Cover of Barbara Voss and ELeanor Conlin Casella's edited book The Archaeology of Colonialism: Intimate Encounters and Sexual Effects. Cover is red with a historical image of a person in the center of two concentric circles of people

The Archaeology of Colonialism: Intimate Encounters and Sexual Effects

Editors: Barbara L. Voss and Eleanor Conlin Casella

Cambridge University Press, 2012

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This volume examines human sexuality as an intrinsic element in the interpretation of complex colonial societies.

While archaeological studies of the historic past have explored the dynamics of European colonialism, such work has largely ignored broader issues of sexuality, embodiment, commemoration, reproduction and sensuality. Recently, however, scholars have begun to recognize these issues as essential components of colonization and imperialism.

This book explores a variety of case studies, revealing the multifaceted intersections of colonialism and sexuality.

Incorporating work that ranges from Phoenician diasporic communities of the eighth century to Britain’s nineteenth-century Australian penal colonies to the contemporary Maroon community of Brazil, this volume changes the way we understand the relationship between sexuality and colonial history.

Contributors: Eleanor Conlin Casella, Barbara L. Voss, Lindsay Weiss, Sarah K. Croucher, Mireia López-Bertran, Diana DiPaolo Loren, Kathleen L. Hull, Kay Tarble de Scaramelli, Russell N. Sheptak, Kira Blaisdell-Sloan, Rosemary A. Joyce, Ana Delgado, Maritxell Ferrer, Renata S. Garraffoni, Patricia E. Rubertone, Pedro Paulo A. Funari, Aline Vieira de Carvalho, Shannon Lee Dawdy, Nick Shepherd, Mary Weismantel, and Martin Hall

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Cover of Barbara Voss and ELeanor Conlin Casella's edited book The Archaeology of Colonialism: Intimate Encounters and Sexual Effects. Cover is red with a historical image of a person in the center of two concentric circles of people