Gender and the archaeology of death



Publisher: AltaMira Press in Walnut Creek, CA

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Subjects:

  • Social archaeology.,
  • Sex role -- History.,
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies -- History.,
  • Death -- Social aspects -- History.,
  • Human remains (Archaeology),
  • Excavations (Archaeology),
  • Ethnoarchaeology.,
  • Feminist archaeology.,
  • Women, Prehistoric.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statement[edited by] Bettina Arnold and Nancy L. Wicker.
SeriesGender and archaeology series ;, v. 2
ContributionsArnold, Bettina., Wicker, Nancy L.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsCC72.4 .G44 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 203 p. :
Number of Pages203
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3941173M
ISBN 100759101361, 075910137X
LC Control Number2001018225

  Some recent books include The Archaeology of Korea (), The Archaeology of Northeast China (ed.)(), Gender in Archaeology() which won the Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award, and Ancient Queens: Archaeological Explorations (ed)(). show more/5(27).   Reader in Gender Archaeology Kelley Ann Hays-Gilpin and David S. Whitley have assembled articles in this volume to explore the issues in "gender archeology." Archeology requires conclusions for often-ambiguous evidence, and "gender archeology" explores the ways in which gender-based assumptions may influence those conclusions.   In this journal (Archaeological dialogues 5(2)) published an editorial titled ‘What is wrong with gender archaeology?’.Responding to this rhetorical question, the editor affirmed that indeed nothing was wrong with it; to the contrary, gender archaeology was as healthy as could be, ‘one of the most thriving fields within the discipline’ (Archaeological dialogues , 88).Cited by: 6. The archaeology of death and burial provides a privileged source of insight into the lives of people in the past. This kind of archaeological feature commonly includes the material remains of the dead, containing biological information of age, sex, pathologies, DNA profiles, and isotopic signals of diet and migration.

(source: Nielsen Book Data) Summary The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial reviews the current state of mortuary archaeology and its practice, highlighting its often contentious place in the modern socio-politics of archaeology. Studies in Ancient Religion and Culture (SARC) is concerned with religious and cultural aspects of the ancient world, with a special emphasis on studies that utilize social scientific methods of analysis. By “ancient world”, the series is not limited to Greco-Roman and ancient Near Eastern cultures, though that is the primary regional focus. Placing gender front and center in a discipline like Near Eastern archaeology, which has as yet shown only limited interest, is certainly welcome. Yet I regret that Bolger did not seize the opportunity to argue explicitly for a feminist perspective, one that takes on board not just gender but also other sorts of socioculturally constructed. The book closely analyses gender as it relates to the domestic space, technology and labour, ritual and social identity, and the roles of children, as well as the practices of modern day Near Eastern archaeology and the roles of women in it.

In her spellbindingly brilliant new book, Dying to Serve: Militarism, Affect, and the Politics of Sacrifice in the Pakistan Army (Stanford University Press, ), Maria Rashid conducts an intimate and layered ethnography of militarism and death in Pakistan, with a focus on the lives, aspirations, and tragedies of soldiers and their. Although Oseberg is a famous site, it has also been the subject of gender controversy, a topic discussed by Parker Pearson in Archaeology of Death. ( ). Rather than giving the Oseberg queen her rightful power and status, archaeologists have interpreted her role as a sacrifice, a princess, a mother of a powerful Viking, or a daughter. 'This book is of the highest intellectual quality, carefully argued in a non-confrontational tone. Sørenson's emphasis on what archaeology can contribute to the social science discussion about gender is a refreshing change from much of the existing literature on the topic.'. In his book Fatal Love: Spousal Killers, Law, and Punishment in the Late Colonial Spanish Atlantic (Stanford University Press ), Victor Uribe-Urán compares the cases of Spain, and the late-colonial societies of Mexico and Colombia, in a historical moment characterized by corporate patriarchy and enlightened punishment.

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: Gender and the Archaeology of Death (Gender and Archaeology) (): Arnold, Bettina, Wicker, Nancy L.: BooksReviews: 1. (Canadian Journal of Archaeology, ()) The papers [in Gender and the Archaeology of Death ] lend unquestionable support to archaeology's role in illuminating women's lives and challenging conventional wisdom about the gendered division of labor Bettina Arnold and Nancy Wicker have compiled a timely group of papers that encompasses many 5/5(1).

Burials are places where archaeologists reasonably expect gendered ideologies and practices to play out in the archaeological record.

Yet only modest progress has been made in teasing out gender from these mortuary contexts. In this volume, methods for doing so are presented, cases of successful gender theorizing from mortuary data presented, and comparisons made between European and 2/5(1).

Part 1 Introduction Part 2 Gender Ideology and Mortuary Analysis Chapter 3 1. Killing the Female. Archaeological Narratives of Infanticide Chapter 4 2. Life, Death, and the Longhouse: A Gendered View of Oneota Social Organization Chapter 5 3. Gender Studies in Chinese Neolithic Archaeology Part 6 Gender and Power Chapter 7 4.

Gender and the Archaeology of Death book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Burials are places where archaeologists reasonably exp 4/5(11). This chapter aims to consider the relevance of gender within studies of death as a concrete, rather than an abstract, challenge.

This means considering not just whether dead bodies have gender and how this matters, but also how to engage with such questions. The chapter argues for the importance of gender in mortuary studies and provides a brief overview of historical developments as well as Cited by: 3.

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Part 1 Introduction Part 2 Gender Ideology and Mortuary Analysis Chapter 3 1. Killing the Female. Archaeological Narratives of Infanticide Chapter 4 2.

Life, Death, and the Longhouse: A Gendered View of Oneota Social Organization Chapter 5 3. Gender Studies in Chinese Neolithic Archaeology Part 6 Gender and Power Chapter 7 : $   Gender and the Archaeology of Death. Gender and Archaeology (Book 2) Share your thoughts Complete your review.

Tell readers what you thought by rating and reviewing this book. Rate it Brand: Altamira Press. Gender and the Archaeology of Death edited by Bettina Arnold and Nancy L. Wicker. AltaMira Press, Walnut Creek, CA. xxi + pp. ISBN (cloth) US$ ISBN X (pb) US$ AND THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF DEATH is based on a session of the 5th Gender and Archaeology Conference held at the University of Wisconsin in Part 1 Introduction Part 2 Gender Ideology and Mortuary Analysis Chapter 3 1.

Killing the Female. Archaeological Narratives of Infanticide Chapter 4 2. Life, Death, and the Longhouse: A Gendered View of Oneota Social Organization Chapter 5 3.

Gender Studies in Chinese Neolithic Archaeology Part 6 Gender and Power Chapter 7 : AltaMira Press. Gender and the Archaeology of Death by Bettina Arnold,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Gender and the Archaeology of Death: Bettina Arnold: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.4/5(11).

The Archaeology of Death and Burial is an archaeological study by the English archaeologist Mike Parker Pearson, then a professor at the University of was first published in by Sutton Publishing Limited, and later republished by The History Press. Parker Pearson's book adopts a post-processual approach to funerary archaeology.

It explores earlier approaches to the subject Author: Mike Parker Pearson. The Archaeology Of Gender The Archaeology Of Gender by Bettina Arnold. Download in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format for read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Gender And The Archaeology Of Death books. Click Download for free ebooks. Gender And The Archaeology Of Death. Burials are places where archaeologists reasonably expect gendered ideologies and practices to play out in the archaeological record.

Yet only modest progress has been made in teasing out gender from these mortuary contexts. In this volume, methods for doing so are presented, cases of successful gender theorizing from mortuary data presented, and comparisons made between European and Cited by: After a brief review of the theoretical approaches of gender within mortuary archaeology, they explore various methods that can be used to locate and investigate gender within burial contexts.

Shepherd considers, through a different perspective, ancient Greek burial practices from the Geometric to the Hellenistic period. Gender and the Archaeology of Death. por. Gender and Archaeology (Book 2) ¡Gracias por compartir. Has enviado la siguiente calificación y reseña. Lo publicaremos en nuestro sitio Brand: Altamira Press.

The archaeology of death and burial is central to our attempts to understand vanished societies. Through the remains of funerary rituals we learn not only about prehistoric people's attitudes toward death and the afterlife but also about their culture, social system, and world view/5.

Mortuary archaeology, also known as bioarchaeology, is the study of human remains in their archaeological ry archaeology aims to generate an understanding of disease, migration, health, nutrition, gender, status, and kinship among past populations.

Ultimately, these topics help to produce a picture of the daily lives of past individuals. An Archaeology of Children: finding childhoods in the past. New book (forthcoming) by Eleanor Scott, about children in archaeology and history, including chapters on prehistoric apprenticeships, early education, toys, learning and schools, as well as gender, age and death.

The death section includes burial and child sacrifice. Methods for identifying and analyzing gender are suggested for cultures at various levels of social complexity with or without documentary or ethnoarchaeological evidence to assist in the analysis. A volume of great interest for those attempting to develop an archaeology of : Bettina Arnold; Nancy L Wicker.

The study of gender in past societies has emerged over the last two decades and has illuminated the work of archaeologists.

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. Roberta Gilchrist explores the significance of the feminist epistemologies. Buy Gender and the Archaeology of Death (Gender and Archaeology) by Arnold, Bettina, Wicker, Nancy L.

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Wicker. Walnut Creek CA: AltaMira Press, | Find. The Archaeology of Gender Chapter. January ; DOI: /ch5. In book: A Companion to Archaeology (pp - 91) through its embodiment of the subject in both life and death. Gender is a key concept in the discipline of anthropology.

Sex and gender are defined differently in anthropology, the former as grounded in perceived biological differences and the latter as the cultural constructions observed, performed, and understood in any given society, often based on those perceived biological differences.

birthing huts) to death (mortuary analy-sis). The engaging tone of the volume is set by Nelson's introductory chapter, in which she contextualizes this work in reference to the history of gender research in archaeology, its reflection/ articulation of major theoretical streams, and the social and political implications of a more gender-aware.

1 Archaeology and the Study of Gender MARGARET W. CONKEY JANET D. SPECTOR INTRODUCTION A serious challenge to the function of archaeology in contemporary society has been raised with the assertion that a largely unrecognized rationale for archaeology is the empirical substantiation of national mythology (Leone ).Cited by: Archaeologies of Gender and Violence [Paperback] Bo Jensen (Editor); Uroš Matić (Editor) researches from many different countries in this first volume that aims to explore the complex intersection between archaeology, gender and violence.

Papers range from theoretical discussions on previous approaches to gender and violence and the. So, I’m currently reviewing Archaeologies of Gender and Violence (eds Uroš Matić and Bo Jensen ); and I came across a (happily favourable) mention of a paper I wrote a long time ago on the use – and, more importantly, the misuse – of rape narratives by evolutionary sociobiologists.

The sociobiologists had theorised that rape was understandable as an adaptive mating strategy by. This series focuses on ways to understand gender in the past through archaeology.

This is a topic poised for significant advances in both method and theory, which in turn can improve all archaeology. The possibilities of new methodological rigor as well as new insights into past cultures are what makes gendered archaeology a vigorous and.Archaeology lags behind cultural anthropology, however, since the differences between sex and gender were not considered unti l the late s and early s (Conkey and Specter, ).

The focus of contemporary scholars in third wave feminist anthropology is the differences existing among women rather than between males and females (McGee.The archaeology of death and burial provides a privileged source of insight into the lives of people in the past.

This kind of archaeological feature commonly includes the material remains of the dead, containing biological information of age, sex, pathologies, DNA profiles, and isotopic signals of diet and migration. The analysis of burials also provides archaeological information about how.