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Archaeology of Childhood Children, Gender, and Material Culture

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ISBN-10: 0759103321

ISBN-13: 9780759103320

Edition: 2004

Authors: David Whitley, Jane Baxter

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The study of children and childhood in historical and prehistoric life is an overlooked area of study that Jane Baxter addresses in this brief book. Her timely contribution stresses the importance of studying children as active participants in past cultures, instead of regarding them mainly for their effect on adult life. Using the critical concepts of gender and socialization, she develops new theoretical and methodological approaches for the archaeological study of this large but invisible population.
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 1/17/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Jane Eva Baxter is Associate Professor of Anthropology at DePaul University in Chicago. An historical archaeologist, Professor Baxter has a doctorate from the University of Michigan. She is author of numerous articles and the book Archaeology of Childhood and has directed field schools in the United States and the Bahamas

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