Archaeologies of Sexuality / Edition 1

Archaeologies of Sexuality / Edition 1

by Robert A. Schmidt, Barbara L. Voss
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415223660

ISBN-13: 9780415223669

Pub. Date: 11/28/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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:
9780415223669
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.89(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

1. Archaeologies of Sexuality, Barbara L. Voss and Robert A. Schmidt

I. Where it Happens: Structured Space and Sex

2. Colonial Sex: Archaeology, Stuctured Space, and Sexuality in Alta California's Spanish-Colonial Missions, Barbara L. Voss

3. Sites, Settlements, and Urban Sex: Archaeology and the Study of Gay Leathermen in San Francisco, 1955-1995, Gayle Rubin

4. Unsexing the Body: The Interior Sexuality of Medieval Religious Women, Roberta Gilchrist

5. The Site of Sexuality: William Beckford's Fonthill Abbey, 1780-1824, Whitney Davis

II. The Stuff of Sex: Material Culture and Sexuality

6. Mary Ann Hall's First-Class House: The Archaeology of a Capital Brothel, Donna J. Seifert, Elizabeth Barthold O'Brien & Joseph Balicki

7. Magical Passions: Sexuality and African-American Archaeology, Laurie A. Wilkie

8. Bulldaggers and Gentle Ladies: Archaeological Approaches to Female Homosexuality in Convict Era Australia, Eleanor Conlin Casella

9. Red Light Voices: An Archaeological Drama of the Late Nineteenth Century Prostitution, Julia G. Costello

III. Sexual Identities, Sexual Politics

10. Archaeology of the AQI: Gender and Sexuality in Prehistoric Chumash Society, Sandra E. Holliman

11. Searching for Third Genders: Towards a Prehistory of Domestic Spaces in Middle Missouri Villages, Elizabeth Prine

12. Shamans and Northern Cosmology: The Direct Approach to Mesolithic Sexuality, Robert A. Schmidt

13. Constructing Utopian Sexualities: The Archaeology and Architecture of the Early Soviet State, Victor Buchli

IV. The Sexual Glaze: Representation and Imagery

14. Re-em(bed)ding Sex: Domesticity, Sexuality and Ritual in New Kingdom Egypt, Lynn Meskell

15. A Precolumbian Gaze: Male Sexuality among the Ancient Maya, Rosemary Joyce

Conclusion

16. Meanwhile, Back at the Village: Debating the Archaeologies of Sexuality, Margaret W. Conkey

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