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Worlds of Gender : The Archaeology of Women's Lives Around the Globe - Sarah Milledge Nelson

Worlds of Gender

The Archaeology of Women's Lives Around the Globe

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Published: 6th September 2013
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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.

Introduction / Sarah Milledge Nelson -- A critical appraisal of gender research in African archaeology / Diane Lyons -- Gender in East and Southeast Asian archaeology / Elisabeth A. Bacus -- Gender and archaeology in South and Southwest Asia / Carla M. Sinopoli -- Gender and the disciplinary culture of Australian archaeology / Claire Smith and Emer O'Donnell -- Gender archaeology in Europe / Ruth Whitehouse -- Gender and Mesoamerican archaeology / Rosemary A. Joyce -- Gender archaeology in Native North America / Karen Olsen Bruhns -- Gender in South American archaeology / Virginia Ebert and Thomas C. Patterson -- Index -- About the contributors.

ISBN: 9780759113916
ISBN-10: 0759113912
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 306
Published: 6th September 2013
Publisher: University Press of America