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Archaeologies of Social Life: Age, Sex, Class Etcetra in Ancient Egypt

ISBN: 978-0-631-21299-7
276 pages
January 1991, Wiley-Blackwell
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Archaeologies of Social Life is a fascinating new perspective on everyday life in ancient Egypt.
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Table of Contents

List of Figures.



1. Individuals, Selves and Bodies.

2. Feminisms, Gender Trouble and Sexuality.

3. Body and Soul in the Archaeology of Egypt.

4. Mapping Age, Sex and Class at Deir el Medina.

5. Accessing Individuals at Deir el Medina.





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Author Information

Lynn Meskell is Assistant Professor in the department of Anthropology at Columbia University. She was previously a research fellow at New College, Oxford. Her publications include Archaeology Under Fire: Nationalism, Politics and Heritage in the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East (1998) and a forthcoming volume with Dominic Montserrat, Private Life in New Kingdom Egypt.
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The Wiley Advantage

  • Connects the lives and issues of ancient Egypt to contemporary life.

  • Examines ordinary life whereas most studies focus on the pharaohs.

  • Covers exciting new debates on the body, sexuality and identity.

  • Includes new research data on Egypt.
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"The book will be of particular interest to students and scholars of social anthropology, although chapters focussing on Deir el Medineh will interest Egyptologists as well." Religious Studies Review

"[T]his study is a welcome addition to archeological research which employs various theories in order to present more data from an ancient, long-gone past." Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient

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