The Bioarchaeology of Socio-Sexual Lives

Queering Common Sense About Sex, Gender, and Sexuality
 Previously published in hardcover
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ISBN-13:
9783319822365
Einband:
Previously published in hardcover
Erscheinungsdatum:
12.06.2018
Seiten:
256
Autor:
Pamela L. Geller
Gewicht:
392 g
Format:
235x155x13 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Uses innovative social theorizing from feminist and queer studies to draw inferences from bioarchaeological data
Chapter 1: Introduction.- Chapter 2: The Corpus.- Chapter 3: Common Sense and Queer Matter.- Chapter 4: "Grave News, Romance is Dead".- Chapter 5: Labor Codes.- Chapter 6: "She Gives Birth".- Chapter 7: Brave Old World.
This volume uses bioarchaeological remains to examine the complexities and diversity of past socio-sexual lives. This book does not begin with the presumption that certain aspects of sex, gender, and sexuality are universal and longstanding. Rather, the case studies within-extend from Neolithic Europe to pre-Columbian Mesoamerica to the nineteenth-century United States-highlight the importance of culturally and historically contextualizing socio-sexual beliefs and practices.
The Bioarchaeology of Socio-Sexual Lives highlights a major shortcoming in many scholarly and popular presentations of past socio-sexual lives. They reveal little about the ancient or historic group under study and much about Western society's modern state of heteronormative affairs. To interrogate commonsensical thinking about socio-sexual identities and interactions, this volume draws from critical feminist and queer studies. Reciprocally, bioarchaeological studies extend social theorizing about sex, gender, and sexuality that emphasizes the modern, conceptual, and discursive. Ultimately, The Bioarchaeology of Socio-Sexual Lives invites readers to think more deeply about humanity's diversity, the naturalization of culture, and the past's presentation in mass-media communications.

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