Gender and Archaeology: Contesting the Past

Gender and Archaeology: Contesting the Past

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By (author) Roberta Gilchrist

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 210mm x 16mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 2 December 1999
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415216001
  • ISBN 13: 9780415216005
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: 17 line figures, 17 b&w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,553,397

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Gender and Archaeology is the first volume to critically review the development of this now key topic internationally, across a range of periods and material culture. ^l Roberta Gilchrist explores the significance of the feminist epistemologies. She shows the unique perspective that gender archaeology can bring to bear on issues such as division of labour and the life course. She examines issues of sexuality, and the embodiment of sexual identity. A substantial case study of gender space and metaphor in the medieval English castle is used to draw together and illustrate these issues.

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