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The multiple Eudald Carbonell : the various roles of Catalonia's most popular archaeologist
Hochadel, Oliver 1968- (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas. Institució Milà i Fontanals)

Date: 2013
Abstract: Eudald Carbonell is mainly known for being the co-director of the Atapuerca research project, a hominid site in Northern Spain that boasts the «oldest European». In the course of his career as an archaeologist, he has become a highly visible figure, not least because of his incessant attempts to communicate his ideas to the general public. In these past four decades, Carbonell has taken on a host of diverse roles: scientific but also social and political ones. The political and scientific context of Catalonia and Spain since the early 1970s proves crucial in these activities. Carbonell's claim to belong to a «peripheral» scientific community (be it Catalan or Spanish) is a central element in the construction of these roles. At the same time, Carbonell provides an instructive example of the «medialization» of science, transforming himself from an outsider into a celebrity and ultimately into a commodity.
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Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Subject: Arqueologia Paper social ; Identitat social ; Ciència i mitjans de comunicació ; Arqueología ; Papel social ; Identidad nacional ; Ciencia y medios de comunicación ; Archaeology ; Social role ; National identity ; Science and the media
Published in: Dynamis : Acta Hispanica ad Medicinae Scientiarumque. Historiam Illustrandam, Vol. 33, Núm. 2 (2013) , p. 389-416, ISSN 0211-9536

Adreça alternativa: https://www.raco.cat/index.php/Dynamis/article/view/269168
DOI: 10.4321/S0211-95362013000200006

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