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Ungendering civilization

Author: K Anne Pyburn
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
'Ungendering Civilization' offers a study of the role of women in the evolution of states. The authors argue that the root historical cause of gender subordination may be participation in the modern world system, rather than the traditional arguments centring on female domesticity & male aggressive leadership.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: K Anne Pyburn
ISBN: 0415260574 9780415260572 0415260582 9780415260589 9780203501184 0203501187
OCLC Number: 52706219
Description: xiii, 242 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Rethinking complex society / K. Anne Pyburn --
Gendered states : gender and agency in economic models of Great Zimbabwe / Tracy Luedke --
The use and abuse of ethnographic analogies in interpretations of gender systems at Cahokia / Laura Pate --
The "marauding pagan warrior" woman / Lena Mortensen --
Tracing women in early Sumer / Layla Al-Zubaidi --
Leaders, healers, laborers, and lovers : reinterpreting women's roles in Moche society / Cristina Alcalde --
The benefits of an archaeology of gender for predynastic Egypt / Gabriel D. Wrobel --
All the Harappan men are naked, but the women are wearing jewelry / Candice Marie Lowe --
Oh my goddess : a meditation on Minoan civilization / Sean P. Dougherty --
Ungendering the Maya / K. Anne Pyburn.
Responsibility: edited by K. Anne Pyburn.
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Each of the nine papers examines a specific body of archaeological data - from societies including Minoan Crete, ancient Zimbabwe and the Maya - in order to discuss the role of women in the evolution  Read more...


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"Contemporary archaeologists should use this excellent volume as an example of the direction archaeology should go to maintain its relevancy to existing societies." - Joe Watkins, University of New Read more...

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Turning the known on its head.

by JaymeJenkins (WorldCat user published 2011-11-03) Excellent Permalink

In this project K. Anne Pyburn delivers a much needed step back from traditional assumptions about the progression of evolution and processional civilization. Never before have the works of Engles and Wolfe been so respectfully and logically parried, keeping what is worth keeping, and throwing...
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