A Companion to Gender Prehistory by Diane Bolger

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An authoritative guide on gender prehistory for researchers, instructors and students in anthropology, archaeology, and gender studies

Provides the most up-to-date, comprehensive coverage of gender archaeology, with an exclusive focus on prehistory Offers critical overviews of developments  in the archaeology of gender over the last 30 years, as well as assessments of current trends and prospects for future researchFocuses on recent Third Wave approaches to the study of gender in early human societies, challenging heterosexist biases, and  investigating the interfaces between gender and  status, age,  cognition, social memory, performativity, the body, and sexuality Features numerous regional and thematic topics authored by established specialists in the field,   with incisive coverage of gender research in prehistoric and protohistoric cultures of Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas and the Pacific
 

About Diane Bolger

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Diane Bolger is a Research Fellow in Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. In addition to her research on gender, she specializes in the ceramics of early agricultural societies in the ancient Near East, particularly in Cyprus, where she has been involved in fieldwork since the early 1980s. Her major publications on gender include three books: Gender in Ancient Cyprus (2003), Engendering Aphrodite: Women and Society in Ancient Cyprus (2002), and Gender through Time in the Ancient Near East (2008).
 
Published September 25, 2012 by Wiley-Blackwell. 694 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences.

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