The Archaeology of Childhood: Children, Gender, and Material Culture / Edition 1

The Archaeology of Childhood: Children, Gender, and Material Culture / Edition 1

by Jane Eva Baxter, Jane Baxter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0759103321

ISBN-13: 9780759103320

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: AltaMira Press

Baxter's (anthropology, DePaul U.) text is intended to help redress the omission of children from archaeological research and help increase archaeologists' competence in recognizing children in the archaeological record. She develops an archaeology of childhood through the application of two critical concepts—socialization and gender—directly addressing the…  See more details below

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Baxter's (anthropology, DePaul U.) text is intended to help redress the omission of children from archaeological research and help increase archaeologists' competence in recognizing children in the archaeological record. She develops an archaeology of childhood through the application of two critical concepts—socialization and gender—directly addressing the interrelationship between ontological and social development. After building the concept of socialization as a theoretical basis to approach the archaeological study of children, she highlights different aspects of the archeological record where children may be identified, and demonstrates how the theory of socialization may be applied to each type of data to illuminate the lives of children and their relationships to their communities and society as a whole. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759103320
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Series:
Gender and Archaeology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
1,029,217
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1The archaeology of childhood in context1
Ch. 2Theorizing childhood in archaeology15
Ch. 3The cultural creation of childhood : the idea of socialization27
Ch. 4Socialization and the material culture of childhood39
Ch. 5Socialization, behavior, and the spaces and places of childhood57
Ch. 6Socialization, symbols, and artistic representations of children81
Ch. 7Socialization, childhood, and mortuary remains93
Ch. 8Themes and lessons from the archaeology of childhood109

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