By Diane Bolger

An authoritative advisor on gender prehistory for researchers, teachers and scholars in anthropology, archaeology, and gender studies

  • Provides the main up to date, entire assurance of gender archaeology, with an particular specialise in prehistory
  • Offers severe overviews of advancements  within the archaeology of gender over the past 30 years, in addition to tests of present tendencies and clients for destiny research
  • Focuses on contemporary 3rd Wave methods to the learn of gender in early human societies, difficult heterosexist biases, and  investigating the interfaces among gender and  prestige, age,  cognition, social reminiscence, performativity, the physique, and sexuality
  • Features a variety of nearby and thematic subject matters authored via confirmed experts within the field,   with incisive assurance of gender examine in prehistoric and protohistoric cultures of Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas and the Pacific

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4 DIANE BOLGER perspective; it emphasizes temporal and spatial differences within and between communities; and it advocates a phenomenological approach centered on the active engagement of people with their surroundings. All of these perspectives fall within the general rubric of “social archaeology” since they are the direct result of human behavior and social interaction. Why then does gender-based research continue to be pursued by only a small proportion of prehistorians? Why, 20 years after its publication, is there still a need to evoke many of the challenges to the discipline so strongly evinced in Engendering Archaeology?

1995 Foundations of Social Inequality. London: Plenum. Pyburn, K. , 2004 Ungendering Civilization. London and New York: Routledge. Quinn, Naomi, 1977 Anthropological Studies of Women’s Status. Annual Review of Anthropology 6:181–225. , 1975 Toward an Anthropology of Women. New York: Monthly Review. Renfrew, Colin, 1984 Approaches to Social Archaeology. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Renfrew, Colin, and Paul Bahn, 2000 Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice. 3rd edition. London: Thames & Hudson.

L. Geller and M. K. Stockett, eds. Pp. 156–166. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. , Sarah M. , 1994 Equity Issues for Women in Archeology. Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association 5. Washington, DC: American Anthropological Association. Papaconstantinou, Demetra, 2002 Life Cycles and the Dynamics of Domestic Architecture: Households in Neolithic Cyprus. In Engendering Aphrodite: Women and Society in Ancient Cyprus. D. Bolger and N. Serwint, eds. Pp. 33–51. CAARI Monographs 3.

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