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The Archaeology of Identities

A Reader, 1st Edition

Edited by Timothy Insoll


338 pages

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The Archaeology of Identities brings together seventeen seminal articles from this exciting new discipline in one indispensable volume for the first time. Editor Timothy Insoll expertly selects a cross-section of contributions by leading authorities to form a comprehensive and balanced representation of approaches and interests. Issues covered include:

  • gender and sexuality
  • ethnicity, nationalism and caste
  • age
  • ideology
  • disability.

Chapters are thematically arranged and are contextualized with lucid summaries and an introductory chapter, providing an accessible introduction to the varied selection of case studies included and archaeological materials considered from global sources.

The study of identity is increasingly recognized as a fundamental division of archaeological enquiry, and has recently become the focus of a variety of new and challenging developments. As such, this volume will fast become the definitive sourcebook in archaeology of identities, making it essential reading for students, lecturers and researchers in the field.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1: General Perspectives, Ethnicity, and Nationalism Part 2: Gender and Age Part 3: Sexuality Part 4: The Body Part 5: Class, Caste, Ideology and Religion

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology