Sofaer Derevenski, Joanna
Engendering context. Context as gendered practice in the early Bronze Age of the Upper Thames Valley, UK.
European Journal of Archaeology, 5, (2), . (doi:10.1177/14619571020050020301).
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This article explores the use of context in relation to the articulation and understanding of gender. Context can be regarded as gendered practice. Focusing on mortuary settings in the early Bronze Age of the Upper Thames Valley, it examines ways that people took gender into account in complex decisions involved in burial and the construction of difference. Here, men and women were conceptualized in distinct ways that were not necessarily equivalent. Difference was expressed in terms of degrees of complexity of intersections between sex and other social categories. Beaker burial contexts were active and engendered material media for social relations.
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