Rethinking Assemblage Analysis: New Approaches to the Archaeology of Working-Class Neighborhoods
- ISSN: 10927697
- DOI: 10.1007/s10761-011-0158-6
In this paper I argue for an expansion of the role of assemblage analysis in understanding daily life in nineteenth-century working-class neighborhoods. The close and systematic examination of quality manufacture of nineteenth-century domestic goods offers a material link to consumer decision-making. This is demonstrated in a study of material culture from working-class sites in Sydney and London.