Gender In Archaeology / Edition 2

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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.
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Editorial Reviews

Journal Of Field Archaeology
One must applaud her efforts to redress wrongs in our own time, and to rebuild the past by peopling it with women as well as with men.
Library Journal
Nelson (archaeology, Univ. of Denver) presents a lucid, scholarly demonstration of the importance of an archaeological approach to the past that focuses on the evidence for the roles of women and men, freed from the androcentric assumptions that have shaped our thinking. She argues that "a gendered archaeology is an improved archaeology...and one that makes possible a less distorted view." She draws on case studies from diverse cultures in the prehistoric past as she explores issues and topics such as division of labor, women within social systems and in the public sphere, and women and ideology, including a fascinating review of the interpretations of so-called "mother goddess" figures from the Upper Paleolithic. Drawing on the work of many women engaged in gendered archaeology, Nelson does a great service to colleagues and readers by giving much needed attention to the work being done in this field. For anthropology, archaeology, and women's studies collections.Joan W. Gartland, Detroit P.L.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780759104969
  • Publisher: AltaMira Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2004
  • Series: Gender and Archaeology Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.13 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Sarah Milledge Nelson is John Evans Professor of Archaeology at the University of Denver, where she is faculty in the Anthropology Department and Director of Asian Studies. Some recent books include The Archaeology of Korea (1993), The Archaeology of Northeast China (ed.)(1995), Gender in Archaeology(1997) which won the Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award, and Ancient Queens: Archaeological Explorations (ed)(2003).
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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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