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    Description"Archaeologies of Social Life" is a fascinating new perspective on everyday life in ancient Egypt. The author provides detailed discussions of new topics of debate, including the body, sexuality and issues of identity, while also addressing some of the traditional questions in archaeology about society and self, the individual and social relations. The book is unusual in examining ordinary life in ancient Egypt rather that focusing on the traditional subjects of pharaohs and elites.Meskell makes Egyptian social history available to an archaeological audience and shows the reader how factors such as age, class, sex and ethnicity were played out in the lives of real people. The author takes an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, combining theories of third wave feminism with the archaeological data of New Kingdom Egypt. She presents innovative theory from the social sciences and puts it into practice to reveal individuals in antiquity, relating the issues of their lives to our experience of society today.


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    Title
    Archaeologies of Social Life
    Subtitle
    Age, Sex, Class Etecera in Ancient Egypt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lynn Meskell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 260
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 222 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780631212997
    ISBN 10: 063121299X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
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    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    DC21: 932
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17100
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030, SOC002010
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    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAE
    DC22: 306.0932, 306/.0932
    LC classification: DT61 .M57 1999
    Thema V1.0: JHMC, NK, NHC, NHG
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    b/w figs and pls
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS
    Publication date
    20 October 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Lynn Meskell is Assistant Professor in the department of Anthropology at Columbia University. She was previously a research fellow at New College, Oxford. Her publications include "Archaeology Under Fire: Nationalism, Politics and Heritage in the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East" (1998) and a forthcoming volume with Dominic Montserrat, "Private Life in New Kingdom Egypt."
    Review quote
    "The book will be of particular interest to students and scholars of social anthropology, although chapters focussing on Deir el Medineh will interest Egyptologists as well." Religious Studies Review "[T]his study is a welcome addition to archeological research which employs various theories in order to present more data from an ancient, long-gone past." Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient
    Back cover copy
    " Archaeologies of Social Life" is a fascinating new perspective on everyday life in ancient Egypt. The author provides detailed discussions of new topics of debate, including the body, sexuality and issues of identity, while also addressing some of the traditional questions in archaeology about society and self, the individual and social relations. The book is unusual in examining ordinary life in ancient Egypt rather that focusing on the traditional subjects of pharaohs and elites. Meskell makes Egyptian social history available to an archaeological audience and shows the reader how factors such as age, class, sex and ethnicity were played out in the lives of real people. The author takes an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, combining theories of third wave feminism with the archaeological data of New Kingdom Egypt. She presents innovative theory from the social sciences and puts it into practice to reveal individuals in antiquity, relating the issues of their lives to our experience of society today.
    Table of contents
    List of Figures.Acknowledgements. Prologue. 1. Individuals, Selves and Bodies. 2. Feminisms, Gender Trouble and Sexuality. 3. Body and Soul in the Archaeology of Egypt. 4. Mapping Age, Sex and Class at Deir el Medina. 5. Accessing Individuals at Deir el Medina. Epilogue. Notes.References.Index.