Feminist and Gender Archaeology|
Spring 2010 not offered
FGSS 307, ARCP 305|
This course focuses on the impact of feminism on the discipline of archaeology. Principally, this will be through exploring the way in which archaeologists have approached the study of gender through artifacts, mortuary data, artistic representations, and domestic space. The possibility of interpreting nonbinary gender identities and past sexualities from archaeological materials will also be discussed, including the use of queer theory by archaeologists. Finally, the way in which feminist critiques have had an impact on the discipline beyond simply the interpretation of past gender identities will be examined, including feminist critiques of archaeological fieldwork.
This course teaches students methods for interpreting the cultural meanings of material remains.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)(FGSS)
Gero and Conkey, ENGENDERING ARCHAEOLOGY
Hays-Gilpin and Whitley, READER IN GENDER ARCHAEOLOGY
Schmidt and Voss, ARCHAEOLOGIES OF SEXUALITY
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two short papers, class presentation, final research paper