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: M. Donald
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780333643327
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Gender And Material Culture In Archaeological Perspective from the Author: M. Donald. Material culture, the substance of much archaeological research, has only recently been studied as evidence of gender relations. Case studies, drawn from many different periods and areas, develop concepts and theories as diverse as the social context of production and artefact use to the construction of food as a gendered social medium. The international contributors critique traditional approaches and consider feminist and non-heterosexual gender perspectives.

Gender And Material Culture In Historical Perspective

Author: NA NA
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349623342
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Gender And Material Culture In Historical Perspective from the Author: NA NA. 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.

Archaeological Artefacts As Material Culture

Author: Linda Hurcombe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136801995
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Archaeological Artefacts As Material Culture from the Author: Linda Hurcombe. This book is an introduction to the study of artefacts, setting them in a social context rather than using a purely scientific approach. Drawing on a range of different cultures and extensively illustrated, Archaeological Artefacts and Material Culture covers everything from recovery strategies and recording procedures to interpretation through typology, ethnography and experiment, and every type of material including wood, fibers, bones, hides and adhesives, stone, clay, and metals. With over seventy illustrations with almost fifty in full colour, this book not only provides the tools an archaeologist will need to interpret past societies from their artefacts, but also a keen appreciation of the beauty and tactility involved in working with these fascinating objects. This is a book no archaeologist should be without, but it will also appeal to anybody interested in the interaction between people and objects.

Handbook Of Gender In Archaeology

Author: Sarah M. Nelson
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759106789
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Handbook Of Gender In Archaeology from the Author: Sarah M. Nelson. First reference work to explore the research on gender in archaeology.

Gender And Archaeology

Author: Roberta Gilchrist
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134607008
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Gender And Archaeology from the Author: Roberta Gilchrist. Gender and Archaeology is the first volume to critically review the development of this now key topic internationally, across a range of periods and material culture. ^l Roberta Gilchrist explores the significance of the feminist epistemologies. She shows the unique perspective that gender archaeology can bring to bear on issues such as division of labour and the life course. She examines issues of sexuality, and the embodiment of sexual identity. A substantial case study of gender space and metaphor in the medieval English castle is used to draw together and illustrate these issues.

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.

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.

The Archaeology Of Childhood

Author: Jane Eva Baxter
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759103320
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The Archaeology Of Childhood from the Author: Jane Eva Baxter. The study of children and childhood in historical and prehistoric life is an overlooked area of study that Jane Baxter addresses in this brief book. Her timely contribution stresses the importance of studying children as active participants in past cultures, instead of regarding them mainly for their effect on adult life. Using the critical concepts of gender and socialization, she develops new theoretical and methodological approaches for the archaeological study of this large but invisible population. Baxter presents examples from the analysis of toys, miniatures, and other objects traditionally associated with children, from the gendered distribution of activity space, from the remains of children-as-apprentices, and from mortuary evidence. Baxter's work will aid archaeologists bring a more nuanced understanding of children's role in the historical and archaeological record.