Gender in Archaeology: Bassey Wai Andah Fifth Memorial Lecture

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The study of gender has emerged from Anglo-American feminist movements. Often, these movements are associated with a secularism that is not embraced in many parts of the world, including Nigeria. This publication problematises the notion of gender equality in terms of non-Western and Indigenous cultures. Argues that for archaeology, one implication is that to speak in terms of gender equality - with females and males as distinct but equal - simply imposes particularly Western 21st-century convictions upon other cultures. The Anglo-American bias of gender archaeology needs to be redressed by scholars who come from a different tradition and can thus identify the biases that are invisible to many Anglo-American scholars.

This is the published version of the Bassey Wai Andah memorial lecture, which was delivered by Claire Smith at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, on 25th March, 2004.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationIbadan Nigeria
PublisherTextflow Limited
Number of pages43
ISBN (Print)9782783498
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2005


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