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978-0-7591-1092-2 • Hardback • May 2008 • $128.00 • (£98.00)
Diane Bolger is a research fellow at the University of Edinburgh.
Chapter 1 Preface
Chapter 1 Ambiguous Genders? Alternative Interpretations: A Discussion of Case Studies from the Pre-Pottery Neolithic - Halaf Periods
Chapter 2 Feasting and Dancing: Gendered Representation and Pottery in Later Mesopotamian Prehistory
Chapter 2 Introduction
Chapter 3 Evaluating Patterns of Gender through Mesopotamian and Iranian Figurines: A Reassessment of the Neolithic and Chalcolithic Industries
Chapter 6 Images of Men, Gender Regimes, and Social Stratification in the Late Uruk Period
Chapter 6 Complex Identities: Gender, Age and Status in the Early Bronze Age of the Middle Euphrates Valley
Chapter 8 The Female Kings of Ur
Chapter 9 Gender Relations: Kinship, Property and Labor in Southern Mesopotamia
Chapter 10 From Life Course to longue durée: Headshaping as Gendered Capital?
Chapter 11 Gender in the Sanctuary: Votive Offerings and Deity at Ancient Marion
Chapter 12 Gendered Fields in Ancient Near Eastern Studies: Past, Present, Future
Gender studies is claiming its rightful place in the field of Near Eastern archaeology. This important and timely book will no doubt stimulate critical thinking on a subject of wide significance.
— Peter Akkermans, Leiden University
Overall, this book offers the attentive reader a wealth of possibilities for thinking about gender in the ancient Near East.... One can only hope that the book's thought-provoking studies will stimulate further engagement with gender and feminist theory among scholars working in this part of the world.
— Susan Pollock; American Journal of Archaeology, April 2009, 113.2
The editor and contributors have produced far and away the most important and stimulating study of ancient Near Eastern gender ever published. The consistently tight adhesion to the intricacies of the material evidence, the sophistication of the theoretical frameworks, and the insight and power of the interpretations throughout the book make it an astonishingly rich read.
— Roger Matthews, University College London