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The Moon to Light the Night: Gender as Ideology and Lived Experience on the North Coast of Peru

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dc.contributor.advisor Klaus, Haagen
dc.contributor.author Sargent, Katherine
dc.creator Sargent, Katherine
dc.date 2020-05-08
dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-15T13:37:04Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-15T13:37:04Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/12025
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores gender ideology, identity, and roles on the north coast of Peru. Utilizing a large dataset consisting of over one thousand individuals, statistical analysis was conducted to compare the prevalence of pathological conditions between the pre-Hispanic and postcontact periods, as well as between males and females in these periods. The results of this analysis support ideas regarding the complementarity of genders in the pre-Hispanic period, as well as changing gender ideology with the arrival of the Spanish. Case studies are provided in an attempt to “fill in the gaps” of the broad trends indicated by the statistical analysis. This thesis concludes by arguing for the existence of a gender system of nesting mirrored and inverted complements which was internalized in the form of relatively fluid gender identities which could shift over the life-course. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject gender en_US
dc.subject Peru en_US
dc.subject Andean ideology en_US
dc.subject Bioarchaeology en_US
dc.subject Andean cosmology en_US
dc.subject North Coast of Peru en_US
dc.title The Moon to Light the Night: Gender as Ideology and Lived Experience on the North Coast of Peru en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Anthropology en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Anthropology en_US
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en_US


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