heritage, challenging widespread notions about how we relate to and why we preserve the past. Heritage research is often based on the assumption that heritage is something 'given' to us, that it is good and valuable in its own right. However, by looking at the historical and cultural roots of her...
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The Camino de Santiago is a UNESCO World Heritage Trail which has become a symbol of the shared history and culture of European nations. In recent years, Spanish institutions and economic actors have perceived the Camino as an opportunity to promote tourism and to reverse the depopulation of rural areas of northern Spain. Consequently, the Camino h...
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En el mundo clásico y medieval, tanto mediterráneo como germánico, el paisaje se refería a las relaciones inmanentes entre grupos humanos, sus territorios y las formas de estructurar estas relaciones. Con la ruptura que supone la modernidad y el pensamiento abstracto renacentista y científico, surge la dualidad del paisaje; por un lado como realida...
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This study aims to identify the factors that constitute the social value of heritage in relation to sustainable tourism. To do so, this paper provides a theoretical contribution by unifying the fields of heritage management and sustainable tourism through a mixed-method approach. It show-cases the social dimension of the World Heritage Site of Alta...
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Santa Catalina is a Caribbean island in the Colombian archipelago of Providencia y San Andrés, which has been at the centre of a recent territorial dispute between Colombia and Nicaragua that has made the islands central to the geostrategic agenda of the Colombian state in its attempt to reaffirm political alliances with the United States. Within t...
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Este artículo aborda los impactos sectoriales y las consecuencias territoriales de las nuevas regulaciones de la Unión Europea sobre etiquetado de bebidas alcohólicas en las regiones vitivinícolas. La Comisión Europea hizo público en marzo de 2017 un informe que exige el etiquetado de ingredientes e información nutricional obligatoria para las bebi...
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This commentary argues for strengthening the dialogue between the social and natural sciences as part of a more comprehensive sustainable approach to ecological farming practices that go beyond a focus on specific labels and certifications. It nuances the approach provided by Home et al. in their study of Swiss farms converting to organic agricultu...
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If a revolution is taken to be a decisive break with the past, how can there be a heritage of revolution? Conversely, how does any revolution affect tangible and intangible heritage, as well as shifting conceptions of heritage? In this introduction to four papers dedicated to the theme of ‘Heritage and Revolution’, we provide an overview of changin...
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Es vital romper con las modas ac-tuales en el pensamiento crítico, centradas en un debate sobre las diferentes formas de capitalismo, como si una discriminación entre ellas fuese la clave para afrontar con un cierto sentido estratégico los problemas que la humanidad tiene por delante. Como si los problemas pudiesen solventarse a base de dife-rencia...
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Entrada la tarde, en una sala de piedra vieja de Mas del Rivet, en Provence, dos docenas de profesionales del vino se reúnen para una experiencia inédita de descubrimiento del gusto de los pesticidas en cata a ciegas. Las manos se dirigen hacia los vasos, las miradas se cruzan y se cuestionan, los efluvios de los vinos blancos, uno biológico, el ot...
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We therefore call for an analytical framework that takes account of its multiple instantiations: in Spain, at least, participation is a novel governance strategy that reproduces preexisting power relations while channeling new economic investment under a technocratic management. In spite of its decentralizing rhetoric, “actually existing” participa...
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This paper explores the emergence of the terroirist social movement in Spain and the controversies arising from it. We assess its role in transforming the Spanish wine scene and wine regions from the combined perspective of rural and social movement studies. Spain boasts the largest surface area of vineyards and the largest volume of wine exports o...
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From Brazil to the United Kingdom, 2016 was a critical year in global politics. Heritage, ethics and the way that archaeologists relate to the public were and will all be affected, and it is time to reflect critically on the phenomenon of ‘reactionary populism’ and how it affects the practice and theory of archaeology. ‘Reactionary populism’ can be...
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We thank all of the commentators for raising crucial points that provide us with the opportunity to make important clarifications. Bernbeck and Pollock point out that in our work, only the people of the present matter, rather than those in the past. Although our discussion centres on living people, we also believe that the past is unfinished and th...
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This paper is the first report of a large research project for the preventive conservation and tourism management of the Altamira World Heritage site that was conducted from 2012 to 2014 and focused on a key feature of the project estimating the potential economic impacts of reopening the Altamira cave to the public. The study analyzed the direct a...
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This opinion article addresses the implications of recent EU regulations on alcoholic drinks labeling for regional development. In March 2017, the European Commission released a report requiring the mandatory labeling of ingredients and nutritional information for alcoholic beverages within 1 year, putting an end to the exceptionality of this secto...
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Papilas y moléculas. La ciencia aromática de los alimentos y el vino. Barcelona, Planeta Gastro, 232 págs. Pese a lo que pueda parecer, la degustación del vino entendida como proceso metodológicamente articulado y reflexivo es relativamente reciente. La enormidad de aromas y sabores que el degustador debe describir supera ampliamente al abanico lin...
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Fidel is dead. But what was there before him? This book offers some answers to this question, and shows that understanding Cuba's past and heritage is fundamental to shed light upon its future trajectories. Cuban Cultural Heritage provides a thoughtful yet enjoyable examination of the role that cultural heritage and museums played in the constructi...
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In Angosto-Ferrández’s (2016) compelling study of Hugo Chávez as a political symbol, the long shadow cast by Fidel Castro is notable in its absence. Castro’s recent death serves as a reminder of the symbolic debts owed him by Chavistas past and present. Neither Castro nor Chávez could perform the roles of Simón Bolívar in Venezuela or José Martí in...
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RESUMEN: Nuevos paradigmas productivos y tendencias de consumo están cuestionando el establishment del vino en España; transformaciones sociales que requieren una reflexión crítica y analítica por parte de la economía, la antropología, la sociología y el ámbito de la alimentación en general, o al menos así debería ser. Luis Gutiérrez, en su primer...
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The following conversation took place during the Critical Heritage Studies conference in Gothenburg, Sweden, on 6 June 2012. The initial idea and topic was suggested by Kylie Message, the session was chaired by Conal McCarthy, and the recording was transcribed by Jennifer Walklate and edited by Conal McCarthy and Jennifer Walklate. © 2019 selection...
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Our review explores the role of quality conventions that have emerged since the 'quality turn' in the food sector. By examining how the 'quality turn' contributes to transforming the wine sector, it asks whether the labeling systems seek to certify the quality of productive practices (informative function) or are intended to create imaginaries of q...
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El patrimonio es hoy una palabra en boca de todos. Ha sido enarbolado por naciones e instituciones, estudiado por intelectuales y científicos, criticado por su capacidad de generar conflictividad en relación con la identidad y la memoria, y mercantilizado globalmente a partir de criterios semejantes, desde Tailandia hasta Bolivia. Pero estas invest...
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This textual and visual piece exceeds the traditional paper form to explore popular winemaking and drinking cultures in Galicia and Alentejo. It does not illustrate our fieldwork, but evocates alternative geographies of production and consumption that coexist with the standard commercial and legal wine market. In our quotidian learning by doing and...
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This paper provides a constructive critique of Corrine Cash’s paper “Good governance and strong political will: Are they enough for transformation?”, published in volume 58 of Land Use Policy in 2016. By focusing on how intra-sector dynamics influence land use policies in conflicts revolving around urban sprawl, this paper aims to complement and, t...
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The authors examine the implications of both a recent international ruling at The Hague curtailing fishing rights and the encroaching Colombian-based tourist industry for Raizals – descendants of African slaves brought by the British to the islands of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina in the Caribbean Sea. There they developed an autonomou...
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El vino está de moda, no solo como producto simbólico diferenciado en los términos que explicaba Bourdieu (1984), sino también como " superalimento " , por su potencial nutritivo y concentración de antioxidantes, resveratrol o vitaminas. Numerosos estudios subrayan los beneficios del consumo moderado de vino, entre los que se encuentran la reducció...
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"What does a gentleman who has worked throughout his life for the Sherry wine establishment shares with the son of a bricklayer who has worked for more than a decade for a large industrial wine cellar and has spent his salary buying small parcels of old vines in his town to prevent their uprooting and who, eventually, brings the fruit of these vine...
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A partir de una distinción entre las concepciones ortodoxas y heterodoxas de la economía del conocimiento, en este artículo se pretende articular la transición a economías del conocimiento donde la producción de este no se limite a lógicas intensivas basadas en estrategias de clusterización y apropiación privada. Tomando como referencia el pensamie...
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221 Gómez Pallarés, Joan. Vinos naturales en España. Placer auténtico y agricultura sostenible en la copa. Barcelona, RBA Libros, 2013. ¿Vino natural?, pero ¿qué es lo que no es natural en el vino?, ¿es que existe un vino artificial? El vino es el resultado exclusivo del proceso de fermentación alcohólica de la uva o del mosto de uva; sin embargo,...
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Although gentrification has been mostly understood as an urban phenomenon, the permanent establishment of urban dwellers in rural areas is becoming a widespread trend across the world. Despite its relevance to postindustrial societies, rural gentrification has been largely overlooked by heritage scholars, and has been explored very little in the co...
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This chapter illustrates the importance of incorporating local perceptions of heritage. It addresses governance structures of heritage and the political economies that give rise to them. It stems from a growing dissatisfaction with the ever more dysfunctional and socially and economically unfair character that heritage management has adopted in Spa...
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Archaeological surveys and excavations carried out in two areas of the municipality of Cañamero (Cáceres, Spain) have revealed the presence of significant Middle Palaeolithic stone tool assemblages. This paper contextualizes the site at a regional scale and presents its chronological evolution over time, accounting for the different post-deposition...
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The purpose of this paper is to discuss the theoretical genealogy and main uses of heritage in actually existing communist countries. This is performed by carrying out a critical review of Èleazar Aleksandrovič Baller’s Communism and Cultural Heritage, (1984, Progress, Moscow). The analysis of Baller’s work reveals that the logics of heritage in co...
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The transformative ethos underpinning the Cuban Revolution aimed at the creation of the New Socialist Man as conceived by Che Guevara. This was to be achieved through the expansion of culture and education and the instillation of Marxist–Leninist ideology and philosophy of history. As a materialisation of history, monuments were considered as key d...
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The discovery of a rock art site in 2008 by an amateur archaeologist spurred a wave of public interest in archaeology in Maragatería, Spain. As new discoveries took place, alternative archaeological discourses thrived facing the inaction of institutional and academic archaeologists. A long-term study of Maragatería carried out by the author serves...
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Despite the favourable context of the last decade, the transition to postextractivist economies grounded on alternative dynamics of accumulation has proved difficult in Latin America. As the case of Ecuador shows, macroeconomic imbalances and the changing global economy are threatening the scant advances accomplished and reinforcing the extractivis...
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This paper explores the built environment in two rural areas of Northwest Spain that were historically inhabited by two of the so-called “cursed peoples.” Combining contemporary archaeology and material culture studies, we analyze the role played by the house in processes of socio-economic and cultural change, and in the reproduction of internal he...
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This article carries out a long-term exploration of the changing forms of organizing commemorative space in postcolonial Cuba. From a non-representational and processual approach, it argues that there is a close connection between different ideologies, and the social and material organization of commemoration. Because commemorative spaces are socia...
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One of the main challenges facing archaeology is how to shed light on the settlement patterns and landscape formation of medieval times in areas that have remained more or less unaltered and been continuously occupied until the present day. As the British studies have shown, we cannot write the history of the medieval times by drawing exclusively f...
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El nacimiento de la Arqueología tiene una estrecha relación con el auge de los nacionalismos en toda Europa. En el estado español, tanto el nacionalismo centralista como los nacionalismos o regionalismos periféricos han utilizado referentes del pasado –a veces coincidentes– como sustento simbólico de sus narrativas. Es el caso de los celtas, pueblo...
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Las distintas contribuciones expuestas en el libro reflejan adecuadamente la heterogeneidad y multiplicidad del patrimonio, las formas de definirlo, estudiarlo y gestionarlo. Las tensiones e interacciones entre estas tres variables derivan en distintos posicionamientos y formas de actuación cuyo comentario detallado sobrepasa el propósito de estas...
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Niell addresses the fascinating topic of Cuban heritage and urban change in Havana in the period of political upheaval in the Spanish empire between 1754 and 1828. While the stated objective of the book is to analyse the transformations in the monument of El Templete and Havana’s Plaza de Armas, it encompasses a much wider range of topics and proce...
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Nationalism and its counterpart, modernism, are projects that involve the attempt to homogenize and incorporate the masses through the creation of a majority identity that usually leads to the classification of certain deviant groups as 'others'. In Spain, civic and ethnic nationalisms driven by the state have historically drawn on cultural and bio...