Rewriting the Past to Save the Future: A Review of "The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future"

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/112041
Title:
Rewriting the Past to Save the Future: A Review of "The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future"
Author:
Grindell, Beth
Citation:
Arizona Anthropologist 10:119-130. © 1993 Association of Student Anthropologists Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721
Publisher:
University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology
Journal:
Arizona Anthropologist
Issue Date:
1993
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/112041
Abstract:
The revival of a prehistoric religion of the "mother-goddess" has been championed as the solution to many modem ills. The archaeological evidence for the existence of such a goddess is examined and found wanting. It is suggested that this revival is predicated on ideas about the nature of women that differ little from 1 9th-century ideals that saw women as purer and nobler than men. The role of archaeological interpretations of data in promulgating such ideas is discussed.
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
ISSN:
1062-1601

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dc.contributor.authorGrindell, Bethen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-29T20:10:50Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-29T20:10:50Z-
dc.date.issued1993-
dc.identifier.citationArizona Anthropologist 10:119-130. © 1993 Association of Student Anthropologists Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721en_US
dc.identifier.issn1062-1601-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/112041-
dc.description.abstractThe revival of a prehistoric religion of the "mother-goddess" has been championed as the solution to many modem ills. The archaeological evidence for the existence of such a goddess is examined and found wanting. It is suggested that this revival is predicated on ideas about the nature of women that differ little from 1 9th-century ideals that saw women as purer and nobler than men. The role of archaeological interpretations of data in promulgating such ideas is discussed.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona, Department of Anthropologyen_US
dc.titleRewriting the Past to Save the Future: A Review of "The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future"en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalArizona Anthropologisten_US
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