Gender In Archaeology

Author: Sarah M. Nelson
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759104952
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'Gender in Archaeology' provides a feminist theoretical synthesis of the flood of archaeological work on gender. The author examines the roles of women & men in areas as human origins, the sexual division of labour, kinship & other social formations.

Engendering Social Dynamics

Author: Sandra Montón-Subías
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd
ISBN: UOM:39015080686572
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A selection of some of the papers presented at two international workshops: Women and Maintenanceactivities in times of change and Interpreting household practices: reflections on the social and cultural roles of maintenance activities, which were held in Barcelona in November 2005 and November 2007. These two workshops were co-organised by the Centre d'Estudis del Patrimoni Arqueològic de la Prehistòria-CEPAP (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain) and by the Departament d'Humanitats (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain). Contents: Introduction: Engendering social dynamics. The archaeology of maintenance activities. An introduction (Paloma González-Marcén, Sandra Montón-Subías, Marina Picazo, and Margarita Sánchez-Romero); 2) Chapter 1. Towards an archaeology of maintenance activities (Paloma González-Marcén, Sandra Montón-Subías and Marina Picazo); Chapter 2. Why has history not appreciated maintenance activities? (Almudena Hernando); Chapter 3. Thought on a method for zooarchaeological study of quotidian life (Diane Gifford-González); Chapter 4. The technics of the American Home (Francesca Bray ); Chapter 5. Sun Disks and solar cycles: weaving and the down of solar cosmologies in Post-Classical Mexico (Elisabeth Brumfiel ); Chapter 6. Nurturing the dead: medieval women as family undertakers (Roberta Gilchrist); Chapter 7. Maintenance activities in the funerary record. The case of Iberian cemeteries (Antonia García-Luque and Carmen Risquez ); Chapter 8. Greek terracota figurines: images and representations of everyday life (Marina Picazo );Chapter 9. Grinding to a Halt: Gender and the Changing Technology of Flour Production in Roman Galilee (Carol Meyers); Chapter 10. Changing foodways: new strategies in food preparation, serving and consumption in the Bronze Age of the Iberian Peninsula (Margarita Sánchez-Romero and Gonzalo Aranda); Chapter 11. "Spun on a wheel were women's hearts". Women between ideology and life in the Nordic past (Liv Helga Dommasnes).

Archaeology Of Asia

Author: Miriam T. Stark
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781405153034
Size: 11.79 MB
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This introduction to the archaeology of Asia focuses on case studies from the region’s last 10,000 years of history. Comprises fifteen chapters by some of the world’s foremost Asia archaeologists Sheds light on the most compelling aspects of Asian archaeology, from the earliest evidence of plant domestication to the emergence of states and empires Explores issues of cross-cultural significance, such as migration, urbanism, and technology Presents original research data that challenges readers to think beyond national and regional boundaries Synthesizes work previously unavailable to western readers

European Societies In The Bronze Age

Author: A. F. Harding
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521367298
Size: 18.25 MB
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The European Bronze Age, roughly 2500 to 750 BC, was the last fully prehistoric period and crucial to the formation of the Europe emerging in the later first millennium BC. This book provides a detailed account of its material culture, comparing and contrasting evidence from different geographical zones, and drawing out the essential characteristics of the period. It looks at settlement, burial, economy, technology, trade and transport, warfare, and social and religious life. The result is a comprehensive study that will interest specialists and students, and be accessible to non-specialists.

Frontier Encounters

Author: Franck Billé
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
ISBN: 9781906924874
Size: 13.74 MB
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China and Russia are rising economic and political powers that share thousands of miles of border. Despite their proximity, their interactions with each other - and with their third neighbour Mongolia - are rarely discussed. Although the three countries share a boundary, their traditions, languages and worldviews are remarkably different. Frontier Encounters presents a wide range of views on how the borders between these unique countries are enacted, produced, and crossed. It sheds light on global uncertainties: China's search for energy resources and the employment of its huge population, Russia's fear of Chinese migration, and the precarious independence of Mongolia as its neighbours negotiate to extract its plentiful resources. Bringing together anthropologists, sociologists and economists, this timely collection of essays offers new perspectives on an area that is currently of enormous economic, strategic and geo-political relevance.

Controversies In Tourism

Author: Omar Moufakkir
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 9781845938130
Size: 20.32 MB
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Tourism impacts on locations in many ways - socially, environmentally, culturally, and economically. This book examines some well established controversies in tourism and some newly emerging controversial aspects associated with tourism as an activity and a business. Controversies involving clashes between visitors and host communities, the rights and wrongs of eco-tourism, the impacts of mega-events, the legitimacy of dark tourism, and the costs and benefits of medical and wildlife tourism are assessed. This book is an interesting and thought provoking work ideal for tourism students, researchers and academics.