Parchments of Gender: Deciphering the Body in Antiquity by Maria Wyke

Parchments of Gender: Deciphering the Body in Antiquity

EditorMaria Wyke

Hardcover | November 1, 1998

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Parchments of Gender builds up an important source of inter-disciplinary information for the study of gender and the body in ancient history. The central and unifying theme is the body's relation to gender. With essays covering the ancient communities of Greece, Rome, and Judaea, the volumeargues that the body is culturally constructed and not a sign of what is natural. Ancient bodies are "parchments of gender": textual skins on which gender is inscribed and on which can be traced other interconnecting matrices of knowledge and power that give these bodies their seemingly legiblecontours. The volume also demonstrates the central role of antiquity in the developing cultural formation of the gendered body as a concept, a practice and an experience in modern societies.

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Maria Wyke is at Reading University.
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Title:Parchments of Gender: Deciphering the Body in AntiquityFormat:HardcoverPublished:November 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198150806

ISBN - 13:9780198150800

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`A rich and rewarding collection of articles on gender. There is plenty of theory for those who like their theory, but also plenty of interesting texts and images for those who like their facts... an interesting and useful collection.'James Davidson, The Classical Review Vol.XLIX No.2