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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Understanding the public experience of archaeology in the UK and Italy: a call for a 'sociological movement' in Public Archaeology
Author(s): Bonacchi, Chiara
Keywords: Italy
public archaeology
public attitudes and behaviour
social research methods
media experiences of archaeology
archaeological communication
Issue Date: May-2014
Citation: Bonacchi C (2014) Understanding the public experience of archaeology in the UK and Italy: a call for a 'sociological movement' in Public Archaeology. European Journal of Post-Classical Archaeologies, 4, pp. 377-400.
Abstract: Despite the continuing growth of Public Archaeology as a field of studies, the composition and behaviour of the 'public' for archaeology are still heavily under-investigated. This paper addresses the neglected area of archaeological audiences and offers insights into the public's experience of archaeology in the UK and Italy, focussing on museums and television and using a primarily quantitative and case study-based approach. Conclusions provide evidence and suggest aims, theory and methods for the start of a 'sociological movement' in Public Archaeology.
Rights: This article is Open Access. Proper attribution of authorship and correct citation details should be given.

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