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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

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

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

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

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

Reproduction, Birth Control, and Motherhood in the United States  

Rickie Solinger

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Nov 2018
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Sep 2018
The history of reproductive politics in the United States incorporates several centuries of struggle and resistance and virtually no periods of quiescence. The state and other institutions ... More

Sexual Coercion in America  

Sharon Block

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Nov 2018
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Sep 2018
Sexual violence has a surprisingly static history, whether regarding methods of sexual assault, the relationship of sexual vulnerability to economic and social vulnerability, an underlying ... More

Sexual Minorities and Sexual Rights  

Marcia M. Gallo

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Nov 2018
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Sep 2018
The creation of specific terminologies and identities that define people based on their sexual desires can be traced to the late nineteenth century. As researchers and medical experts ... More

Transgender Representations, Identities, and Communities  

Jen Manion

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Nov 2018
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Sep 2018
Accounts of people who crossed genders, either temporarily or for a lifetime, are well known to historians. The emerging field of transgender studies has raised a new set of questions for ... More

US Feminisms and Their Global Connections  

Judy Tzu-Chun Wu

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Nov 2018
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Sep 2018
This chapter reinterprets the history of twentieth-century US feminism by foregrounding the importance of the global. Both international events and transnational flows of people, ideas, ... More

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