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Ancient bodies, ancient lives : sex, gender, and archaeology

Author: Rosemary A Joyce
Publisher: New York : Thames & Hudson, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Today sex is treated as a natural duality in which males and females are fundamentally different, but as Rosemary Joyce demonstrates in this groundbreaking book, there has never been a single way that social life has been organized by sex. The ancient Greeks saw men and women as expressing varying degrees of a single sexual potential; many Native American societies considered sexual identity as something that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rosemary A Joyce
ISBN: 9780500051535 0500051534
OCLC Number: 181139577
Notes: "With 35 illustrations."
Description: 152 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Ways of knowing the past --
2. Goddesses, matriarchs, and manly-hearted women : troubling categorical approaches to gender --
3. Amazons, queens, and sequestered women : gender and hierarchy --
4. Sensuous figures, celibates, and sex workers : thinking about sex in the past --
5. Living as men and women --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
Picture credits --
Index.
Responsibility: Rosemary A. Joyce.

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An accessible, though tightly argued book, which shows the importance of an open mind when dealing with the archaeology of sex and gender.  Read more...

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Since it is well written and accessible, Ancient Bodies, Ancient Lives will be of considerable use... Joyce's accessible and engaging style produces a work that educates and enlightens

 
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