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Elfwendahl, Magnus
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Andersson, J., Elfwendahl, M., Gustafson, G., Hägerman, B.-M., Lundqvist, R., Lönnquist, U. S., . . . Welinder, S. (2011). Visible men and elusive women. International Journal of Historical Archaeology, 15(1), 10-29
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2011 (English)In: International Journal of Historical Archaeology, ISSN 1092-7697, E-ISSN 1573-7748, Vol. 15, no 1, p. 10-29Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Early gender archaeology formulated two statements: men are visible, women are invisible, and men work in hard materials, women work in soft materials. We discuss these dichotomies in connection with nineteenth-century folklore and an excavated eighteenth-century cottage at a summer-farm. We conclude that much of the gendered order-of-work tasks broke down in pragmatic day-to-day life, especially by women crossing the gender border. However, social chaos was held at bay by ritual acts and magic objects.

Keywords
Folklore; Gender; Ritual; Summer farm; Sweden
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Archaeology
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urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-12642 (URN)10.1007/s10761-010-0127-5 (DOI)000287330200002 ()2-s2.0-79951551651 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2010-12-13 Created: 2010-12-13 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
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