Archaeology, Sexism and Scandal: The Long-Suppressed Story of One Woman’s Discoveries and the Man Who Stole Credit for Them By Alan Kaiser Lanham, MD:  Rowman and Littlefield, 2015, 251 pp. Reviewed by Meltem Ince Yenilmez   Archaeology, Sexism and Scandal explores the story of Mary Ross Ellingson, a woman who was denied intellectual rights over publications that she had researched […]

Paloma Martinez-Cruz Tucson, AZ: The University of Arizona Press, 2012. Reviewed by E.A. Polanco Women and Knowledge in Mesoamerica: From East L.A. to Anahuac maps an ethnohistorical journey through Mesoamerican time and space in order to understand why Latinas in the U.S. are viewed as “pathogens,” even though they are vessels of knowledge. Martinez-Cruz employs theoretical tools from social epistemology, […]

Contesting Archives: Finding Women in the Sources

 Nupur Chaudhuri, Sherry Katz, and Mary Elizabeth Perry, eds. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2010 Reviewed by Traci Yoder Contesting Archives: Finding Women in the Sources examines the role of archival materials in the creation of feminist histories. In this volume, contributors analyze various archival sources to determine what kinds of information they can yield about women and gender historically, […]

Ambiguous Images: Gender and Rock Art

Kelly A. Hays-Gilpin Altamira Press, 2004 Reviewed by Lea McChesney The title of Kelley Hays-Gilpin’s ambitious volume is intentionally provocative. Ambiguous Images challenges us to address ambiguities in particular forms of visual imagery (“rock art”) as gender representations by rethinking the role of gender in our theoretical approaches to this medium. This is a tall order and a wide journey. […]