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Archaeology of Gender in Mesoamerican Societies  

Rosemary A. Joyce

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Sep 2012
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Nov 2012
This article reviews studies on the archaeology of gender in Mesoamerica. Critical advances in the archaeology of gender in Mesoamerica include explorations of how status and age differences ... More

Evolution and Human Reproduction  

Martin Fieder and Susanne Huber

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Apr 2018
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Mar 2018
This chapter discusses, from an evolutionary standpoint, crucial factors influencing human reproduction. It emphasizes the importance of social status and homogamy on the level of the ... More

Gender and Aztec Life Cycles  

Caroline Dodds Pennock

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Jan 2017
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Dec 2016
Aztec culture has often been regarded as patriarchal but, although men controlled many traditional markers of influence in Tenochtitlan, women were powerful and effective figures, ... More

Gender and Consumption in the Modern United States  

Tracey Deutsch

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Nov 2018
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Sep 2018
Although often understood as frivolous, women’s shopping was anything but. By the late nineteenth century, almost all households had to purchase daily necessities. Women’s paid work was ... More

Gender and society  

Rachel Pope

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Sep 2018
This chapter examines the relationship between Iron Age gender and society, viewed from the mortuary evidence. It distinguishes an early Iron Age masculine west, an increasingly ... More

Gender and Space in the Later Middle Ages Past, Present, and Future Routes  

Amanda Richardson

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Jan 2018
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Feb 2018
This article traces approaches to social space back to the 1950s and the subsequent pursuit of the ‘rise of privacy’. It then delivers a historiography of late medieval gender and space ... More

Gender Frontiers and Early Encounters  

Kathleen M. Brown

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Nov 2018
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Sep 2018
Gender frontiers are but one starting point for comparing cultural contact zones and analyzing imperialism and racial formation in the early modern Atlantic. Recent scholarship on Native ... More

Gender, Civil Rights, and the US Global Cold War  

Dayo F. Gore

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Nov 2018
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Sep 2018
“Cold War” traditionally refers to the foreign policy, military, and ideological contestation between the power blocks of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and the Western ... More

Gender, the Body, and Disability  

Rebecca Kluchin

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Nov 2018
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Sep 2018
This chapter brings together the histories of American beauty culture and disability to identify overlaps between the fields and encourage women’s and gender historians to engage ... More

A Gendered Analysis of the European Refugee “Crisis”  

Jane Freedman

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Sep 2018
This chapter examines the experiences of women arriving in Europe in the context of the current refugee ‘crisis.’ Based on empirical research in various sites in the European Union ... More

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