Is There a Need to (Un)Gender the Past?

Denise Pahl Schaan

Resumo


This paper is concerned with identifying and discussing how archaeologists may have engendered the past in unintended ways and produced versions of social relations that, in the course of searching for antagonistic gender relations, project our own (feminist) desires of equality, autonomy, and agency onto past societies. It is proposed that an adequate recognition of the different dimensions of gender may help us to differentiate cultural understandings of gender from the ideological use of gender categories to establish hierarchical social relations.

Há uma Necessidade de Atribuir Gênero ao Passado?

Este artigo discute e identifica como arqueólogos podem ter atribuído gênero ao passado de maneiras não intencionais e produzidos versões de relações sociais que, ao buscar relações de gênero antagônicas, projetaram nossos próprios desejos (feministas) de igualdade, autonomia e agência em sociedades do passado. Propõe-se que um reconhecimento adequado das diferentes dimensões de gênero pode nos ajudar a diferenciar entendimentos culturais de gênero e o uso ideológico das categorias de gênero para estabelecer relações sociais hierárquicas.

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Gender; Archaeology; Ideology Cultural Differences; Gênero; Arqueologia; Ideologia; Diferenças culturais

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18224/hab.v16i1.5999

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