Gender and Material Culture in Historical Perspective by Na Na

Gender and Material Culture in Historical Perspective

Written by Na Na
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Part of the Studies in Gender and Material Culture Series


Gender and Material Culture in Historical Perspective by Na Na

Material culture is not a subject which has to date attracted much attention from historians, whose usual source material is the written word. This volume shows just how illuminating the study of artifacts, and documentation concerning the acquisition and meaning of artifacts can be for the study of history in any period. Ranging from the use of clothing as votive offerings in ancient Greece to the function of reproductive technology in the 20th century, the scope of this volume is excitingly dismissive of traditional chronologies and disciplinary boundaries. Gender historians will not be surprised to find the historical meaning of many artifacts to be permeated by gender difference.

About the Author

Moira Donald is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Exeter. Linda Hurcombe is Lecturer in Prehistory at the University of Exeter.

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275 pages


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Palgrave Macmillan an imprint of Palgrave USA

Publication date

28th October 2000



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