Archaeologies of Social Life: Age, Sex, Class Etcetra in Ancient Egypt / Edition 1

Archaeologies of Social Life: Age, Sex, Class Etcetra in Ancient Egypt / Edition 1

by Lynn Meskell
ISBN-10:
063121299X
ISBN-13:
9780631212997
Pub. Date:
10/24/2008
Publisher:
Wiley

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Archaeologies of Social Life: Age, Sex, Class Etcetra in Ancient Egypt / Edition 1

It is rare to find social archaeology and theory applied to the prehistory of Egypt. Lynn Meskell takes a 'third wave feminist approach' to the everyday life of ancient Egyptians, focusing primarily on social relations, identity and the self, age, sex, class and ethnic distinctions. She takes as her case study the village of Deir el Medina (c.1500-1100 BC) and the community of royal workmen, architects and household servants, which inhabited it. The result is an archaeology and history of individuals, reached through social theory and archaeological evidence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631212997
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/24/2008
Series: Social Archaeology Series
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Figures.

Acknowledgements.

Prologue.

1. Individuals, Selves and Bodies.

2. Feminisms, Gender Trouble and Sexuality.

3. Body and Soul in the Archaeology of Egypt.

4. Mapping Age, Sex and Class at Deir el Medina.

5. Accessing Individuals at Deir el Medina.

Epilogue.

Notes.

References.

Index.

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