Gender and Material Culture in Archaeological Perspective

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  • Copyright: 2000-09-30
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Material culture, the subject of much archaeological research, has only recently been studied as evidence of gender relations. Case studies drawn from many different periods and areas develop concepts and theories as diverse as the social contexts of production and artifact use to the construction of food as a gendered social medium. The worldwide contributors critique traditional approaches and consider feminist and non-heterosexual gender perspectives.

Author Biography

Moira Donald is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Exeter.

Linda Hurcombe is Lecturer in Prehistory at the University of Exeter.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Preface ix
Acknowledgements xi
Notes on the Contributors xii
Introduction xix
Linda Hurcombe
Part I Questioning Perspectives
The Material Culture of the Homosexual Male: A Case for Archaeological Exploration
Keith Matthews
Sisters are Doing it for Themselves? Gender, Feminism and Australian (Aboriginal) Archaeology
Sarah Colley
A Sexist Present, a Human-less Past: Museum Archaeology in Greece
Dimitra Kokkinidou
Marianna Nikolaidou
Gender: Enabling Perspective or Politically Correct Term? An Analysis of how Gender and Material Culture are Viewed by 1990s' Academia
Mary Baker
Part II Social Contexts for Crafts, Technology and Production
Gender and Craft Innovation: Proposal of a Model
Louise M. Senior
Time, Skill and Craft Specialization as Gender Relations
Linda Hurcombe
Time, Gender and Production: A Critical Evaluation of Archaeological Time Concepts
Charlotte Brysting Damm
Who Lights the Fire? Gender and the Energy of Production
Jenny Moore
Part III Artefacts and Their Social Settings
Long Handled Weaving Combs: Problems in Determining the Gender of Tool-maker and Tool-user
Tina Tuohy
The Use of Space in a Gender Study of Two South African Stone Age Sites
Lynn Wadley
Gender, Material Culture, Ritual and Gender System: A Prehistoric Example Based on Sickles
Catherine Johnsson
Karolina Ross
Stig Welinder
Lithic Functional Analysis as a Means of Studying Gender and Material Culture in Prehistory
Linda R. Owen
Part IV Diet, Bodies and Burials
Fat is a Feminist Issue: On Ideology, Diet and Health in Hunter-Gatherer Societies
Marek Zvelebil
The Anthropology and Archaeology of Mesolithic Gender in the Western Baltic
Chris Meiklejohn
Erik Brinch Petersen
Verner Alexandersen
The Gendering of Children in the Early Bronze Age Cemetery at Mokrin
Elizabeth Rega
Classic Maya Diet and Gender Relationships
John Gerry
Meredith S. Chesson
Index 265

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