Archaeologies of Sexuality

Archaeologies of Sexuality

by Robert A. Schmidt, Barbara L. Voss
     
 

Status, age and gender have long been accepted aspects of archaeological enquiry, yet it is only recently that archaeologists have started seriously to consider the role of sex and sexuality in their studies.
Archaeologies of Sexuality is a timely and pioneering work. It presents a strong, diverse body of scholarship which draws on locations as varied as

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Status, age and gender have long been accepted aspects of archaeological enquiry, yet it is only recently that archaeologists have started seriously to consider the role of sex and sexuality in their studies.
Archaeologies of Sexuality is a timely and pioneering work. It presents a strong, diverse body of scholarship which draws on locations as varied as medieval England, the ancient Maya kingdoms, New Kingdom Egypt, prehistoric Europe, and convict-era Australia, demonstrating the challenges and rewards of integrating the study of sex and sexuality within archaeology.
This volume, with contributions by many leading archaeologists, will serve both as an essential introduction and a valuable reference tool for students and academics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415223652
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Acknowledgements
Ch. 1Archaeologies of sexuality: an introduction1
Ch. 2Colonial sex: archaeology, structured space, and sexuality in Alta California's Spanish-colonial missions35
Ch. 3Sites, settlements, and urban sex: archaeology and the study of gay leathermen in San Francisco, 1955-199562
Ch. 4Unsexing the body: the interior sexuality of medieval religious women89
Ch. 5The site of sexuality: William Beckford's Fonthill Abbey, 1780-1824104
Ch. 6Mary Ann Hall's first-class house: the archaeology of a capital brothel117
Ch. 7Magical passions: sexuality and African-American archaeology129
Ch. 8Bulldaggers and gentle ladies: archaeological approaches to female homosexuality in convict-era Australia143
Ch. 9Red light voices: an archaeological drama of late nineteenth-century prostitution160
Ch. 10Archaeology of the 'AQI: gender and sexuality in prehistoric Chumash society179
Ch. 11Searching for third genders: towards a prehistory of domestic space in Middle Missouri villages197
Ch. 12Shamans and northern cosmology: the direct historical approach to Mesolithic sexuality220
Ch. 13Constructing utopian sexualities: the archaeology and architecture of the early Soviet State236
Ch. 14Re-em(bed)ding sex: domesticity, sexuality, and ritual in New Kingdom Egypt253
Ch. 15A precolumbian gaze: male sexuality among the ancient Maya263
Ch. 16Meanwhile, back at the village: derating the archaeologies of sexuality287
Index295

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