What This Awl Means

Feminist Archaeology at a Wahpeton Dakota Village

Author: Janet Spector

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press

ISBN: 9780873517577

Category: Feminist criticism

Page: 161

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This pioneering work focuses on excavations and discoveries at Little Rapids, a 19th-century Eastern Dakota planting village near present-day Minneapolis.

What this Awl Means

Feminist Archaeology at a Wahpeton Dakota Village

Author: Janet Spector

Publisher: Lantern Books

ISBN: 9780873512787

Category: Social Science

Page: 161

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This pioneering work focuses on excavations and discoveries at Little Rapids, a 19th-century Eastern Dakota planting village near present-day Minneapolis.

What this Awl Means

Feminist Archaeology at a Wahpeton Dakota Village

Author: Janet Spector

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780873512770

Category: Social Science

Page: 161

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This pioneering work focuses on excavations and discoveries at Little Rapids, a 19th-century Eastern Dakota planting village near present-day Minneapolis.

Black Feminist Archaeology

Author: Whitney Battle-Baptiste

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351573551

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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Black feminist thought has developed in various parts of the academy for over three decades, but has made only minor inroads into archaeological theory and practice. Whitney Battle-Baptiste outlines the basic tenets of Black feminist thought and research for archaeologists and shows how it can be used to improve contemporary historical archaeology. She demonstrates this using Andrew Jackson?s Hermitage, the W. E. B. Du Bois Homesite in Massachusetts, and the Lucy Foster house in Andover, which represented the first archaeological excavation of an African American home. Her call for an archaeology more sensitive to questions of race and gender is an important development for the field.

Practicing Archaeology

An Introduction to Cultural Resources Archaeology

Author: Thomas W. Neumann,Robert M. Sanford

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759118072

Category: Social Science

Page: 364

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This book is an excellent reference tool for consulting firms, contractors, graduate students, and others who need to know the nuts and bolts of professional archaeology.

Gender in Archaeology

Analyzing Power and Prestige

Author: Sarah Milledge Nelson

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759115745

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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This new edition of the first comprehensive feminist, theoretical synthesis of the archaeological work on gender reflects the extensive changes in the study of gender and archaeology over the past 8 years. New issues—such as sexuality studies, the body, children, and feminist pedagogy—enrich this edition while the author updates work on the roles of women and men in such areas as human origins, the sexual division of labor, kinship and other social structures, state development, and ideology.

Women and Society in Greek and Roman Egypt

A Sourcebook

Author: Jane Rowlandson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521588157

Category: History

Page: 406

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The period of Egyptian history from its rule by the Macedonian Ptolemaic dynasty to its incorporation into the Roman and Byzantine empires has left a wealth of evidence for the lives of ordinary men and women. Texts (often personal letters) written on papyrus and other materials, objects of everyday use and funerary portraits have survived from the Graeco-Roman period of Egyptian history. But much of this unparalleled resource has been available only to specialists because of the difficulty of reading and interpreting it. Now eleven leading scholars in this field have collaborated to make available to students and other non-specialists a selection of over three hundred texts translated from Greek and Egyptian, as well as more than fifty illustrations, documenting the lives of women within this society, from queens to priestesses, property-owners to slave-girls, from birth through motherhood to death. Each item is accompanied by full explanatory notes and bibliographical references.

Ancient Bodies, Ancient Lives

Sex, Gender, and Archaeology

Author: Rosemary A. Joyce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

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An anthropological report on gender roles in prehistoric times draws on a wealth of recent studies that offers insight into the history of sexual identity as it developed hundreds of thousands of years ago, challenging modern stereotypes and assumptions to explain the different ways in which ancient people defined themselves.

Gendered Fields

Women, Men and Ethnography

Author: Diane Bell,Pat Caplan,Wazir Jahan Karim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136121560

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Virtually all anthropologists undertaking fieldwork experience emotional difficulties in relating their own personal culture to the field culture. The issue of gender arises because ethnographers do fieldwork by establishing relationships, and this is done as a person of a particular age, sexual orientation, belief, educational background, ethnic identity and class. In particular it is done as men and women. Gendered Fields examines and explores the progress of feminist anthropology, the gendered nature of fieldwork itself, and the articulation of gender with other aspects of the self of the ethnographer.

Slavery in Indian Country

The Changing Face of Captivity in Early America

Author: Christina Snyder

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674048904

Category: History

Page: 329

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Traces the history of slavery in pre-colonial North America, describing Native American enslavement of prisoners of war and the shift of their captivity practices after white settlement of the continent.

Engendering Archaeology

Women and Prehistory

Author: Joan M. Gero,Margaret W. Conkey

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631175018

Category: Social Science

Page: 436

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This pathbreaking book brings gender issues to archaeology for the first time, in an explicit and theoretically informed way. In it, leading archaeologists from around the world contribute original analyses of prehistoric data to discover how gender systems operated in the past.

Archaeology of Minnesota

The Prehistory of the Upper Mississippi River Region

Author: Guy E. Gibbon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816679096

Category: History

Page: 263

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Demonstrating how native cultures adapted and evolved over time, Gibbon provides an explanation that is firmly rooted in the nature of local environments. He shows how the study of Minnesota archaeology is relevant to a broader understanding of long-term patterns of change in human development throughout the world."--pub. desc.

World Prehistory and Archaeology

Pathways Through Time

Author: Michael Chazan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351802887

Category: Social Science

Page: 460

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An Integrated Picture of Prehistory as an Active Process of Discovery World Prehistory and Archaeology: Pathways through Time, fourth edition, provides an integrated discussion of world prehistory and archaeological methods. This text emphasizes the relevance of how we know and what we know about our human prehistory. A cornerstone of World Prehistory and Archaeology is the discussion of prehistory as an active process of discovery. Methodological issues are addressed throughout the text to engage readers. Archaeological methods are introduced in the first two chapters. Succeeding chapters then address the question of how we know the past to provide an integrated presentation of prehistory. The fourth edition involves readers in the current state of archaeological research, revealing how archaeologists work and interpret what they find. Through the coverage of various new research, author Michael Chazan shows how archaeology is truly a global discipline. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: * Gain new perspectives and insights into who we are and how our world came into being. * Think about humanity from the perspective of archaeology. * Appreciate the importance of the archaeological record for contemporary society.

The Archaeology of Clothing and Bodily Adornment in Colonial America

Author: Diana DiPaolo Loren

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813038032

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 121

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"Highly readable but also innovative in its approach to a broad array of material from diverse colonial contexts."--Carolyn White, University of Nevada, Reno "Loren brings together a sampling of the extensive literature on the archaeology of clothing and adornment to argue that artifacts of the body acquire their meaning through cultural practice. She shows how dress serves as social discourse and a tool of identity negotiation."--Kathleen Deagan, Florida Museum of Natural History Dress has always been a social medium. Color, fabric, and fit of clothing, along with adornments, posture, and manners, convey information on personal status, occupation, religious beliefs, and even sexual preferences. Clothing and adornment are therefore important not only for their utility but also in their expressive properties and the ability of the wearer to manipulate those properties. Diana DiPaolo Loren investigates some ways in which colonial peoples chose to express their bodies and identities through clothing and adornment. She examines strategies of combining local-made and imported goods not simply to emulate European elites, but instead to create a language of new appearance by which to communicate in an often contentious colonial world. Through the lens of historical archaeology Loren highlights the active manipulation of the material culture of clothing and adornment by people in English, Dutch, French, and Spanish colonies, demonstrating that within Northern American dressing traditions, clothing and identity are inextricably linked.

The Archaeology of Gender

Separating the Spheres in Urban America

Author: Diana diZerga Wall

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 148991210X

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

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Historical archaeologists often become so involved in their potsherd patterns they seldom have time or energy left to address the broader processes responsi ble for the material culture patterns they recognize. Some ofus haveurged our colleagues to use the historical record as a springboard from which to launch hypotheses with which to better understand the behavioral and cultural pro cesses responsible for the archaeological record. Toooften, this urging has re sulted in reports designed like a sandwich, having a slice of "historical back ground," followed by a totally different "archaeological record," and closed with a weevil-ridden slice of "interpretation" of questionable nutritive value for understanding the past. The reader is often left to wonder what the archae ological meat had to do with either slice of bread, since the connection be tween the documented history and the material culture is left to the reader's imagination, and the connection between the interpretation and the other disparate parts is tenuous at best. The plethora of stale archaeological sandwiches in the literature has re sulted at the methodological level from a too-narrow focus on the specific history and archaeology ofa site and the individuals involvedon it, rather than a focus on the explanation of broader processes of culture to which the actors and events at the site-specific level responded.

Crafting Lives

African American Artisans in New Bern, North Carolina, 1770-1900

Author: Catherine W. Bishir

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469608758

Category: History

Page: 380

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In the immediate aftermath of the Civil War, the North assumed significant power to redefine the South, imagining a region rebuilt and modeled on northern society. The white South actively resisted these efforts, battling the legal strictures of Reconstruction on the ground. Meanwhile, white southern storytellers worked to recast the South's image, romanticizing the Lost Cause and heralding the birth of a New South. Prince argues that this cultural production was as important as political competition and economic striving in turning the South and the nation away from the egalitarian promises of Reconstruction and toward Jim Crow.

The Archaeological Northeast

Author: Mary Ann Levine,Kenneth E. Sassaman

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897895170

Category: History

Page: 313

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Brings together the most up-to-date research and studies of paleoenvironmental reconstruction, technological change, and socio-political interactions of native peoples of New England.

Death by Theory

A Tale of Mystery and Archaeological Theory

Author: Adrian Praetzellis

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759119597

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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This thoroughly updated version of an archaeological classic, featuring the fictional archaeologist Hannah Green and her shovelbum nephew, allows students to learn the basics of archaeological theory while puzzling out a mysterious turn of events.

The Transfiguration of the Commonplace

A Philosophy of Art

Author: Arthur Coleman Danto

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674903463

Category: Philosophy

Page: 212

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Mr. Danto argues that recent developments in the artworld, in particular the production of works of art that cannot be told from ordinary things, make urgent the need for a new theory of art and make plain the factors such a theory can and cannot involve. In the course of constructing such a theory, he seeks to demonstrate the relationship between philosophy and art, as well as the connections that hold between art and social institutions and art history. The book distinguishes what belongs to artistic theory from what has traditionally been confused with it, namely aesthetic theory and offers as well a systematic account of metaphor, expression, and style, together with an original account of artistic representation. A wealth of examples, drawn especially from recent and contemporary art, illuminate the argument.

Object Stories

Artifacts and Archaeologists

Author: Steve Brown,Anne Clarke,Ursula Frederick

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 1611323843

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

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Twenty-five archaeologists each tell an intimate story of their experience and entanglement with an evocative artifact.