Identity and Subsistence: Gender Strategies for Archaeology

Identity and Subsistence: Gender Strategies for Archaeology

by Sarah Milledge Nelson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0759111146

ISBN-13: 9780759111141

Pub. Date: 08/28/2007

Publisher: AltaMira Press

Throughout human history, gender has served as one of the ways in which human beings form their identities and then make their way in the world. But it is not the only way: We also discover ourselves through race, age, class, and other categories. Increasingly, archaeologists are recovering evidence of the ways in which gender has been important in

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Overview

Throughout human history, gender has served as one of the ways in which human beings form their identities and then make their way in the world. But it is not the only way: We also discover ourselves through race, age, class, and other categories. Increasingly, archaeologists are recovering evidence of the ways in which gender has been important in identity-formation in the past, especially in its interaction with other social factors. In Identity and Subsistence, a number of scholars look at how the idea of gender has worked with respect to the formation of the self, masculinity and femininity, human evolution, and the development of early agrarian and pastoralist societies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759111141
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Series:
Gender and Archaeology Series
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.33(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 2 The Prism of Self: Gender and Personhood 3 Sexuality in Archaeology 4 Archaeology, Men, and Masculinities 5 The Archaeology of Nonbinary Genders in Native North American Societies 6 Gender and Human Evolution 7 Gender Dynamics in Hunter-Gatherer Society: Archaeological Methods and Perspectives 8 Gender and Early Farming Societies 9 Women, Gender, and Pastoralism

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