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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

Fashion and Its Gendered Agendas  

Ashley Mears

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Dec 2018
This chapter unpacks the multiple definitions of fashion as social process, status dynamic, practice, and industry. The chapter begins with an overview of the historical emergence and ... More

Fat as a Floating Signifier: Race, Weight, and Femininity in the National Imaginary  

Sabrina Strings

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Jan 2019
Studies on the development of fat stigma in the United States often consider gender, but not race. This chapter adds to the literature on the significance of race in the propagation of fat ... 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

Hunter-Gatherer Gender and Identity  

Robert Jarvenpa and Hetty Jo Brumbach

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Apr 2014
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Jul 2014
Genetic and archaeological evidence indicates that South Asia was one of the world's most densely populated geographic regions in the Late Pleistocene. Genetic coalescence ages point to ... More

Infants and Mothers: Linked Lives and Embodied Life Courses  

Rebecca Gowland

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May 2018
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Jun 2018
There is a burgeoning interest in the variable ways in which past and present societies construct the notion of foetal and infant entities and the beginnings of personhood. The newborn ... More

Interracial Sex, Marriage, and the Nation  

Mary Ting Yi Lui

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Nov 2018
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Sep 2018
This article traces the long history of legal regulations around interracial sex and marriage as tied to important changes in the territorial consolidation and political formation of the ... More

LGBTQ Migration Crises  

Rachel A. Lewis

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Sep 2018
This chapter examines legal and administrative forms of violence produced by immigration laws and policies that condemn LGBTQ migrants to a state of crisis, leaving them permanently ... More

Man the Hunter, Woman the Gatherer? The Impact of Gender Studies on Hunter-Gatherer Research (A Retrospective)  

Kathleen Sterling

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Apr 2014
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Jan 2014
The ‘Man the Hunter’ conference marked the beginning of hunter-gatherer studies as an area of inquiry across subfields of anthropology. The published volume appeared in the late 1960s ... More

Manhood and the US Republican Empire  

Toby L. Ditz

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Nov 2018
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Sep 2018
This chapter shows how republican and imperial grammars of manhood, and the gender order in which they were embedded, defined boundaries of civic and political inclusion in three areas of ... More

The Post-Communist Identity Crisis and Queer Migration from Poland  

Richard C.M. Mole

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Sep 2018
An examination of the lived experiences of Polish queer migrants in London shows how a crisis in Polish national identity following the collapse of communism in 1989 constructed ... More

Public and Print Cultures of Sex in the Long Nineteenth Century  

Patricia Cline Cohen

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Nov 2018
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Sep 2018
The explosion of print culture and the advent of female authors and readers created the foundation for important changes in sexual practices and sexual mores across the long nineteenth ... More

Religion, Reform, and Antislavery  

Margaret Washington

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Nov 2018
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Sep 2018
This chapter considers, through a biracial lens, some essential complexities of antebellum women’s reform. The emphasis is on antislavery and a socioreligious ethos based on the ... More

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