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Reader in Gender Archaeology : Routledge Readers in Archaeology - Kelley Hays-Gilpin

Reader in Gender Archaeology

Routledge Readers in Archaeology

By: Kelley Hays-Gilpin (Editor), David S. Whitley (Editor)

Paperback Published: 9th April 1998
ISBN: 9780415173605
Number Of Pages: 400

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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.

Industry Reviews

"David Whitley has assembled a very fine guide to the ideas that are changing archaeology. This book shows that we have surmounted the limitations of the new archaeology by presenting a colorful variety of new and older scholars who contribute to understanding mind and meaning from past cultures." -Mark Leone, University of Maryland, USA

List of Contributors
Sex, Gender and Archaeology
Introduction: Gendering the Past
Archaeology and the Study of Gender
Women's Archaeology? Political Feminism, Gender Theory, and Historical Revisionism
The Interplay of Evidential Constraints and Political Interests: Recent Archaeological Research on Gender
Human Origins
Woman the Gatherer: The Role of Women in Early Hominid Evolution
An Axe to Grind: More Ripping Yarns from Australian Prehistory
Brain Evolution in Females: An Answer to
Identifying 'Sexual' Divisions of Labour
Male/Female Task Differentiation among the Hidatsa: Toward the Development of an Archaeological Approach to the Study of Gender Janet Spector
Lithic Technology and the Hunter-Gatherer Sexual Division of Labour
The Development of Horticulture in the Eastern Woodlands of North America: Women's Role
From Sexual Divisions to Gender Dynamics
Where Have All the Menstrual Huts Gone? The Invisibility of Menstrual Seclusion in the Late Prehistoric Southeast Patricia Galloway
Spinning and Weaving as Female Gender Identity in Post-Classic Mexico
Identifying Gender Representation in the Archaeological Record: A Contextual Study Liv
Gender Iconography and Ideology
The Paleolithic Mother-Goddess: Fact or Fiction?
Women, Rituals and Social Dynamics at Ancient
Power and Social Hierarchies
Skeletal Evidence for Sex Roles and Gender Hierarchies in Prehistory
Gender Hierarchy and the Queens of Silla Sarah M. Nelson
Women, Kinship, and the Basis of Power in the Norwegian Viking Age Liv
New Narratives, New Visions
The Ancient Californias: Rancholabrean Hunters of the Mojave Lakes Country
What This Awl Means: Feminist Archaeology at a Wahpeton Dakota Village Janet Spector
Boys Will Be Boys: Masculinist Approaches to a Gendered Archaeology
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ISBN: 9780415173605
ISBN-10: 0415173604
Series: Routledge Readers in Archaeology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 9th April 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 15.7  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1