Archaeology and Preservation of Gendered Landscapes / Edition 1by Sherene Baugher
Pub. Date: 04/07/2010
Publisher: Springer New York
Historical archaeology of landscapes initially followed the pattern of Classical Archaeology by studying elite men's gardens. Over time, particularly in North America, the field has expanded to cover larger settlement areas, but still often with ungendered and elite focus. The editors of this volume seek to fill this important gap in the literature by presenting
Historical archaeology of landscapes initially followed the pattern of Classical Archaeology by studying elite men's gardens. Over time, particularly in North America, the field has expanded to cover larger settlement areas, but still often with ungendered and elite focus. The editors of this volume seek to fill this important gap in the literature by presenting studies of gendered power dynamics and their effect on minority groups in North America. Case studies presented include communities of Native Americans, African Americans, multi-ethnic groups, religious communities, and industrial communities.
Just as the research focus has previously neglected the groups presented here, so too has funding to preserve important archaeological sites. As the contributors to this important volume present a new framework for understanding the archaeology of religious and social minority groups, they also demonstrate the importance of preserving the cultural landscapes, particularly of minority groups, from destruction by the modern dominant culture. A full and complete picture of cultural preservation has to include all of the groups that interacted form it.
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Table of Contents
Gendered Cultural Landscapes of the Iriquois.- Gender Dynamics, Routine Activities, and Place in Iroquoian Territory.- The Cultural and Spiritual Dimensions of Enslaved Landscapes.- African American Women, Power and Freedom in the Contested Landscapes of Camp Nelson, Kentucky.- Racial and Gender Dynamics in Pennsylvania.- Indo-Hispano Gendered Landscapes on the Rito Colorado Frontier of Spanish Colonial New Mexico.- Gender and Power as Reflected in the Cultural Landscape of Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island, New York.- Gendered Power Dynamics Between Classes, Ethnic Groups, and Religious Sects of Jews on Boston's Landscape at the Turn of the Century.- Gendering a Shaker Landscape.- What Comes Out in the Wash at Pleasant Hill Shaker Community.- A Chinese Temple in California, Lost and Found.- Gendering Mining Landscapes.- Engendering the Corporate Landscapes.- Commentary: a Feminist Framework for Analyzing Complex Gendered Power Dynamics Altering Cultural Landscapes in the Past and Present.
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