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Written by a distinguished group of feminist archaeologists, In Pursuit of Gender examines the role of gender in archaeology, an area that has long been neglected. The chapters in this volume represent sites and cultures that have been interpreted or reinterpreted from the perspective of gender, exploding old assumptions about women and the roles they held. Greatly illuminWritten by a distinguished group of feminist archaeologists, In Pursuit of Gender examines the role of gender in archaeology, an area that has long been neglected. The chapters in this volume represent sites and cultures that have been interpreted or reinterpreted from the perspective of gender, exploding old assumptions about women and the roles they held. Greatly illuminating the subject of gender from the perspective of their own regional traditions, the authors take the reader through an authoritative and comprehensive discussion of gender archaeology in Asia, Africa, North and South America. Societies represented include hunter-gatherers, early horticulturalists, incipient and well-developed states, historic communities, as well as ethnoarchaeological explorations. The chapters are characterised by a greater specificity in methods, and the emergence of a social archaeology that considers the agency of both men and women. In Pursuit of Gender advances the study of gender in archaeology with detailed data, a world-wide scope and carefully reasoned conclusions that move into new territory, paving the way towards further research in gender-based theory....

Title : In Pursuit of Gender: Worldwide Archaeological Approaches: Worldwide Archaeological Approaches
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ISBN : 9780759100879
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 448 Pages
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  • Jael
    2019-03-31 08:26

    This book covers gender archaeology in a variety of locations (e.g. China, Italy, Egypt, Thailand, etc.). The authors of the chapters provide different methodology to conduct gender archaeology (e.g. art/iconography, mortuary analysis, and grave goods). In addition, I recently read an article by Erica Hill who advocated a multivariate analysis for gender archaeology studies. The second chapter in this book by Ruth Whitehouse does exactly that by combining burials with iconography from paintings to figurines. Though one of my critiques on the book (which is my personal opinion) is that I think a lot of methodologies involve iconography. Going into this book, I was hoping for more studies to include mortuary/burial analysis. However, another person who is looking to read more about gender archaeology conducted through iconography likely would have a different opinion than myself on the matter.