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- DescriptionThe change from a hunting-gathering lifestyle to one dependent upon farming constitutes a truly 'revolutionary' event in the human career. Most archaeologists agree that how ancient people organized their work and family groups was crucial to the success of early attempts at farming. Yet little serious attention has been paid to the social organization of labor in the prehistoric past. This book addresses that lacuna by investigating sexual divisions of labor. As a case study, Peterson chose the southern Levant of West Asia, where the world's first farming societies emerged some 10,000 years ago. Shattering long held assumptions about women's work that lead to generalizations about gender roles, Peterson shows that gender studies can be both scientific and thoroughly grounded in feminist theory.
- Author BiographyJane Peterson is assistant professor of anthropology at Marquette University.
- Author(s)Jane Peterson
- PublisherAltaMira Press,U.S.
- Date of Publication28/08/2002
- SubjectPopular Culture & Media: General Interest
- Series TitleGender and Archaeology
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo 4
- Place of PublicationCalifornia
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintAltaMira Press,U.S.
- Content Notebibliography, index
- Weight308 g
- Width147 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine12 mm
- Foreword bySarah Nelson
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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