By Diane Bolger
An authoritative consultant on gender prehistory for researchers, teachers and scholars in anthropology, archaeology, and gender studies
•Provides the main up to date, accomplished assurance of gender archaeology, with an unique specialise in prehistory
•Offers severe overviews of advancements within the archaeology of gender during the last 30 years, in addition to exams of present traits and clients for destiny research
•Focuses on contemporary 3rd Wave techniques to the learn of gender in early human societies, hard heterosexist biases, and investigating the interfaces among gender and standing, age, cognition, social reminiscence, performativity, the physique, and sexuality
•Features a number of neighborhood and thematic issues authored through demonstrated experts within the box, with incisive insurance of gender examine in prehistoric and protohistoric cultures of Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas and the Pacific
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