Power relations among humans have likely been a topic of interest since long before any historical claims to its nature were proffered. This book recognizes that power and gender may be rooted in the experience of power in western society.

chapter |14 pages


part I|64 pages

Exploring power through gender

part II|47 pages

Ideology and the negotiation of power

chapter 5|22 pages

Writing on the face of the moon

Women's products, archetypes, and power in ancient Maya civilization

chapter 6|23 pages

The metamorphosis of Xochiquetzal

A window on womanhood in pre- and post-conquest Mexico

part III|45 pages

Manifesting power through material culture

chapter 7|26 pages

Artels and identities

Gender, power, and Russian America

part IV|25 pages


chapter 9|9 pages

Gendering power

chapter 11|8 pages

Repudiating witchcraft