Gender in Archaeology Analyzing Power and Prestige

ISBN-10: 0759104964

ISBN-13: 9780759104969

Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Sarah M. Nelson

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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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Book details

List price: $40.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 3/12/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792

Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments to the First Edition
Introduction
Gender as a Concept
History of Gender Research in Archaeology
Power and Prestige
The Constructed Past
The Value of Gendered Archaeology
Lens, Mirror, or Prism?
Chapter Organization
The Creation of Power and Prestige
Exploring Gender in Anthropology
Scientific Outsiders
Women as Archaeologists
The Hairy-Chested and the Hairy-Chinned
Remedies
Conclusion
Interpreting Gender in the Past
Gender Implications of Archaeological Theories
Some Principles for Engendering Archaeology
Strategies for Gender Research
Resources for Engendering the Past
Conclusion
In the Beginning: Archaeology, Gender, and Origins Research
Origins and Evolution
Evolution Constructed as Male
Women's Responses
Primate Research: Our Own Reflection
"Early Man" Studies and the Absence of "Early Woman"
Gendering the European Paleolithic
Conclusion
Gender and the Division of Labor: Interpreting Material Culture
Toolmakers: The Critique
Gathering and Hunting: The Critique
Farmers: The Critique
Food Preparation: The Critique
Potters: The Critique
Fiber Arts: The Critique
Conclusion
Households and Domestic Groups: Interpreting Places and Relationships
Households
The Ancestors and Households through Time
Kinship
Matriarchy, Matrilineality, and Matrilocality
Kin Organization: Stylistic Analyses
Motherhood
Daughters and Sisters
Wives
Conclusion
The Larger Community: Power and Prestige
Traders
Healers
Religious Leaders
Warriors and Athletes
Leaders: Big Women, Chiefs, and Queens
Conclusion
Human Images and Ideology: Beliefs about Gender
Female Figurines
Upper Paleolithic "Venus" Figurines
Depictions of Women Interpreted as Sex Objects
The Neolithic "Religion of the Goddess"
The Question of Fertility
Evidence for Women as Religious Leaders
Ideology as Mystification
Conclusion
New Paths to Gender in Archaeology
Sexuality, Identity, and the Body
Bodies in Archaeology
Sexuality
Identities
Archaeologies of Childhood
Feminist Presentations of Archaeology
Conclusion
Gender, Agency, and Muted Voices
Engendering Theories
Agency
Values
Toward a Gendered Archaeology
Conclusion
Bibliography
Name Index
Subject Index
About the Author
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