Technology and Tradition in Mesoamerica after the Spanish Invasion

Archaeological Perspectives

Author: Rani T. Alexander

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

ISBN: 0826360165

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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This impressive collection features the work of archaeologists who systematically explore the material and social consequences of new technological systems introduced after the sixteenth-century Spanish invasion in Mesoamerica. It is the first collection to present case studies that show how both commonplace and capital-intensive technologies were intertwined with indigenous knowledge systems to reshape local, regional, and transoceanic ecologies, commodity chains, and political, social, and religious institutions across Mexico and Central America.
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Colonial and Postcolonial Change in Mesoamerica

Archaeology as Historical Anthropology

Author: Rani T. Alexander,Susan Kepecs

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

ISBN: 0826359744

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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This book offers a new account of human interaction and culture change for Mesoamerica that connects the present to the past. Social histories that assess the cultural upheavals between the Spanish invasion of Mesoamerica and the ethnographic present overlook the archaeological record, with its unique capacity to link local practices to global processes. To fill this gap, the authors weigh the material manifestations of the colonial and postcolonial trajectory in light of local, regional, and global historical processes that have unfolded over the last five hundred years. Research on a suite of issues—economic history, production of commodities, agrarian change, resistance, religious shifts, and sociocultural identity—demonstrates that the often shocking patterns observed today are historically contingent and culturally mediated, and therefore explainable. This book belongs to a new wave of scholarship that renders the past immediately relevant to the present, which Alexander and Kepecs see as one of archaeology’s most crucial goals.
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The Legacy of Mesoamerica

History and Culture of a Native American Civilization

Author: Robert M. Carmack,Janine L. Gasco,Gary H. Gossen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317346793

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

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The Legacy of Mesoamerica: History and Culture of a Native American Civilization summarizes and integrates information on the origins, historical development, and current situations of the indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica. It describes their contributions from the development of Mesoamerican Civilization through 20th century and their influence in the world community. For courses on Mesoamerica (Middle America) taught in departments of anthropology, history, and Latin American Studies.
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Textile Traditions of Mesoamerica and the Andes

An Anthology

Author: Margot Blum Schevill,Janet Catherine Berlo,Edward B. Dwyer

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292787618

Category: Art

Page: 527

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In this volume, anthropologists, art historians, fiber artists, and technologists come together to explore the meanings, uses, and fabrication of textiles in Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia from Precolumbian times to the present. Originally published in 1991 by Garland Publishing, the book grew out of a 1987 symposium held in conjunction with the exhibit "Costume as Communication: Ethnographic Costumes and Textiles from Middle America and the Central Andes of South America" at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Brown University.
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Ceramics and the Spanish Conquest

Response and Continuity of Indigenous Pottery Technology in Central Mexico

Author: Gilda Hernández Sánchez

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004204407

Category: History

Page: 251

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Focusing on the native ceramic technology of central Mexico during the early colonial period and the present-day, this book offers a refreshing view into the process of cultural continuity and change in the indigenous Mesoamerican world after the Spanish conquest.
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Popular Religion in America

Symbolic Change and the Modernization Process in Historical Perspective

Author: Peter W. Williams

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252060731

Category: Religion

Page: 245

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Humanity: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Author: James Peoples,Garrick Bailey

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305161785

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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Using engaging stories and clear writing, HUMANITY: AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Tenth Edition, introduces cultural anthropology within a solid framework centered on globalization and culture change. Peoples and Bailey focus on the social and cultural consequences of globalization, emphasizing culture change and world problems. The book's engaging narrative provides new ways of looking at many of the challenges facing the world in this century. As you explore contemporary issues including recent debates on gay marriage, cultural and economic globalization, population growth, hunger, and the survival of indigenous cultures, you will gain a better understanding of the cultural information you need to successfully navigate in today's global economy. The authors emphasize the diversity of humanity and reveal why an appreciation and tolerance of cultural differences is critical in the modern world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Collected Reading and Writing for the New SAT - Book Two

Author: Daniel A. Reed

Publisher: Prestwick House Inc

ISBN: 9781580493055

Category:

Page: 204

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Beginning in 2005, the SAT is implementing major revisions, including: ? New reading sections? Analogies removed? Multiple-Choice Grammar and Usage Questions ? Modified Reading Questions.Vocabulary Power Plus for the New SAT addresses all of the revisions in the test without vocabulary studies.Students will benefit from:? Focused prefix, suffix, and root practice? Challenging inference exercises? Detailed critical reading exercises? New SAT-style writing and grammar exercisesRecommended for Grades 11-12
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A Patriot's History of the United States

From Columbus's Great Discovery to America's Age of Entitlement, Revised Edition

Author: Larry Schweikart,Michael Patrick Allen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698173635

Category: History

Page: 1008

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For the past three decades, many history professors have allowed their biases to distort the way America’s past is taught. These intellectuals have searched for instances of racism, sexism, and bigotry in our history while downplaying the greatness of America’s patriots and the achievements of “dead white men.” As a result, more emphasis is placed on Harriet Tubman than on George Washington; more about the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II than about D-Day or Iwo Jima; more on the dangers we faced from Joseph McCarthy than those we faced from Josef Stalin. A Patriot’s History of the United States corrects those doctrinaire biases. In this groundbreaking book, America’s discovery, founding, and development are reexamined with an appreciation for the elements of public virtue, personal liberty, and private property that make this nation uniquely successful. This book offers a long-overdue acknowledgment of America’s true and proud history.
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