Women in Antiquity: Theoretical Approaches to Gender and Archaeology / Edition 1

Women in Antiquity: Theoretical Approaches to Gender and Archaeology / Edition 1

by Sarah Milledge Nelson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0759110824

ISBN-13: 9780759110823

Pub. Date: 02/28/2007

Publisher: AltaMira Press

Archaeology is one of our most powerful sources of new information about the past, about the lives of our ancient and not-so-ancient ancestors. The contributors to Women in Antiquity consider the theoretical problems involved in discerning what the archaeological evidence tells us about gender roles in antiquity. The book includes chapters on the history of gender…  See more details below

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Archaeology is one of our most powerful sources of new information about the past, about the lives of our ancient and not-so-ancient ancestors. The contributors to Women in Antiquity consider the theoretical problems involved in discerning what the archaeological evidence tells us about gender roles in antiquity. The book includes chapters on the history of gender research, historical texts, mortuary analysis, household remains, hierarchy, and ethnoarchaeology, with each chapter teasing out the inherent difficulty in interpreting ancient evidence as well as the promise of new understanding. Women in Antiquity offers a fresh, accessible account of how we might grasp the ways in which sexual roles and identities shaped the past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759110823
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Series:
Gender and Archaeology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction   Sarah Millege Nelson     vii
Methods in Feminist and Gender Archaeology: A Feeling for Difference-and Likeness   Elizabeth M. Brumfiel     1
Feminist Theory and Gender Research in Historical Archaeology   Suzanne M. Spencer-Wood     29
Gender, Things, and Material Culture   Marie Louise Stig Sorenson     75
Gender and Archaeological Mortuary Analysis   Bettina Arnold     107
The Engendered Household   Julia A. Hendon     141
Gender and Landscapes   Wendy Ashmore     169
Gender, Heterarchy, and Hierarchy   Janet E. Levy     189
Gender and Ethnoarchaeology   Kathryn Weedman     217
Feminist Gender Research in Classical Archaeology   Suzanne M. Spencer-Wood     265
Index     301
About the Contributors     309

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