Gender, Race, and Labor in the Archaeology of the Spanish Colonial Americas.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Year:
      2008
    • NAICS/Industry Codes:
      NAICS/Industry Codes 541720 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
    • Abstract:
      Gender and race are central to archaeological investigations of empire. In research on the Spanish colonization of the Americas, one prominent theory, the St. Augustine pattern, argues that cohabitation between Spanish men and Native American and African women in colonial households resulted in a distinctly gendered form of cultural transformation: indigenous, African, and syncretic cultural elements appear within private domestic activities associated with women; and European cultural elements are conservatively maintained in publicly visible male activities. This article reconsiders the St. Augustine pattern through analyses of new research that has revealed considerable diversity in the processes and outcomes of colonization throughout the Spanish Americas. Archaeological methodologies such as the St. Augustine pattern that rely on binary categories of analysis mask the complexity and ambiguity of material culture in colonial sites. Additionally, the abundance and ubiquity of indigenous, African, and syncretic material culture and foodstuffs in colonial households in the circum-Caribbean indicate that macroscale economic, trade, and labor relationships, rather than household composition, were important causes of colonial cultural transformation in the Americas. An analytical focus on labor in colonial settings provides a multiscalar methodology that encompasses both institutional and household-level entanglements between colonizers and colonized. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • ISSN:
      00113204
    • Accession Number:
      35368185
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      VOSS, B. L. Gender, Race, and Labor in the Archaeology of the Spanish Colonial Americas. Current Anthropology, [s. l.], v. 49, n. 5, p. 861, 2008. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=35368185. Acesso em: 24 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Voss BL. Gender, Race, and Labor in the Archaeology of the Spanish Colonial Americas. Current Anthropology. 2008;49(5):861. Accessed October 24, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=35368185
    • APA:
      Voss, B. L. (2008). Gender, Race, and Labor in the Archaeology of the Spanish Colonial Americas. Current Anthropology, 49(5), 861.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Voss, Barbara L. 2008. “Gender, Race, and Labor in the Archaeology of the Spanish Colonial Americas.” Current Anthropology 49 (5): 861. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=35368185.
    • Harvard:
      Voss, B. L. (2008) ‘Gender, Race, and Labor in the Archaeology of the Spanish Colonial Americas’, Current Anthropology, 49(5), p. 861. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=35368185 (Accessed: 24 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Voss, BL 2008, ‘Gender, Race, and Labor in the Archaeology of the Spanish Colonial Americas’, Current Anthropology, vol. 49, no. 5, p. 861, viewed 24 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Voss, Barbara L. “Gender, Race, and Labor in the Archaeology of the Spanish Colonial Americas.” Current Anthropology, vol. 49, no. 5, Oct. 2008, p. 861. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=35368185.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Voss, Barbara L. “Gender, Race, and Labor in the Archaeology of the Spanish Colonial Americas.” Current Anthropology 49, no. 5 (October 2008): 861. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=35368185.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Voss BL. Gender, Race, and Labor in the Archaeology of the Spanish Colonial Americas. Current Anthropology [Internet]. 2008 Oct [cited 2020 Oct 24];49(5):861. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=35368185