Gender and the Archaeology of Death - Gender and Archaeology 2 (Hardback)
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Gender and the Archaeology of Death - Gender and Archaeology 2 (Hardback)

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Hardback 232 Pages / Published: 26/06/2001
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Burials are places where archaeologists reasonably expect gendered ideologies and practices to play out in the archaeological record. Yet only modest progress has been made in teasing out gender from these mortuary contexts. In this volume, methods for doing so are presented, cases of successful gender theorizing from mortuary data presented, and comparisons made between European and Americanist traditions in this kind of work. Cases are broad in temporal and geographic scope-from Inuit burials in Alaska and Oneota mortuary rituals to Viking Scandinavia, Neolithic China and Iron Age Britain. Methods for identifying and analyzing gender are suggested for cultures at various levels of social complexity with or without documentary or ethnoarchaeological evidence to assist in the analysis. A volume of great interest for those attempting to develop an archaeology of gender. Visit Bettina Arnold's web page

Publisher: AltaMira Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9780759101364
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 485 g
Dimensions: 248 x 161 x 19 mm


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The book provides a much needed compendium of theoretical and methodological examples of engendered approaches to mortuary analysis...succeeds in bringing together several excellent papers that re-examine and test interpretive assumptions regarding gender and mortuary remains...valuable to those interested in the archeology of gender. * Canadian Journal of Archaeology, (2003) *
The...papers [in Gender and the Archaeology of Death] lend unquestionable support to archaeology's role in illuminating women's lives and challenging conventional wisdom about the gendered division of labor...Bettina Arnold and Nancy Wicker have compiled a timely group of papers that encompasses many recent trends in the archaeology of gender. Beyond merely "finding women," the volume rides the waves of newer currents that depict women as diverse, as active, and as individuals with mutable identities. -- Patricia E. Rubertone, Brown University * American Antiquity, Vol. 69, No. 1, 2004 *
Drs Arnold & Wicker present 10 substantial studies on mortuary analysis, social power, 'ambiguity of signification,' and war.... They are interesting and useful, either as case studies or as methodological disquisitions..... -- N. James * Antiquity *
Drs Arnold & Wicker present 10 substantial studies on mortuary analysis, social power, 'ambiguity of signification,' and war.... They are interesting and useful, either as case studies or as methodological disquisitions. -- N. James * Antiquity *

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