Publication date:

01 March 2007

Length of book:

306 pages

Publisher

AltaMira Press

ISBN-13: 9780759110830

In Worlds of Gender ten prominent scholars consider the research on gender and archaeology that has been conducted around the world. The authors discuss the archaeological evidence for gender distinctions from Africa, East Asia, South Asia, Australia, Europe, Mesoamerica, North America, and South America. Although some regions of the world have only been studied sporadically, this volume brings together the totality of the evidence to make it possible to compare sexual roles and identities from far-flung cultures of vastly different time periods. Worlds of Gender is an excellent resource for comparative cultural studies and gender studies, as well as a useful examination of how gender roles affect social structures.
This volume is one of the most important studies of gender and archaeology. The diversity of themes covered is extremely impressive, reflecting the extent to which knowledge of gender and archaeology has evolved since the earliest works in the field were published. Researchers and students alike will find in this book a fascinating insight into the research being undertaken in different regions of the world, past and present.