chapter  5
A CLASS ACT
Representing the prehistoric past of south-east Spain
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In Chapter 2, I drew attention to the theory and practice of archaeology outside the Anglo-American world. The greatest space was devoted to the critical, challenging materialism that is being developed within the Spanish-speaking world. This focuses on the material conditions of life as the basis of society and social change, and uses the analysis of production and relations of production in the study of the archaeological record. Concepts such as exploitation and property play more central roles in this work, and lead to different representations of social change in the past.