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The Archaeology of Gender in Historic America (Paperback)

Deborah L. Rotman

Edité par University Press of Florida, United States, 2015
ISBN 10: 0813051320 / ISBN 13: 9780813051321
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Titre : The Archaeology of Gender in Historic ...

Éditeur : University Press of Florida, United States

Date d'édition : 2015

Reliure : Paperback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Patriarchy, colonialism, and the capitalist mode of production have shaped gender through time and across many different cultures. In historic America, gendered social relations were created, codified, and reproduced through the objects used in cultural rituals, the spatial organization of houses, the construction of village landscapes, and the institutions of society, in addition to other social, ideological, economic, and political forces. From domestic spaces to the public square, Deborah Rotmancontextualizes gender and the associated social relationships from the colonial period through the twentieth century. By exploring how individuals and families negotiated and mediated these relationships, she sheds light on how prescriptive gender categories were experienced by those expected to follow them and examines how diverse groups responded to popular gender ideologies. Additionally, she reveals the ways gender and society influence each other, exposing how American normative notions of masculinity and femininity intersect with class, ethnicity, race, sexuality, and identity. Albeit, Rotman contends, they do not intersect in mutually supportive ways, ultimately giving rise to transformative social changes. N° de réf. du libraire AAS9780813051321

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Synopsis : Patriarchy, colonialism, and the capitalist mode of production have shaped gender through time and across many different cultures. In historic America, gendered social relations were created, codified, and reproduced through the objects used in cultural rituals, the spatial organization of houses, the construction of village landscapes, and the institutions of society, in addition to other social, ideological, economic, and political forces. From domestic spaces to the public square, Deborah Rotmancontextualizes gender and the associated social relationships from the colonial period through the twentieth century. By exploring how individuals and families negotiated and mediated these relationships, she sheds light on how prescriptive gender categories were experienced by those expected to follow them and examines how diverse groups responded to popular gender ideologies. Additionally, she reveals the ways gender and society influence each other, exposing how American normative notions of masculinity and femininity intersect with class, ethnicity, race, sexuality, and identity. Albeit, Rotman contends, they do not intersect in mutually supportive ways, ultimately giving rise to transformative social changes.

A propos de l'auteur: Deborah L. Rotman is the Paul and Maureen Stefanick Faculty Director of the Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement at the University of Notre Dame, USA. She is the author of Historical Archaeology of Gendered Lives .

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