In Pursuit Of Gender / Edition 1

In Pursuit Of Gender / Edition 1

by Sarah Milledge Nelson
     
 

ISBN-10: 075910087X

ISBN-13: 9780759100879

Pub. Date: 12/28/2001

Publisher: AltaMira Press

Written by a distinguished group of feminist archaeologists, In Pursuit of Gender examines the role of gender in archaeology, an area that has long been neglected. The chapters in this volume represent sites and cultures that have been interpreted or reinterpreted from the perspective of gender, exploding old assumptions about women and the roles they held. Greatly

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Written by a distinguished group of feminist archaeologists, In Pursuit of Gender examines the role of gender in archaeology, an area that has long been neglected. The chapters in this volume represent sites and cultures that have been interpreted or reinterpreted from the perspective of gender, exploding old assumptions about women and the roles they held. Greatly illuminating the subject of gender from the perspective of their own regional traditions, the authors take the reader through an authoritative and comprehensive discussion of gender archaeology in Asia, Africa, North and South America. Societies represented include hunter-gatherers, early horticulturalists, incipient and well-developed states, historic communities, as well as ethnoarchaeological explorations. The chapters are characterised by a greater specificity in methods, and the emergence of a social archaeology that considers the agency of both men and women. In Pursuit of Gender advances the study of gender in archaeology with detailed data, a world-wide scope and carefully reasoned conclusions that move into new territory, paving the way towards further research in gender-based theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759100879
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Series:
Gender and Archaeology Series, #1
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.12(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgmentsix
1Introduction1
IGender Ideology9
2Gender in the South Italian Neolithic: A Combinatory Approach15
3Soul Birds and Heavenly Cows: Transforming Gender in Predynastic Egypt43
4Through the Looking Glass: Reflections on Mirrors, Gender, and Use among Nomads67
5Ideology, Power, and Gender: Emergent Complex Society in Northeastern China73
6Beauty, Sexuality, Body Ornamentation, and Gender in Ancient Meso-America81
7Men, Women, and Eland: Hunting and Gender among the San of Southern Africa93
IIGender Roles119
8The Impact of Women on Household Economies: A Maya Case Study125
9Beyond Complementarity and Hierarchy: New Definitions for Archaeological Gender Relations155
10The Enigma of Gender in the Archaeological Record of the Andaman Islands173
11Gender Roles Depicted in Rock Art: A Case from Western Thailand187
12Women in the Prehistory of Mainland Southeast Asia207
13Mothers' Workloads and Children's Labor during the Woodland Period225
IIIGender Relations235
14"Sein und Werden": Gender as Process in Mortuary Ritual239
15Women's Lives Memorialized in Burial in Ancient China at Anyang257
16The Female Figure in Umayyad Art289
17Accessing Prestige and Power: Women in the Political Economy of Protohistoric and Early Historic Visayan Polities307
18Gender in Japanese Prehistory323
19Gender in Human Evolution: Sociobiology Revisited and Revised355
Bibliography377
Index413
About the Contributors427

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