Archaeology of Social Life
Perspective on Age, Sex, Class in Ancient Egypt
By (author) Lynn Meskell
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Archaeology of Social Life by Lynn Meskell
Book Description"Archaeologies of Social Life" is a fascinating new perspective on everyday life in ancient Egypt. The author provides detailed discussions of new topics of debate, including the body, sexuality and issues of identity, while also addressing some of the traditional questions in archaeology about society and self, the individual and social relations. The book is unusual in examining ordinary life in ancient Egypt rather that focusing on the traditional subjects of pharaohs and elites.Meskell makes Egyptian social history available to an archaeological audience and shows the reader how factors such as age, class, sex and ethnicity were played out in the lives of real people. The author takes an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, combining theories of third wave feminism with the archaeological data of New Kingdom Egypt. She presents innovative theory from the social sciences and puts it into practice to reveal individuals in antiquity, relating the issues of their lives to our experience of society today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631212980
(236mm x 155mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Aug-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Drawing on social theory and offering numerous case studies, Archaeologies of Materiality is one of the first books to explore materiality across time and space. * Demonstrates the saliency of materiality by linking it to concepts of landscape, technology, embodiment, ritual, and heritage.
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Author Biography - Lynn Meskell
Lynn Meskell is Assistant Professor in the department of Anthropology at Columbia University. She was previously a research fellow at New College, Oxford. Her publications include "Archaeology Under Fire: Nationalism, Politics and Heritage in the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East" (1998) and a forthcoming volume with Dominic Montserrat, "Private Life in New Kingdom Egypt."
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