Separate Spheres?

  title={Separate Spheres?},
  author={Deborah L. Rotman},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  pages={666 - 674}
  • Deborah L. Rotman
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • Current Anthropology
  • The latenineteenth and earlytwentiethcentury gender ideology of domesticity sanctioned the separation of public and private spheres, defined as masculine and feminine, respectively. Archaeological and historical evidence from Deerfield, Massachusetts, however, reveals that gendered uses of space were fluid and specifically that women were active agents in the village beyond the domestic sphere. This evidence calls into question the validity of these categories, illustrating how residents of… CONTINUE READING
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