By Traci Ardren

ISBN-10: 0759100098

ISBN-13: 9780759100091

ISBN-10: 0759100101

ISBN-13: 9780759100107

The flood of archaeological paintings in Maya lands has revolutionized our figuring out of gender in historical Maya society. The dozen individuals to this quantity use quite a lot of methodological strategies—archaeology, bioarchaeology, iconography, ethnohistory, epigraphy, ethnography—to tease out the main points of the lives, activities, and identities of girls of Mesoamerica. The chapters, such a lot established upon fresh fieldwork in important the USA, study the position of girls in Maya society, their position within the political hierarchy and lineage buildings, the gendered department of work, and the discrepancy among idealized Mayan womanhood and the day-by-day fact, between different subject matters. In each one case, the complexities and nuances of gender family is highlighted and the restrictions of our wisdom stated. those items signify an immense enhance within the realizing of Maya socioeconomic, political, and cultural life—and the archaeology of gender—and should be of serious curiosity to students and students.

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