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Title: Where do we stand? Exploring the contours of gendered archaeology

Creator:

Pawleta, Michał

Date issued/created:

2006

Resource Type:

Article

Subtitle:

Archaeologia Polona Vol. 44 (2006)

Publisher:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology Polish Academy of Sciences

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

24 cm

Abstract:

Feminist and gender theory has been infiltrating into archaeological theory since the 1980s. This paper traces the development of gender archaeology and aims to look at the current state of affairs. Gender archaeology has progressed from indicating male bias in archaeological writ-ing through hinting at the centrality of women in the past to establishing a rough outline of gender theory. However, the study of gender in archaeology has been constructed for the most part as the study of women. With the advent of third-wave feminism the situation has changed radically. Third-wave feminists reacted against the woman-centered tendency of much of the existing gender archaeology by rejecting essentialist definitions of women and emphasizing differences between them. Thus, they positioned gender as relational to a host of other social factors such as class, ethnicity, age, sexuality, etc. Consistent with the plurality and difference of third-wave feminism in archaeology are masculinist and queer theory. The author considers the impact of these new concerns which attempt to eliminate boundaries set up by gender archaeologies. Thus, the author explores the adoption and implications of these approaches by gender archaeology in the ways they address gender, sex, body, sexuality and/or identity. Finally, the author also suggests that interpolation of issues raised by third-wave feminists, masculinist and queer theorists offers a more representative picture of life in the past and a more dynamic relationship between the present and the past

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Archaeologia Polona

Volume:

44

Start page:

231

End page:

253

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application/octet-stream

Resource Identifier:

0066-5924

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Language:

eng

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