Gender Through Time in the Ancient Near East

Gender Through Time in the Ancient Near East

by Diane Bolger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0759110921

ISBN-13: 9780759110922

Pub. Date: 05/16/2008

Publisher: AltaMira Press

Although the ancient Near East has been studied by anthropologists, archaeologists, philologists, and historians, no single work has explored issues of gender and social identity across the broad temporal and geographical range of Near Eastern civilizations. Gender Through Time in the Ancient Near East thus makes a unique contribution to gender studies. The

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Although the ancient Near East has been studied by anthropologists, archaeologists, philologists, and historians, no single work has explored issues of gender and social identity across the broad temporal and geographical range of Near Eastern civilizations. Gender Through Time in the Ancient Near East thus makes a unique contribution to gender studies. The volume's contributors—an international group of experts from Near Easern, European and American institutions—look at the archaeological and other evidence to find out how gender roles were constructed in these ancient worlds and what they meant to the men and women who assumed them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759110922
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
05/16/2008
Series:
Gender and Archaeology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 1 Ambiguous Genders? Alternative Interpretations: A Discussion of Case Studies from the Pre-Pottery Neolithic - Halaf Periods Chapter 2 Feasting and Dancing: Gendered Representation and Pottery in Later Mesopotamian Prehistory Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Evaluating Patterns of Gender through Mesopotamian and Iranian Figurines: A Reassessment of the Neolithic and Chalcolithic Industries Chapter 6 Images of Men, Gender Regimes, and Social Stratification in the Late Uruk Period Chapter 6 Complex Identities: Gender, Age and Status in the Early Bronze Age of the Middle Euphrates Valley Chapter 8 The Female Kings of Ur Chapter 9 Gender Relations: Kinship, Property and Labor in Southern Mesopotamia Chapter 10 From Life Course to longue durée: Headshaping as Gendered Capital? Chapter 11 Gender in the Sanctuary: Votive Offerings and Deity at Ancient Marion Chapter 12 Gendered Fields in Ancient Near Eastern Studies: Past, Present, Future

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