Homophobia and women archaeologists

Authors
Citation
C. Claassen, Homophobia and women archaeologists, WORLD ARCHA, 32(2), 2000, pp. 173-179
Citations number
14
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Archeology
Journal title
WORLD ARCHAEOLOGY
ISSN journal
0043-8243 → ACNP
Volume
32
Issue
2
Year of publication
2000
Pages
173 - 179
Database
ISI
SICI code
0043-8243(200010)32:2<173:HAWA>2.0.ZU;2-9
Abstract
Homophobia has a long, sad but obscure history in the Western world and in the world of archaeology. In this paper I argue that homophobia was respons ible for women choosing not to go into archaeology in large numbers until a t least 1950. While homophobia is no longer successful in keeping women out of archaeology, it continues to have an impact on the discipline in educat ion, network building, and mentoring.