Gender And Material Culture In Archaeological Perspective

Author: Moira Donald
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312223984
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Gender And Material Culture In Archaeological Perspective from the Author: Moira Donald. Case studies drawn from many different periods and areas develop concepts and theories as diverse as the social contexts of production and artifact.

Gender And Material Culture In Archaeological Perspective

Author: Moira Donald
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312223984
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Gender And Material Culture In Archaeological Perspective from the Author: Moira Donald. Case studies drawn from many different periods and areas develop concepts and theories as diverse as the social contexts of production and artifact.

Gender And Material Culture In Historical Perspective

Author: Moira Donald
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312223991
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Gender And Material Culture In Historical Perspective from the Author: Moira Donald. Material culture is not a subject which has to date attracted much attention from historians, whose usual source material is the written word. This volume shows just how illuminating the study of artifacts, and documentation concerning the acquisition and meaning of artifacts can be for the study of history in any period. Ranging from the use of clothing as votive offerings in ancient Greece to the function of reproductive technology in the 20th century, the scope of this volume is excitingly dismissive of traditional chronologies and disciplinary boundaries. Gender historians will not be surprised to find the historical meaning of many artifacts to be permeated by gender difference.

Gender And Material Culture

Author: Roberta Gilchrist
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134730624
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Gender And Material Culture from the Author: Roberta Gilchrist. Gender and Material Culture is the first complete study in the archaeology of gender, exploring the differences between the religious life of men and women. Gender in medieval monasticism influenced landscape contexts and strategies of economic management, the form and development of buildings and their symbolic and iconographic content. Women's religious experience was often poorly documented, but their archaeology indicates a shared tradition which was closely linked with, and valued by local communities. The distinctive patterns observed suggest that gender is essential to archaeological analysis.

Social Bioarchaeology

Author: Sabrina C. Agarwal
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444390520
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Social Bioarchaeology from the Author: Sabrina C. Agarwal. Illustrates new methodological directions in analyzing human social and biological variation Offers a wide array of research on past populations around the globe Explains the central features of bioarchaeological research by key researchers and established experts around the world

Historical And Archaeological Perspectives On Gender Transformations

Author: Suzanne M. Spencer-Wood
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461448638
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Historical And Archaeological Perspectives On Gender Transformations from the Author: Suzanne M. Spencer-Wood. In many facets of Western culture, including archaeology, there remains a legacy of perceiving gender divisions as natural, innate, and biological in origin. This belief follows that men are naturally pre-disposed to public, intellectual pursuits, while women are innately designed to care for the home and take care of children. In the interpretation of material culture, accepted notions of gender roles are often applied to new findings: the dichotomy between the domestic sphere of women and the public sphere of men can color interpretations of new materials. In this innovative volume, the contributors focus explicitly on analyzing the materiality of historic changes in the domestic sphere around the world. Combining a global scope with great temporal depth, chapters in the volume explore how gender ideologies, identities, relationships, power dynamics, and practices were materially changed in the past, thus showing how they could be changed in the future.

Material Culture In America

Author: Helen Sheumaker
Publisher: Abc-Clio Inc
ISBN: 9781576076477
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Material Culture In America from the Author: Helen Sheumaker. Presents more than two hundred alphabetic entries that cover the history of American material culture, including such topics as adolescence, mourning, graphic design, Art Deco, and gay consumerism.

A Companion To Women In The Ancient World

Author: Sharon L. James
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444355007
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A Companion To Women In The Ancient World from the Author: Sharon L. James. Selected by Choice as a 2012 Outstanding Academic Title Awarded a 2012 PROSE Honorable Mention as a Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences A Companion to Women in the Ancient World presents an interdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection of newly-commissioned essays from prominent scholars on the study of women in the ancient world. The first interdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection of readings to address the study of women in the ancient world Explores a broad range of topics relating to women in antiquity, including: Mother-Goddess Theory; Women in Homer, Pre-Roman Italy, the Near East; Women and the Family, the State, and Religion; Dress and Adornment; Female Patronage; Hellenistic Queens; Imperial Women; Women in Late Antiquity; Early Women Saints; and many more Thematically arranged to emphasize the importance of historical themes of continuity, development, and innovation Reconsiders much of the well-known evidence and preconceived notions relating to women in antiquity Includes contributions from many of the most prominent scholars associated with the study of women in antiquity

Worlds Of Gender

Author: Sarah Milledge Nelson
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 0759113912
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Worlds Of Gender from the Author: Sarah Milledge Nelson. In Worlds of Gender ten prominent scholars consider the research on gender and archaeology that has been conducted around the world. The authors discuss the archaeological evidence for gender distinctions from Africa, East Asia, South Asia, Australia, Europe, Mesoamerica, North America, and South America. Although some regions of the world have only been studied sporadically, this volume brings together the totality of the evidence to make it possible to compare sexual roles and identities from far-flung cultures of vastly different time periods. Worlds of Gender is an excellent resource for comparative cultural studies and gender studies, as well as a useful examination of how gender roles affect social structures.

The Body As Material Culture

Author: Joanna R. Sofaer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521521468
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The Body As Material Culture from the Author: Joanna R. Sofaer. Skeletal remains are a vital source of evidence for archaeologists. Their interpretation has tended to take two divergent forms: the scientific and the humanistic. In this innovative study, Joanna Sofaer Derevenski argues that these approaches are unnecessarily polarized and that one should not be pursued without the other. Exploring key themes such as sex, gender, life cycle and diet, she argues that the body is both biological object and cultural site and is not easily detached from the objects, practices and landscapes that surround it.