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The Resource Tan Men/Pale Women : Color and Gender in Archaic Greece and Egypt, a Comparative Approach, Mary Ann Eaverly

Tan Men/Pale Women : Color and Gender in Archaic Greece and Egypt, a Comparative Approach, Mary Ann Eaverly

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Tan Men/Pale Women : Color and Gender in Archaic Greece and Egypt, a Comparative Approach
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Tan Men/Pale Women
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Color and Gender in Archaic Greece and Egypt, a Comparative Approach
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Mary Ann Eaverly
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eng
Summary
"One of the most obvious stylistic features of Athenian black-figure vase painting is the use of color to differentiate women from men. By comparing ancient art in Egypt and Greece, Tan Man/Pale Women uncovers the complex history behind the use of color to distinguish between genders, without focusing on race. Author Mary Ann Eaverly considers the significance of this overlooked aspect of ancient art as an indicator of underlying societal ideals about the role and status of women. Such a commonplace method of gender differentiation proved to be a complex and multivalent method for expressing ideas about the relationship between men and women, a method flexible enough to encompass differing worldviews of Pharaonic Egypt and Archaic Greece. Does the standard indoor/outdoor explanation--women are light because they stay indoors--hold true everywhere, or even, in fact, in Greece? How "natural" is color-based gender differentiation, and, more critically, what relationship does color-based gender differentiation have to views about women and the construction of gender identity in the ancient societies that use it? The depiction of dark men and light women can, as in Egypt, symbolize reconcilable opposites and, as in Greece, seemingly irreconcilable opposites where women are regarded as a distinct species from men. Eaverly challenges traditional ideas about color and gender in ancient Greek painting, reveals an important strategy used by Egyptian artists to support pharaonic ideology and the role of women as complementary opposites to men, and demonstrates that rather than representing an actual difference, skin color marks a society's ideological view of the varied roles of male and female"--
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Eaverly, Mary Ann
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Text in English
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non fiction
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  • Gender identity in art
  • Human skin color in art
  • Polychromy
  • Vase-painting, Greek
  • HISTORY / Ancient / Greece
  • HISTORY / Ancient / Egypt
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
  • ART / History / Ancient & Classical
  • Art
  • Gender identity
  • Human skin color
  • Polychromy
  • Vase-painting, Greek
  • Gender identity in art
  • Human skin color in art
  • Polychromy
  • Vase-painting, Greek
  • Egypt
  • Greece
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Tan Men/Pale Women : Color and Gender in Archaic Greece and Egypt, a Comparative Approach, Mary Ann Eaverly
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-175) and index
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Egypt : Establishing the Norm-Old Kingdom Precedents -- Egypt : The Exception That Proves the Rule-Hatshepsut and Akhenaten -- Greece : Establishing the Norm-the Road to Attic Black Figure -- Greece : The Exception That Proves the Rule-Attic Red Figure
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844308442
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24 cm
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viii, 181 pages
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9780472119110
Lccn
2013025450
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)844308442
Label
Tan Men/Pale Women : Color and Gender in Archaic Greece and Egypt, a Comparative Approach, Mary Ann Eaverly
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-175) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Egypt : Establishing the Norm-Old Kingdom Precedents -- Egypt : The Exception That Proves the Rule-Hatshepsut and Akhenaten -- Greece : Establishing the Norm-the Road to Attic Black Figure -- Greece : The Exception That Proves the Rule-Attic Red Figure
Control code
844308442
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 181 pages
Isbn
9780472119110
Lccn
2013025450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)844308442

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