Gender and Archaeology-Clothby Rita P. Wright
This important collection represents current thinking in feminist studies in archaeology. Its contributors are primarily anthropologists but the book also includes essays by a bioanthropologist and an historian of technology. All are leading scholars who, using a range of methodologies and theoretical frameworks, integrate gender into the central questions with which archaeologists have traditionally been concerned.
A premise of Gender and Archaeology is that there is no single "archaeology of gender" but many "archaeologies of gender." Among the topics explored in the volume are women in early states, popular culture and "the Goddess Movement," "feminine" technologies, fertility and reproduction, feminist pedagogies, and day-to-day archaeological field practices. The societies the essays discuss are diverse and include the Maya, the Aztecs, the Inka, the Mesopotamians, 20th-century Americans, and the Dobe !Kung San.
Contributors include: Gillian Bentley, Elizabeth Brumfiel, Margaret Conkey, Cathy Lynne Costin, Joan Gero, Rosemary Joyce, Judith McGaw, Janet Romanowicz, Ruth Tringham, and the editor.
Rita P. Wright is Associate Professor of Anthropology at New York University.
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