Gender and Archaeology

9780812215748: Paperback
Release Date: 1st October 1996

13 illus.

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 304

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

Gender and Archaeology

Edited by
Rita Wright

Gender and Archaeology challenges archaeologists to draw on wider feminist discourses in their interpretations of past societies—and also challenges feminist scholars in other disciplines to consider new engendered approaches to archaeology.

Paperback / £20.99

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.

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