Ambiguous Images / Edition 1

Ambiguous Images / Edition 1

by Kelley Hays-Gilpin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0759100659

ISBN-13: 9780759100657

Pub. Date: 11/28/2003

Publisher: AltaMira Press

What does rock art say about gender and how can our understanding of gender shape the way that we view rock art? A significant contribution to the relatively unexplored field of gender in rock art, this volume contains a wealth of information for archaeologists, anthropologists, and art historians interested in past gender systems. Hays-Gilpin argues that art is at

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What does rock art say about gender and how can our understanding of gender shape the way that we view rock art? A significant contribution to the relatively unexplored field of gender in rock art, this volume contains a wealth of information for archaeologists, anthropologists, and art historians interested in past gender systems. Hays-Gilpin argues that art is at once a product of its physical and social environment and at the same time a tool of influence in shaping behavior and ideas within a society. Taking this stance, rock art is shown to be very often one of the strongest lines of evidence avaliable to scholars in understanding ritual practices, gender roles, and ideologicial constructs of prehistoric peoples. Subsequently issues of representation and the people who made these forms of art are also discussed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759100657
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Series:
Gender and Archaeology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.92(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 List of Figures Part 2 Foreword Part 3 Preface Chapter 4 Chapter 1: Rock Art and Gender on the Margins Chapter 5 Chapter 2: Recognizing Sex and Gender Chapter 6 Chapter 3: Engendering and Degendering Paleolithic Europe's Cave Paintings Chapter 7 Chapter 4: Regendering Fertility Shrines in the West Chapter 8 Chapter 5: Separate Spheres: Who Made Rock Art? Chapter 9 Chapter 6: Lifecycles and Puberty Rites Chapter 10 Chapter 7: "Maidens" and Fluteplayers in the Southwestern United States Chapter 11 Chapter 8: Sacred Landscapes and Social Landscapes Chapter 12 Chapter 9: Women, Men, Ritual and Rock Art Chapter 13 Chapter 10: Shamans with History Chapter 14 Chapter 11: Taking Rock Art Seriously Part 15 References Part 16 About the Author

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