Handbook of Gender in Archaeology

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Sarah M. Nelson, Rowman and Littlefield, Sarah Nelson
Rowman Altamira, 2006 - Social Science - 913 pages
The pursuit of gender in the archaeological record is explored in this exciting new collection of essays by renowned archaeologists and gender theorists. These essays place gender in the context of the past, by approaching the data in light of the previous decades of gender research. Issues such as tool-making, hunting, and evolution take on new meaning as the contributors examine the impact of gender worldwide. They do so in terms of the theories, methods, and ways of teaching and learning amassed through archaeological data. These essays provide insight into the study of gender in archaeology and will prove valuable to the scholarship of gender-based theory.
 

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Contents

Archaeological Perspectives on Gender
1
THEORETICAL AND THEMATIC ISSUES
29
Methods in Feminist and Gender Archaeology A Feeling for Differenceand Likeness
31
Feminist Theory and Gender Research in Historical Archaeology
59
Gender Things and Material Culture
105
Gender and Archaeological Mortuary Analysis
137
The Engendered Household
171
Gender and Landscapes
199
Gender and Human Evolution
453
Gender Dynamics in HunterGatherer Society Archaeological Methods and Perspectives
503
Gender and Early Farming Societies
537
Women Gender and Pastoralism
571
WORLD REGIONS
593
A Critical Appraisal of Gender Research in African Archaeology
595
Gender in East and Southeast Asian Archaeology
633
Gender and Archaeology in South and Southwest Asia
667

Gender Heterarchy and Hierarchy
219
Gender and Ethnoarchaeology
247
Feminist Gender Research in Classical Archaeology
295
IDENTITIES
331
The Prism of Self Gender and Personhood
333
Sexuality in Archaeology
365
Archaeology Men and Masculinities
401
The Archaeological of Nonbinary Genders in Native North American Societies
435
SUBSISTENCE STRATEGIES
451
Gender and the Disciplinary Culture of Australian Archaeology
691
Gender Archaeology in Europe
733
Gender and Mesoamerican Archaeology
785
Gender Archaeology in Native North America
813
Gender in South American Archaeology
853
Index
875
About the Contributors
907
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Sarah Milledge Nelson is John Evans Professor of Archaeology at the University of Denver in the anthropology department and director of Asian studies.

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