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Studying gender in the ancient Near East

Author: Saana Svärd; Agnès Garcia-Ventura
Publisher: University Park, Pennsylvania : Eisenbrauns, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A collection of essays on possible methodological and theoretical approaches to gender within the framework of ancient Near Eastern studies"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Saana Svärd; Agnès Garcia-Ventura
ISBN: 9781575067704 1575067706
OCLC Number: 1029063524
Notes: Includes developed versions of papers presented at the Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale held in 2013 in Ghent, Belgium and in 2014 in Warsaw, Poland, and the workshop "Gender, Methodology and the ancient Near East" hosted by the Centre of Excellence in "Changes in Sacred Texts and Traditions" at the University of Helsinki in October 2014.--Introduction.
Description: xv, 503 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Theoretical Approaches, Gender, and the Ancient Near East : An Introduction / Agnès Garcia-Ventura and Saana Svärd --
From La Femme to Multiple Sex/Gender / Julia M. Asher-Greve --
Gender in the Tale of Aqhat / Stephanie Lynn Budin --
Gender, Personal Adornment, and Costly Signaling in the Iron Age Burials of Hasanlu, Iran / Megan Cifarelli --
When Women Get Ill : Gendered Constructions of Health and Disease in Cuneiform Texts on Healing / M. Érica Couto-Ferreira --
Puppets on a String? On Female Agency in Old Babylonian Economy / Katrien de Graef --
In Pursuit of Neo-Assyrian Queens : An Interdisciplinary Methodology for Researching Ancient Women and Engendering Ancient History / Amy Rebecca Gansell --
Postfeminism and Assyriology : An (Im)possible Relationship? / Agnès Garcia-Ventura --
Gender Experiments in Hellenistic Babylonian Figurines / Stephanie M. Langin-Hooper --
Gender and Methodology in the Study of 2nd-Millennium B.C.E. Family Archives / Brigitte Lion --
Neo-Assyrian Women, Their Visibility, and Their Representation in Written and Pictorial Sources / Natalie N. May --
Factors Complicating the Reconstruction of Women's Lives in Iron Age Israel (1200-587 B.C.E.) / Beth Alpert Nakhai --
Empire of the Surveilling Gaze : The Masculinity of King Sennacherib / Omar N'Shea --
Rethinking Gender Relationships in a Sociopolitical Context during the Time of Zimri-Lim --
María Rosa Oliver and Eleonora Ravenna --
Building Up a History of Art of the Ancient Near East: The Case of Ebla and the Third-Millennium B.C.E. Court Ladies / Frances Pinnock --
(Re)constructing the Image of the Assinnu / Saana Svärd and Martti Nissinen --
After "Profits" : Methodological and Historiographic Remarks on the Study of Women, Textiles, and Economy in the Ancient Near East / Allison Karmel Thomason --
Marriage Policy in Mari : A Field of Power between Domination and Resistance / Luciana Urbano --
Gender Studies and Assyriology : Expectations of an Outsider / Niek Veldhuis --
Analyzing Constructs : A Selection of Perils, Pitfalls, and Progressions in Interrogating Ancient Near Eastern Gender / Ilona Zsolnay --
Gender and Methodology in the Ancient Near East : Final Thoughts / Amélie Kuhrt.
Responsibility: edited by Saana Svard and Agnes Garcia-Ventura.

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