Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorGhisleni, L.*
dc.contributor.authorJordan, A.M.*
dc.contributor.authorFioccoprile, Emily A.*
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-13T07:49:40Z
dc.date.available2016-10-13T07:49:40Z
dc.date.issued2016-09-01
dc.identifier.citationGhisleni L, Jordan AM and Fioccoprile E (2016) Introduction to “Binary Binds”: Deconstructing Sex and Gender Dichotomies in Archaeological Practice. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory. 23(3): 765-787.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/9906
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractGender archaeology has made significant strides toward deconstructing the hegemony of binary categorizations. Challenging dichotomies such as man/woman, sex/gender, and biology/culture, approaches informed by poststructuralist, feminist, and queer theories have moved beyond essentialist and universalist identity constructs to more nuanced configurations. Despite the theoretical emphasis on context, multiplicity, and fluidity, binary starting points continue to streamline the spectrum of variability that is recognized, often reproducing normative assumptions in the evidence. The contributors to this special issue confront how sex, gender, and sexuality categories condition analytical visibility, aiming to develop approaches that respond to the complexity of theory in archaeological practice. The papers push the ontological and epistemological boundaries of bodies, personhood, and archaeological possibility, challenging a priori assumptions that contain how sex, gender, and sexuality categories are constituted and related to each other. Foregrounding intersectional approaches that engage with ambiguity, variability, and difference, this special issue seeks to “de-contain” categories, assumptions, and practices from “binding” our analytical gaze toward only certain kinds of persons and knowledges, in interpretations of the past and practices in the present.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10816-016-9296-9en_US
dc.rights© 2016 Springer Science+Business Media New York. Full-text reproduced in accordance with the publisher’s self-archiving policy.en_US
dc.subjectSex; Gender; Sexuality; Body; Binaries; Intersectionality; Practiceen_US
dc.titleIntroduction to “Binary Binds”: Deconstructing Sex and Gender Dichotomies in Archaeological Practiceen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2016-07-05
dc.date.application2016-07-28
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
refterms.dateFOA2017-07-29T00:00:00Z


Item file(s)

Thumbnail
Name:
ghisleni_et_al_2016.pdf
Size:
804.2Kb
Format:
PDF
Description:
Main article

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record