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Hur kan man tolka genus? - En genusundersökning av gravfältet Simris och Istabygravfältet i södra Sverige från yngre förromersk och romersk järnålder.

Lundström, Victor LU (2014) ARKK04 20132
Archaeology
Abstract
The overall aim of this study is to get closer look at the prehistoric individual on a more
social level. This will be attempted through a qualitative understanding of how one can
interpret gender using a source material from two Iron Age cemeteries both located in the
very southeastern corner of Sweden. In doing this, the study revolves around a crucial
understanding of three theoretical ideas: Gender, Funerary Rituals, and Object. The source
material consists of fifteen individuals altogether, split up between determined and
undetermined sex. A back-and-forth approach between the source material and the three
theoretical ideas will then attempt to elucidate different gender roles.
The study encountered various grounds of success... (More)
The overall aim of this study is to get closer look at the prehistoric individual on a more
social level. This will be attempted through a qualitative understanding of how one can
interpret gender using a source material from two Iron Age cemeteries both located in the
very southeastern corner of Sweden. In doing this, the study revolves around a crucial
understanding of three theoretical ideas: Gender, Funerary Rituals, and Object. The source
material consists of fifteen individuals altogether, split up between determined and
undetermined sex. A back-and-forth approach between the source material and the three
theoretical ideas will then attempt to elucidate different gender roles.
The study encountered various grounds of success when implementing theoretical
views regarding the object’s ability to communicate and represent gender differences when
combined with a physical presence of the individual’s skeleton. However, due to a lack of
understanding regarding funerary rituals from the Iron Age period, the possibility of
misrepresentation interfered with the process of interpreting gender. The results of the study
were somewhat inconsistent due to the general nature of gender, the idea of gender as
something rather ’ever changing’ led to a variety of gender roles the majority of the burials
that might of been, yet again, they may very well not have been. (Less)
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author
Lundström, Victor LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Gravar och Genus
course
ARKK04 20132
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Gravar, Genus, Föremål, Gravritualer, Istabygravfältet, Simris
language
Swedish
id
4285916
date added to LUP
2014-03-10 08:40:45
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2014-03-10 08:40:45
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  abstract     = {The overall aim of this study is to get closer look at the prehistoric individual on a more
social level. This will be attempted through a qualitative understanding of how one can
interpret gender using a source material from two Iron Age cemeteries both located in the
very southeastern corner of Sweden. In doing this, the study revolves around a crucial
understanding of three theoretical ideas: Gender, Funerary Rituals, and Object. The source
material consists of fifteen individuals altogether, split up between determined and
undetermined sex. A back-and-forth approach between the source material and the three
theoretical ideas will then attempt to elucidate different gender roles.
The study encountered various grounds of success when implementing theoretical
views regarding the object’s ability to communicate and represent gender differences when
combined with a physical presence of the individual’s skeleton. However, due to a lack of
understanding regarding funerary rituals from the Iron Age period, the possibility of
misrepresentation interfered with the process of interpreting gender. The results of the study
were somewhat inconsistent due to the general nature of gender, the idea of gender as
something rather ’ever changing’ led to a variety of gender roles the majority of the burials
that might of been, yet again, they may very well not have been.},
  author       = {Lundström, Victor},
  keyword      = {Gravar,Genus,Föremål,Gravritualer,Istabygravfältet,Simris},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Hur kan man tolka genus? - En genusundersökning av gravfältet Simris och Istabygravfältet i södra Sverige från yngre förromersk och romersk järnålder.},
  year         = {2014},
}