Feminist and Gender Archaeology (FGSS Gateway)|
ARCP 226, FGSS 237|
This course focuses on the impact of feminism on the discipline of archaeology and the way in which archaeologists have attempted to incorporate gender into interpretation and representation. Theoretical issues will be investigated in further depth through case studies along temporal and thematic lines. Specific topics include human evolution and early prehistory, political economies, gender and space, historical archaeology, masculinity, mortuary contexts, and the archaeology of prostitution.
Throughout the course we will also examine some broad key issues in engendered archaeological narratives. These will include the way in which gender roles in prehistory are related to ideas of gender in contemporary society, how different gendered identities and sexuality may be accessed through archaeological data, and how gender roles in society have changed through time.
This course teaches students methods for interpreting the cultural meanings of material remains.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARCP-MN)(ARCP)(FGSS)(SISP-Anth Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Spector, WHAT THIS AWL MEANS: FEMINIST ARCAHEOLOGY AT A WAHPETON DAKOTA VILLAGE
Other articles and book chapters include those by Brumfiel, Classen, Conkey, Falk, Gero, Gilchrist, Harrison, Joyce, Lovejoy, Meskell, Peterson, Wright, Voss, Tringham, Wilkie and Wylie.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Reading responses, short assignments and final paper
|Instructor(s): Croucher,Sarah Katharine Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 35||SR major: X||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 25||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: 0||SO: 15||FR: 20|