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Shamans, queens, and figurines : the development of gender archaeology

Author: Sarah M Nelson
Publisher: Walnut Creek, California : Left Coast Press, Inc., 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sarah Nelson, recognized as one of the key figures in studying gender in the ancient world and women in archaeology, brings together much of the work she has done over three decades into a single volume. The book covers her theoretical contributions, her extensive studies of gender in the archaeology of East Asia, and her literary work on the subject. Included with the selections of her writing--taken from diverse  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah M Nelson
ISBN: 9781611329469 1611329469 9781611329476 1611329477
OCLC Number: 891941746
Description: 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Introduction: Learning the Field and Breaking Taboos --
Part II. Social Archaeology Gives Birth to Gender Archaeology --
Part III. Figurines and Equity Issues : Measuring Gender --
Diversity of the Upper Paleolithic "Venus" Figurines and Archeological Mythology --
Equity Issues for Women in Archaeology : Conclusion (with Margaret Nelson) --
Part IV. Queens : Women Wielding Power --
The Statuses of Women in Ko-Shilla : Evidence from Archaeology and Historic Documents --
Performing Power in Early China : Examples from the Shang Dynasty and the Hongshan Culture --
Part V. Gender in Archaeology Spreads --
The "Goddess Temple" and the Status of Women at Niuheliang, China --
Feminist Theory, Leadership, and the Spirits of States in East Asia --
Part VI. Perspectives from China --
Ideology and the Formation of an Early State in Northeast China --
Part VII. Shamans and Ideology --
Feasting the Ancestors in Early China --
What Is a Shaman? --
Part VIII. Archaeological Stories --
Spirit Bird Journey : Selections --
Jade Dragon : Selections --
The Jade Phoenix : Selections --
Afterword --
A Perspective from East Asia on Periodizations in Archaeology.
Responsibility: Sarah Milledge Nelson.

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