Representations of Gender from Prehistory to the Present

  • Moira Donald
  • Linda Hurcombe

Part of the Studies in Gender and Material Culture book series (SGMC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Engendering Images in Archaeology

  3. Representing Gender in the Early Mediterranean World

  4. Gendered Symbolism in History

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
  5. Dress and Gender Identity in Modern History

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 238-242

About this book


Focusing primarily on visual forms of representation, but also including material on literary representation, this volume brings together studies as apparently disparate as the iconography of power in Mediterranean prehistory and clothing and cultural meaning in the First and Second World Wars. What draws these chapters together is the common focus on how the scholar of the twenty-first century can pursue the interpretation of past representational cultural production from a gendered perspective. The fruit of research by academics from the fields of archaeology, classics and ancient history, art history and social history, and from both sides of the Atlantic, this volume is a fascinating introduction to a developing field.

Editors and affiliations

  • Moira Donald
    • 1
  • Linda Hurcombe
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ExeterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-62333-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-62331-0
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