Gender in Archaeology: Analyzing Power and Prestige / Edition 2

Gender in Archaeology: Analyzing Power and Prestige / Edition 2

by Sarah Milledge Nelson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0759104956

ISBN-13: 9780759104952

Pub. Date: 03/20/2004

Publisher: AltaMira Press

This new edition of the first comprehensive feminist, theoretical synthesis of the archaeological work on gender reflects the extensive changes in the study of gender and archaeology over the past 8 years. New issues—such as sexuality studies, the body, children, and feminist pedagogy—enrich this edition while the author updates work on the roles of women

Overview

This new edition of the first comprehensive feminist, theoretical synthesis of the archaeological work on gender reflects the extensive changes in the study of gender and archaeology over the past 8 years. New issues—such as sexuality studies, the body, children, and feminist pedagogy—enrich this edition while the author updates work on the roles of women and men in such areas as human origins, the sexual division of labor, kinship and other social structures, state development, and ideology. Nelson provides examples from gender-specific archaeological studies worldwide to examine such traditional myths as woman the gatherer, the goddess hypothesis, and the Amazon warriors, replacing them with a more nuanced, informed treatment of gender based on the latest research. She also examines the structure of the archaeology in her attempt to understand and change a discipline that has made women all but invisible both as researchers and objects of research. Honored as a Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Book, Nelson's work will continue to be the benchmark for archaeologists interested in gender as a subject of research and in the profession.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759104952
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
03/20/2004
Series:
Gender and Archaeology Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Preface to the 2nd Edition Part 2 Acknowledgements to the 1st Edition Chapter 3 Chapter One: Introduction Chapter 4 Chapter Two: The Creation of Power and Prestige Chapter 5 Chapter Three: Interpreting Gender in the Past: Theories and Strategies Chapter 6 Chapter Four: In the Beginning: Archaeology, Gender, and Origins Research Chapter 7 Chapter Five: Gender and the Division of Labor: Interpreting Material Culture Chapter 8 Chapter Six: Households and Domestic Groups: Interpreting Places and Relationships Chapter 9 Chapter Seven: The Larger Community: Power and Prestige Chapter 10 Chapter Eight: Human Images and Ideology: Beliefs about Gender Chapter 11 Chapter Nine: New Paths to Gender in Archaeology Chapter 12 Chapter Ten: Gender, Agency, and Muted Voices Part 13 Bibliography Part 14 Name Index Part 15 Subject Index Part 16 About the Author

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