Feminist and Gender Archaeology (FGSS Gateway)|
Fall 2014 not offered
ARCP 226, FGSS 237|
By including gender and sexuality in interpretations, archaeologists have come to ask some fundamental questions: How might gender roles have contributed to key developments in prehistory, such as the evolution of Homo sapiens and the development of agriculture? How might we distinguish gender roles in the past, and how might we use different forms of evidence to examine varied constructions of gender in prehistory? Why should sexuality matter to interpreting the human past, and how might we identify sexuality archaeologically? Archaeologists working on the recent past have also bound history and archaeological evidence together to produce rich narratives relating to gender and sexuality. This class introduces these key areas of archaeological research and also covers material on the impact of feminist theory more broadly in archaeology. Theoretical issues will be investigated in further depth through case studies along temporal and thematic lines. Specific topics include human evolution and early prehistory, political economies, gender and space, historical archaeology, masculinity, mortuary contexts, and the archaeology of prostitution.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARCP-MN)(ARCP)(FGSS)(SISP-Anth Conc)
Articles and book chapters include those by Brumfiel, Classen, Conkey, Falk, Gero, Gilchrist, Harrison, Joyce, Lovejoy, Meskell, Peterson, Wright, Voss, Tringham, Wilkie and Wylie.
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Reading responses, short assignments and final research paper
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