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, accomplished assurance of gender archaeology, with an particular specialise in prehistory
- Offers serious overviews of advancements within the archaeology of gender during the last 30 years, in addition to exams of present traits and customers for destiny research
- Focuses on contemporary 3rd Wave methods to the examine of gender in early human societies, hard heterosexist biases, and investigating the interfaces among gender and prestige, age, cognition, social reminiscence, performativity, the physique, and sexuality
- Features quite a few neighborhood and thematic subject matters authored through proven experts within the field, with incisive insurance of gender study in prehistoric and protohistoric cultures of Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas and the Pacific
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Additional resources for A Companion to Gender Prehistory
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. Wylie, Alison, 1991 Gender Theory and the Archaeological Record: Why Is There No Archaeology of Gender? In Engendering Archaeology: Women and Prehistory. J. M. Gero and M. W. Conkey, eds. Pp. 31–54. Oxford: Blackwell. Wylie, Alison, 2006 Afterword: On Waves. In Feminist Anthropology: Past, Present and Future. P. L. Geller and M. K. Stockett, eds. Pp. 167–175. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. Wylie, Alison, 2007 Doing Archaeology as a Feminist: Introduction.
Oxford: Blackwell. Gilchrist, Roberta, 2009 Sex and Gender. In The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology. Cunliffe, C. Gosden, and R. Joyce, eds. Pp. 1029–1047. Oxford: Oxford University Press. , 2001 Personhood, Agency and Mortuary Ritual: A Case Study from the Ancient Maya. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 20:73–112. Helskog, Knut, 2001 Maleness and Femaleness in the Sky and Underworld – and In Between. In Perceiving Rock Art: Social and Political Perspectives. K. Helskog and B. Olsen, eds. 247–263.
Her concerns, which are aimed not only at gender archaeology in Norway but across Europe and America as well, raise several important issues with regard to the current state of gender prehistory: first, whether Third Wave approaches are intended as replacements for or additions to “traditional” feminist approaches; second, whether Third Wave approaches have lost the “cutting edge” of their Second Wave feminist predecessors; and finally, whether the aims and methods of “gender archaeology” and “feminist archaeology” have diverged to the extent that they no longer share a common goal.