Gendered labor in pottery and salt production in northeast Thailand

Halliwell, Alisha, Yankowski, Andrea, and Chang, Nigel (2016) Gendered labor in pottery and salt production in northeast Thailand. In: Kelly, Sophia E., and Arden, Traci, (eds.) Gendered Labor in Specialized Economies: archaeologial perspectives on female and male work. University Press of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA, pp. 117-157.

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Abstract

[Extract] This study explores the gendered division of labor in pottery manufacture and salt production during prehistory at Ban Non Wat, in northeastern Thailand. Our analysis relies on three principal sources of data: (1) ethnographic observations on the organization of pottery and salt production in contemporary northeastern Thai communities, (2) archaeological data on ceramic and salt manufacture at Ban Non Wat, and (3) surveys of raw materials used in pottery and salt manufacture. We interpret the production of contemporary and prehistoric pottery and salt making using as a guide Cathy Lynne Costin's (2000) four parameters: context, concentration, scale, and intensity.

Item ID: 46062
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-60732-520-8
Keywords: gender, ethnoarchaeology, gendered labor, Thailand, salt, pottery, ceramics
Funders: Earthwatch Institute
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2016 00:34
FoR Codes: 43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4301 Archaeology > 430102 Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Americas @ 70%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4405 Gender studies > 440509 Women's studies (incl. girls' studies) @ 30%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950502 Understanding Asias Past @ 80%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 20%
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