Gender and Archaeology

Gender and Archaeology

by Rita Wright (Editor)

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This important collection represents current thinking in feminist studies in archaeology. Its contributors are primarily anthropologists but the book also includes essays by a bioanthropologist and an historian of technology. All are leading scholars who, using a range of methodologies and theoretical frameworks, integrate gender into the central questions with which archaeologists have traditionally been concerned.

The book challenges archaeologists to draw on wider feminist discourses in their interpretations of past societies and feminist scholars in other disciplines to consider the new engendered approaches to archaeology presented in the volume.

Contributors include: Gillian Bentley, Elizabeth Brumfiel, Margaret Conkey, Cathy Lynne Costin, Joan Gero, Rosemary Joyce, Judith McGaw, Janet Romanowicz, Ruth Tringham, and the editor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812215748
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/1996
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Rita P. Wright is Associate Professor of Anthropology at New York University.

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