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Women in Antiquity : Theoretical Approaches to Gender and Archaeology - Sarah Milledge Nelson

Women in Antiquity

Theoretical Approaches to Gender and Archaeology


Published: 6th September 2013
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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.

Introduction / Sarah Millege Nelson -- Methods in feminist and gender archaeology: a feeling for difference-and likeness / Elizabeth M. Brumfiel -- Feminist theory and gender research in historical archaeology / Suzanne M. Spencer-Wood -- Gender, things, and material culture / Marie Louise Stig S??renson -- Gender and archaeological mortuary analysis / Bettina Arnold -- The engendered household / Julia A. Hendon -- Gender and landscapes / Wendy Ashmore -- Gender, heterarchy, and hierarchy / Janet E. Levy -- Gender and ethnoarchaeology / Kathryn Weedman -- Feminist gender research in classical archaeology / Suzanne M. Spencer-Wood -- Index -- About the contributors.

ISBN: 9780759113909
ISBN-10: 0759113904
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 6th September 2013
Publisher: University Press of America