Gender in Archaeology

Analyzing Power and Prestige

Author: Sarah Milledge Nelson

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759115745

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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This new edition of the first comprehensive feminist, theoretical synthesis of the archaeological work on gender reflects the extensive changes in the study of gender and archaeology over the past 8 years. New issues—such as sexuality studies, the body, children, and feminist pedagogy—enrich this edition while the author updates work on the roles of women and men in such areas as human origins, the sexual division of labor, kinship and other social structures, state development, and ideology.
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Gender in Archaeology

Analyzing Power and Prestige

Author: Sarah M. Nelson

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780761991168

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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This new edition of the first comprehensive feminist, theoretical synthesis of the archaeological work on gender reflects the extensive changes in the study of gender and archaeology over the past 8 years. New issues such as sexuality studies, the body, children, and feminist pedagogy enrich this edition while the author updates work on the roles of women and men in such areas as human origins, the sexual division of labor, kinship and other social structures, state development, and ideology. Nelson provides examples from gender-specific archaeological studies worldwide to examine such traditional myths as woman the gatherer, the goddess hypothesis, and the Amazon warriors, replacing them with a more nuanced, informed treatment of gender based on the latest research. She also examines the structure of the archaeology in her attempt to understand and change a discipline that has made women all but invisible both as researchers and objects of research. Honored as a Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Book, Nelson's work will continue to be the benchmark for archaeologists interested in gender as a subject of research and in the profession."
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Archaeology and Women

Ancient and Modern Issues

Author: Sue Hamilton,Ruth D Whitehouse,Katherine I Wright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315434113

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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Archaeology and Women draws together from a variety of angles work currently being done within a contemporary framework on women in archaeology. One section of this collection of original articles addresses the historical and contemporary roles of women in the discipline. Another attempts to link contemporary archaeological theory and practice to work on women and gender in other fields. Finally, this volume presents a wide diversity of theoretical approaches and methods of study of women in the ancient world, representing a cross section of work being carried out today under the broad banner of gender archaeology. The geographical and chronological range of the contributions is also wide, from Southeast Asia and South America to Western Asia, Egypt and Europe, from Great Britain to Greece, and from 10,000 years ago to the recent past. An ideal sampler for courses dealing with women and archaeology.
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Reader in Gender Archaeology

Author: Kelley Hays-Gilpin,David S. Whitley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415173605

Category: Social Science

Page: 383

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This Reader in Gender Archaeology presents nineteen current, controversial and highly influential articles which confront and illuminate issues of gender in prehistory. The question of gender difference and whether it is natural or culturally constructed is a compelling one. The articles here, which draw on evidence from a wide range of geographic areas, demonstrate how all archaeological investigation can benefit from an awareness of issues of gender. They also show how the long-term nature of archaeological research can inform the gender debate across the disciplines. The volume: * organizes this complex area into seven sections on key themes in gender archaeology: archaeological method and theory, human origins, division of labour, the social construction of gender, iconography and ideology, power and social hierarchies and new forms of archaeological narrative * includes section introductions which outline the history of research on each topic and present the key points of each article * presents a balance of material which rewrites women into prehistory, and articles which show how the concept of gender informs our understanding and interpretation of the past.
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Archaeology

The Key Concepts

Author: Colin Renfrew,Paul G. Bahn

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415317573

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

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This invaluable resource provides an up-to-date and comprehensive survey of key ideas in archaeology and their impact on archaeological thinking and method. Featuring over fifty detailed entries by international experts, the book offers definitions of key terms, explaining their origin and development. Entries also feature guides to further reading and extensive cross-referencing. Archaeology: The Key Concepts is the ideal reference guide for students, teachers and anyone with an interest in archaeology.
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Social Bioarchaeology

Author: Sabrina C. Agarwal,Bonnie A. Glencross

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444390520

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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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
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Gender in Ancient Cyprus

Narratives of Social Change on a Mediterranean Island

Author: Diane R. Bolger

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759104303

Category: Social Science

Page: 269

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Gender in Ancient Cyprus examines some of the fundamental facets of gender as they intersect with the dynamics of social, political, and economic change in Cyprus, beginning with the earliest traces of human habitation on the island to the final phases of the Bronze Age. The book closely analyzes gender as it relates to the domestic space, technology and labor, ritual and social identity, and the roles of children, as well as the practices of modern day Near Eastern archaeology and the roles of women in it. Visit our website for sample chapters!
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Denver

An Archaeological History

Author: Sarah M. Nelson,Richard F. Carillo,Bonnie J. Clark,Lori E. Rhodes,Dean Saitta

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9780870819841

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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A vivid account of the prehistory and history of Denver as revealed in its archaeological record, Denver: An Archaeological History invites us to imagine Denver as it once was. Around 12,000 B.C., groups of leather-clad Paleoindians passed through the juncture of the South Platte River and Cherry Creek, following the herds of mammoth or buffalo they hunted. In the Archaic period, people rested under the shade of trees along the riverbanks, with baskets full of plums as they waited for rabbits to be caught in their nearby snares. In the early Ceramic period, a group of mourners adorned with yellow pigment on their faces and beads of eagle bone followed Cherry Creek to the South Platte to attend a funeral at a neighboring village. And in 1858, the area was populated by the crude cottonwood log shacks with dirt floors and glassless windows, the homes of Denver's first inhabitants. For at least 10,000 years, Greater Denver has been a collection of diverse lifeways and survival strategies, a crossroads of interaction, and a locus of cultural coexistence. Setting the scene with detailed descriptions of the natural environment, summaries of prehistoric sites, and archaeologists' knowledge of Denver's early inhabitants, Nelson and her colleagues bring the region's history to life. From prehistory to the present, this is a compelling narrative of Denver's cultural heritage that will fascinate lay readers, amateur archaeologists, professional archaeologists, and academic historians alike.
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Images and gender

contributions to the hermeneutics of reading ancient art

Author: Silvia Schroer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 383

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Gender and the archaeology of death

Author: Bettina Arnold,Nancy L. Wicker

Publisher: Altamira Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

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Edited volume on what archaeological mortuary analysis can tell researchers about gender relations in the ancient world.
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Women in antiquity

theoretical approaches to gender and archaeology

Author: Sarah M. Nelson

Publisher: Altamira Press

ISBN: 9780759110816

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 311

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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. Book jacket.
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Aegaeum

Annales D'archéologie Égéenne de L'Université de Liège

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aegean Sea Region

Page: N.A

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Engendering Aphrodite

Women and Society in Ancient Cyprus

Author: Diane R. Bolger,Nancy J. Serwint

Publisher: Amer School of Oriental

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 457

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This is a collection of papers which focus on issues of gender and society in ancient Cyprus from the Neolithic to Roman periods.
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Women and Men in World Cultures

Author: Laura Frances Klein

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

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Is there something in the basic makeup of human beings that dictates behavior along gender lines? What can we actually know about the gender of the past? How has social "progress" affected gender? Women and Men in World Cultures, a text for courses in anthropology of gender, explores perspectives on the nature of sex and gender throughout the world. This overview begins with a review of theories regarding the role that gender may have played in past societies. The second section focuses on the place of women and men in a wide variety of ways of life--from foragers to members of the global community. Lastly, the third section focuses on topics that are most often of interest to students: how gender constructs work within families, how the gender identities of individuals are created in varied societies, how power affects gender, how supernatural beliefs and religious ideologies affect gender, and how the realities of globalization and transnationalism influence the lives of men and women.
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Encyclopedia of Women and World Religion

Author: Serinity Young

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Women and religion

Page: 1152

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A comprehensive account of women's religious experience set in a historical and cultural context written from a wide range of perspectives, including Buddhist, Christian, Islamic and Jewish.
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The Archaeology of Difference

Gender, Ethnicity, Class and the "other" in Antiquity : Studies in Honor of Eric M. Meyers

Author: Douglas R. Edwards,C. Thomas McCollough

Publisher: Amer School of Oriental

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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What distinguishes an individual or a group in ancient society? How do issues of gender, ethnicity, social stratification and the view of the 'other' impact individuals, groups, and societal attitudes? Foucault in his classic work, The Archaeology of Knowledge, observes that layers of information embedded in language and society often elucidate the unspoken assumptions that individuals, groups or societies hold most dear. What is perceived to distinguish one group can carry such symbolic power that whole societies structure their laws, gender roles, ethnic identities, and views toward the other in the light of perceived differences. The ancient world was dominated by such differences. Clothing, hair, costume, housing, gender, religion, set apart one from the other. Ascertaining the rules governing difference in antiquity is challenging. Such rules were generally assumed, not clearly delineated. To determine the archaeology of difference the studies in this volume draw on textual and material culture. How does archaeological data illuminate gender or ethnicity or interactions and views of the other? role in society or Jewish perspectives on the Gentiles or attitudes toward the dead? What in texts illuminates the other especially as it relates to the writer's or narrator's perception?
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Archaeology: Down to Earth

Author: David Thomas,Robert Kelly

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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This new brief edition pairs two of archaeology's most recognized names-- David Hurst Thomas of the American Museum of Natural History and Robert L. Kelly of the University of Wyoming-to bring a passionate, down-to-earth introduction to archaeological method and theory to the classroom. Designed both for students who intend on pursuing a career in archaeology, as well as those who do not, the authors give students a more immediate, concrete impression of what the practice of archaeology is all about. They include well-chosen examples that show how archaeologists have worked through actual problems in the field and in the lab. After using this text, students will be better able to ask questions, solve problems, and discern truth from fiction. Students will not only learn about the nature of archaeological data and how archaeologists do such things as archaeological survey and excavation, they will also develop their sense of scientific logic and gain a better understanding of what career opportunities are available for archaeologists. This edition is enhanced with new pedagogical features, many more photos and a completely new design to help students prioritize and learn the material presented. A rich array of supplemental resources includes a new companion website, as well as the option to use a new CD-ROM, DOING FIELDWORK: ARCHAEOLOGICAL DEMONSTRATIONS also developed by the authors. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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NWSA Journal

A Publication of the National Women's Studies Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Electronic journals

Page: N.A

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