Archaeology of Identity

By Margarita Diaz-Andreu, Sam Lucy

© 2006 – Routledge

192 pages

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About the Book

Bringing together a wealth of scholarship which provides a unique integrated approach to identity, The Archaeology of Identity presents an overview of the five key areas which have recently emerged in archaeological social theory:

* gender

* age

* ethnicity

* religion

* status.

This excellent book reviews the research history of each areas, the different ways in which each has been investigated, and offers new avenues for research and exploring the connections between them.

Emphasis is placed on exploring the ways in which material culture structures, and is structured by, these aspects of individual and communal identity, with a particular examination of social practice.

Useful for social scientists in sociology, anthropology and history, under- and postgraduates will find this an excellent addition to their course studies.

Table of Contents

List of Figures Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction Margarita Díaz-Andreu and Sam Lucy 2. Gender identity Margarita Díaz-Andreu 3. The Archaeology of Age Sam Lucy 4. Status Identity and Archaeology Stasa Babic 5. Archaeology, Ethnic and Cultural Identities Sam Lucy 6. The Archaeology of Religion David N. Edwards Bibliography

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC003000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology