Household Chores and Household Choices: Theorizing the Domestic Sphere in Historical Archaeology
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BeschreibungBecause archaeology seeks to understand past societies, the concepts of "home," "house," and "household" are important. Yet they can be the most elusive of ideas. Are they the space occupied by a nuclear family or by an extended one? Is it a built structure or the sum of its contents? Is it a shelter against the elements, a gendered space, or an ephemeral place tied to emotion? We somehow believe that the household is a basic unit of culture but have failed to develop a theory for understanding the diversity of households in the historic (and prehistoric) periods.
PortraitKerri S. Barile is a principal investigator with SWCA Environmental Consultants in Austin, Texas, and a Ph.D. candidate at UT-Austin. Jamie C. Brandon is Visiting Instructor with the University of Arkansas and an archaeologist with the Arkansas Archeological Survey.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF ALABAMA PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2004
Seitenanzahl: 312 Seiten