Andra tider, andra seder: Shifting Taskscapes of Gender, Age and Class in Early Sweden
Author(s): T. L. Thurston
Anecdotal evidence for rural gender and age-based divisions of labor are known for Medieval and Post-Medieval Sweden, and a handful of historians have discussed their implications in terms of the ‘slices of time’ they represent. Other more continuous geographic and archaeological data address the status of agricultural populations through increased or diminished affordances, economic opportunities, taxation and laws, as well as climate change and demographic transitions. How were these varying conditions experienced as changing gender- and lifecourse-based taskscapes, as landscapes of shifting labor and organization, and as substrata for the emergent ideas of modernity regarding life, work, and leisure? While these transformations can be followed among lowland cereal farmers, they are perhaps most starkly highlighted within upland communities in marginal contexts where older traditions, adjusted skills, and novel practices were constantly and simultaneously in play.
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Andra tider, andra seder: Shifting Taskscapes of Gender, Age and Class in Early Sweden. T. L. Thurston. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 444703)
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