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Title LinkEngendering households in the prehistoric Southwest / edited by Barbara J. Roth.
Imprint Tucson : University of Arizona Press, c2010.
Description viii, 332 p. :  ill., maps ;  24 cm.
Type of Material Book GV
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Contents: Introduction: Engendering households in the prehistoric Southwest / Barbara J. Roth -- Engendering the landscape : resource acquisition, artifact manufacture, and household organization in a Chacoan great house community / Andrew I. Duff and Alissa L. Nauman -- Households, communities, and the social reorganization of the Pueblo III world / Jeannette L. Mobley-Tanaka -- House, home, and hearth : gender in the pre-classic Hohokam household / Stephanie M. Whittlesey -- Households, gender, and specialized pottery production : exploring the nature, causes, and consequences of a prehistoric cottage industry for women at the West Branch settlement / Karen G. Harry and Fred Huntington -- It’s all in the family : Hohokam farms and households on the Salt River floodplain / T. Kathleen Henderson -- Gender, household ritual, and figurines in the Hohokam regional system / Susan L. Stinson -- Engendering Mimbres Mogollon pithouse occupations / Barbara J. Roth -- Evaluating the gendered division of labor in Mimbres households at a late pithouse-period short-term residential site / Bernard Schriever -- Survival strategies of gender-imbalanced migrant households in the Grasshopper region of Arizona / Julia C. Lowell -- Engendering households through technological identity / Jenny L. Adams -- Beyond married, buried, and baptized : exposing historical discontinuities in engendered O’odham households / Deni J. Seymour -- Household archaeology and the study of gender / Julia A. Hendon.
Summary The French anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss once described a village as ’deserted’ when all the adult males had vanished. While his statement is from the first half of the twentieth century, it nonetheless illustrates an oversight that has persisted during most of the intervening decades. Now Southwestern archaeologists have begun to delve into the task of ’engendering’ their sites. Using a “close to the ground” approach, the contributors to this book seek to engender the prehistoric Southwest by examining evidence at the household level. Focusing on gendered activities in household contexts throughout the southwestern United States, this book represents groundbreaking work in this area. The contributors view households as a crucial link to past activities and behavior, and by engendering these households, we can gain a better understanding of their role in prehistoric society. Gender-structured household activities, in turn, can offer insight into broader-scale social and economic factors. The chapters offer a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to engendering households and examine topics such as the division of labor, gender relations, household ritual, ceramic and ground stone production and exchange, and migration. Engendering Households in the Prehistoric Southwest ultimately addresses broader issues of interest to many archaeologists today, including households and their various forms, identity and social boundary formation, technological style, and human agency.Focusing on gendered activities in household contexts throughout the southwestern United States, this book represents groundbreaking work in this area. The contributors view households as a crucial link to past activities and behavior, and by engendering these households, we can gain a better understanding of their role in prehistoric society. Gender-structured household activities, in turn, can offer insight into broader-scale social and economic factors.
Subject LinkIndians of North America -- Southwest, New -- Antiquities.
LinkSocial archaeology -- Southwest, New.
LinkHouseholds -- Southwest, New -- History.
LinkWomen, Prehistoric -- Southwest, New -- History.
LinkSex role -- Southwest, New -- History.
LinkChaco culture.
LinkHohokam culture.
LinkMimbres culture.
LinkExcavations (Archaeology) -- Southwest, New.
LinkSouthwest, New -- Antiquities.
Subject LinkAntiquities.
LinkChaco culture.
LinkExcavations (Archaeology)
LinkHohokam culture.
LinkHouseholds.
LinkIndians of North America -- Antiquities.
LinkMimbres culture.
LinkSex role.
LinkSocial archaeology.
LinkWomen, Prehistoric.
LinkSouthwest, New.
LinkHistory.
Add.Author LinkRoth, Barbara J., 1958-

System Number 000681599
ISBN Link9780816528165
Link0816528160

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