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.

Feminist Waves, Feminist Generations

Life Stories from the Academy

Author: Hokulani K. Aikau,Karla A. Erickson,Jennifer L. Pierce

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816649341

Category: Social Science

Page: 357

View: 2002

Feminist Waves, Feminist Generations challenges the static figuring of feminist generations that positions the second wave of feminist scholars against a homogeneous third wave. Based on life stories from contemporary feminist scholars, this volume emphasizes how feminism develops unevenly over time and across institutions and, ultimately, offers a new paradigm for theorizing the intersections between generations and feminist waves of thought. Contributors: Sam Bullington, U of Missouri; Susan Cahn, SUNY Buffalo; Dawn Rae Davis, U of Minnesota; Lisa J. Disch, U of Minnesota; Sara Evans, U of Minnesota; Elizabeth Faue, Wayne State U; Roderick A. Ferguson, U of Minnesota; Peter Hennen, Ohio State U at Newark; Wendy Leo Moore, Texas A&M U; Toni McNaron, U of Minnesota; Jean M. O’Brien, U of Minnesota; Felicity Schaeffer-Grabiel, U of California, Santa Cruz; Anne Firor Scott, Duke U; Janet D. Spector, U of Minnesota; Amanda Lock Swarr, U of Washington, Seattle; Miglena Todorova, U of Minnesota. Hokulani K. Aikau is assistant professor of indigenous politics in the department of political science at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. Karla A. Erickson is assistant professor of sociology at Grinnell College. Jennifer L. Pierce is associate professor of American studies at the University of Minnesota.

Naked Truths

Women, Sexuality and Gender in Classical Art and Archaeology

Author: Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow,Claire L. Lyons,with an epilogue by Natalie Boymel Kampen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134603851

Category: History

Page: 336

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The articles in Naked Truths demonstrate the application of feminist theory to a diverse repertory of classical art: they offer topical and controversial readings on the material culture of the ancient Mediterranean. This volume presents a timely, provocative and beautifully illustrated re-evaluation of how the issues of gender, identity and sexuality reveal 'naked truths' about fundamental human values and social realities, through the compelling symbolism of the body.

Archaeological Theory Today

Author: Ian Hodder

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 074568100X

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Now in a revised and updated second edition, this volume provides an authoritative account of the current status of archaeological theory, as presented by some of its major exponents and innovators over recent decades. It summarizes the latest developments in the field and looks to its future, exploring some of the cutting-edge ideas at the forefront of the discipline. The volume captures the diversity of contemporary archaeological theory. Some authors argue for an approach close to the natural sciences, others for an engagement with cultural debate about representation of the past. Some minimize the relevance of culture to societal change, while others see it as central; some focus on the contingent and the local, others on long-term evolution. While few practitioners in theoretical archaeology would today argue for a unified disciplinary approach, the authors in this volume increasingly see links and convergences between their perspectives. The volume also reflects archaeology's new openness to external influences, as well as the desire to contribute to wider debates. The contributors examine ways in which archaeological evidence contributes to theories of evolutionary psychology, as well as to the social sciences in general, where theories of social relationships, agency, landscape and identity are informed by the long-term perspective of archaeology. The new edition of Archaeological Theory Today will continue to be essential reading for students and scholars in archaeology and in the social sciences more generally.

Writing Up Qualitative Research

Author: Harry F. Wolcott

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761924296

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 202

View: 551

Wolcott has thoroughly revised the book that has provided a solution to this conundrum as well as inspired thousands of readers with their writing. Using lively examples from his and other researchers' experiences, friendly, practical tips, and a warm, reflective writing style, this second edition has been completely updated and includes new features, such as: Chapter 4 on Linking Up: Provides readers with thoughtful guidelines as to how and where to use theory, what needs to be said about method, some thoughts about the "traditional" literature review (as well as how to decide whether or not to include this material!) Applications: Give readers the opportunity to put into practice some of Wolcott's tips to improve or jump-start their own writing Bulleted Reviews: Highlight the key points to remember from each chapter Read the book that will not only enable you to better tell the story of your research in the article, monograph, or dissertation you need to write but also help you to incorporate writing into the essential role it must play in a professional research career.

Minnesota History

Author: Theodore Christian Blegen,Bertha Lion Heilbron

Publisher: N.A


Category: Minnesota

Page: N.A

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Vol. 6 includes the 23d Biennial report of the Society, 1923/24, as an extra number.


The Science of the Human Past

Author: Mark Q Sutton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317350081

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 2698

Illuminating the world of archaeology. Archaeology conveys the excitement of archaeological discovery and explains how archaeologists think as they scientifically find, analyze, and interpret evidence. The main objective of this text is to provide an introduction to the broad and fascinating world of archaeology from the scientific perspective. Discussions on the theoretical aspects of archaeology, as well as the practical applications of what is learned about the past, have been updated and expanded upon in this fourth edition. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Discuss the theoretical aspects of archaeology. Apply what has been learned about the past. Identify the various perspectives archaeologists have.

Gender in Ancient Cyprus

Narratives of Social Change on a Mediterranean Island

Author: Diane Bolger

Publisher: Altamira Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 269

View: 835

Gender in Ancient Cyprus examines some of the fundamental facets of gender as they intersect with the dynamics of social, political, and economic change in Cyprus, beginning with the earliest traces of human habitation on the island to the final phases of the Bronze Age. The book closely analyzes gender as it relates to the domestic space, technology and labor, 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. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Combining the past and the present

archaeological perspectives on society : proceedings from the conference "Prehistory in a global perspective" held in Bergen, August 31st - September 2nd 2001, in honour of Professor Randi Haaland's 60th anniversary

Author: Terje Oestigaard

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd


Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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These twenty papers were delivered at a conference held in Bergen in 2001 which was convened to honour Randi Haaland's contribution to global archaeology. The papers cover a broad archaeological spectrum but focus on the archaeology and ethnography of South America, Africa, Asia, Australia and prehistoric Europe and the Near East. Five main subjects areas are covered: Gender, rituals and social identity; Food, consumption and metal production in prehistory; Evolution, traditions and structures; Approaches to African archaeology; Cultural Heritage and Rock Art.

Indians and anthropologists

Vine Deloria, Jr., and the critique of anthropology

Author: Thomas Biolsi,Larry J. Zimmerman

Publisher: Univ of Arizona Pr


Category: Political Science

Page: 226

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In 1969 Vine Deloria, Jr., in his controversial book "Custer Died for Your Sins," criticized the anthropological community for its impersonal dissection of living Native American cultures. Twenty-five years later, anthropologists have become more sensitive to Native American concerns, and Indian people have become more active in fighting for accurate representations of their cultures. In this collection of essays, Indian and non-Indian scholars examine how the relationship between anthropology and Indians has changed over that quarter-century and show how controversial this issue remains. Practitioners of cultural anthropology, archaeology, education, and history provide multiple lenses through which to view how Deloria's message has been interpreted or misinterpreted. Among the contributions are comments on Deloria's criticisms, thoughts on the reburial issue, and views on the ethnographic study of specific peoples. A final contribution by Deloria himself puts the issue of anthropologist/Indian interaction in the context of the century's end. CONTENTS Introduction: What's Changed, What Hasn't, Thomas Biolsi & Larry J. Zimmerman Part One--Deloria Writes Back Vine Deloria, Jr., in American Historiography, Herbert T. Hoover Growing Up on Deloria: The Impact of His Work on a New Generation of Anthropologists, Elizabeth S. Grobsmith Educating an Anthro: The Influence of Vine Deloria, Jr., Murray L. Wax Part Two--Archaeology and American Indians Why Have Archaeologists Thought That the Real Indians Were Dead and What Can We Do about It?, Randall H. McGuire Anthropology and Responses to the Reburial Issue, Larry J. Zimmerman Part Three-Ethnography andColonialism Here Come the Anthros, Cecil King Beyond Ethics: Science, Friendship and Privacy, Marilyn Bentz The Anthropological Construction of Indians: Haviland Scudder Mekeel and the Search for the Primitive in Lakota Country, Thomas Biolsi Informant as Critic: Conducting Research on a Dispute between Iroquoianist Scholars and Traditional Iroquois, Gail Landsman The End of Anthropology (at Hopi)?, Peter Whiteley Conclusion: Anthros, Indians and Planetary Reality, Vine Deloria, Jr.

Nebraska History

Author: Addison Erwin Sheldon,James Lee Sellers,James C. Olson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nebraska

Page: N.A

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American Anthropologist

Organ of the American Anthropological Association and Affiliated Societies

Author: American Anthropological Association

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 7070


Annals of Iowa

Author: Samuel Storrs Howe,Theodore Sutton Parvin,Frederick Lloyd,Sanford W. Huff,Charles Aldrich,Edgar Rubey Harlan

Publisher: N.A


Category: Iowa

Page: N.A

View: 9325


Vergleichen Als Archäologische Methode

Analogien in Den Archäologien : Mit Beiträgen Einer Tagung Der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Theorie (T-AG) und Einer Kommentierten Bibliographie

Author: Alexander Gramsch

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited


Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 7217

Analogy was an integral part of antiquarian archaeology and in parts of the world is still popular. This collection of sixteen international essays discusses past abuses, including the comparison of some societies with European working classes or false racist analogy in the Aegean. However, the contribution of these methods to the evolution of modern archaeology is recognised as a valuable one. Ethnographic or historic analogy, such as comparison with oral or written local traditions, is shown to be still of merit in the archaeology of certain countries, such as Brazil.

A tale of three villages

archaeological investigation of late prehistoric and historic culture change in western Alaska

Author: Lisa Frink

Publisher: N.A


Category: Alaska

Page: 356

View: 9750