Archaeologies of Sexuality / Edition 1

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415223669
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,234,370
  • Product dimensions: 6.89 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

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Ch. 1 Archaeologies of sexuality: an introduction 1
Ch. 2 Colonial sex: archaeology, structured space, and sexuality in Alta California's Spanish-colonial missions 35
Ch. 3 Sites, settlements, and urban sex: archaeology and the study of gay leathermen in San Francisco, 1955-1995 62
Ch. 4 Unsexing the body: the interior sexuality of medieval religious women 89
Ch. 5 The site of sexuality: William Beckford's Fonthill Abbey, 1780-1824 104
Ch. 6 Mary Ann Hall's first-class house: the archaeology of a capital brothel 117
Ch. 7 Magical passions: sexuality and African-American archaeology 129
Ch. 8 Bulldaggers and gentle ladies: archaeological approaches to female homosexuality in convict-era Australia 143
Ch. 9 Red light voices: an archaeological drama of late nineteenth-century prostitution 160
Ch. 10 Archaeology of the 'AQI: gender and sexuality in prehistoric Chumash society 179
Ch. 11 Searching for third genders: towards a prehistory of domestic space in Middle Missouri villages 197
Ch. 12 Shamans and northern cosmology: the direct historical approach to Mesolithic sexuality 220
Ch. 13 Constructing utopian sexualities: the archaeology and architecture of the early Soviet State 236
Ch. 14 Re-em(bed)ding sex: domesticity, sexuality, and ritual in New Kingdom Egypt 253
Ch. 15 A precolumbian gaze: male sexuality among the ancient Maya 263
Ch. 16 Meanwhile, back at the village: derating the archaeologies of sexuality 287
Index 295
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