Ludwik Fleck’s concepts slicing through the Gordian Knot of Serbian Archaeology

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Início Publicação: 30/11/2016
Periodicidade: Semestral
Área de Estudo: História

Ludwik Fleck’s concepts slicing through the Gordian Knot of Serbian Archaeology

Ano: 2016 | Volume: 0 | Número: 1
Autores: Monika Milosavljević
Autor Correspondente: M. Milosavljević | [email protected]

Palavras-chave: History of Science; Sociology of Knowledge; Nationalism

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This article delves into the work of a researcher group based around the Center for Theoretical Archaeology in Belgrade (2007 – present) and the path they have taken to establish a foundation for further archaeological development within Serbia. This process illuminates the conceptual tools Fleck originally formulated - thought collectives, thought style, proto-ideas – which have played a significant role in the deconstruction of the concept of scientific fact and in the historicization / socialization of the theory of knowledge. For the Serbian archaeological community, one of the most fiendish aspects has been the ever present correlation between the field and the construction of a national identity - an especially painful theme for the postwar Balkans whose borders are still imprecisely defined. Hence, this work pays special attention to long held beliefs of ethnicity, ethnogenesis and continuity, emanating from outdated racial anthropology, but unfortunately still held as fact in Serbian archaeology.