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.
|Series:||Social Archaeology Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
Table of Contents
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.