My friend Jaime wrote a good and relevant piece on “What is the point?” of ‘foreign’ researchers publishing in Anglo-Saxon journals, given that most of them do not quote/read non-Anglo-Saxon works. The question was raised in the context of the appearance of a brand new journal, Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage (edited by Maney). Beyond the (old) issues surrounding the “publish ISI” case (which is closely resembling colonialism in disguise), the problem goes even deeper: how are we to achieve something together, unless we listen to each other and understand various cultural and historical contexts? And this is an even more stringent question in the Public/Community Archaeology domain than in other areas of Archaeology.
Read the post here: http://publicarchaeology.blogspot.com.es/2014/02/what-is-point.html