The Archaeology of Colonialism: Intimate Encounters and Sexual Effects
Barbara L. Voss, Eleanor Conlin Casella
Cambridge University Press, Oct 31, 2011 - Social Science
This volume examines human sexuality as an intrinsic element in the interpretation of complex colonial societies. While archaeological studies of the historic past have explored the dynamics of European colonialism, such work has largely ignored broader issues of sexuality, embodiment, commemoration, reproduction and sensuality. Recently, however, scholars have begun to recognize these issues as essential components of colonization and imperialism. This book explores a variety of case studies, revealing the multifaceted intersections of colonialism and sexuality. Incorporating work that ranges from Phoenician diasporic communities of the eighth century to Britain's nineteenth-century Australian penal colonies to the contemporary Maroon community of Brazil, this volume changes the way we understand the relationship between sexuality and colonial history.
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Section III Commemorations
thirteen reading gladiators epitaphs and rethinking violence and masculinity in the roman empire
fourteen monuments and sexual politics in new england indian country
fifteen gender relations in a maroon community palmares brazil
Section IV Showing and Telling
seventeen showing telling looking
eighteen obstinate things
nineteen sexuality and materiality
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