Gender and Archaeology

Gender and Archaeology

by Rita Wright
     
 

ISBN-10: 0812215745

ISBN-13: 9780812215748

Pub. Date: 10/28/1996

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

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

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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.

The book challenges archaeologists to draw on wider feminist discourses in their interpretations of past societies and feminist scholars in other disciplines to consider the new engendered approaches to archaeology presented in the volume.

Contributors include: Gillian Bentley, Elizabeth Brumfiel, Margaret Conkey, Cathy Lynne Costin, Joan Gero, Rosemary Joyce, Judith McGaw, Janet Romanowicz, Ruth Tringham, and the editor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812215748
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Introduction: Gendered Ways of Knowing in Archaeology1
1How Did Prehistoric Women Bear "Man the Hunter"? Reconstructing Fertility from the Archaeological Record23
2Reconceiving Technology: Why Feminine Technologies Matter52
3Technology, Gender, and Class: Worlds of Difference in Ur III Mesopotamia79
4Exploring the Relationship Between Gender and Craft in Complex Societies: Methodological and Theoretical Issues of Gender Attribution111
5Figurines and the Aztec State: Testing the Effectiveness of Ideological Domination143
6The Construction of Gender in Classic Maya Monuments167
7Gendered Perspectives in the Classroom199
8Cultivating Thinking/Challenging Authority: Some Experiments in Feminist Pedagogy in Archaeology224
9Archaeological Practice and Gendered Encounters with Field Data251
List of Contributors281
Author Index285
Subject Index291

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