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Title
Colonial and postcolonial change in Mesoamerica
Type
Text
Subject
Indians of Mexico--Antiquities.
Indians of Central America--Antiquities.
Archaeology and history--Mexico.
Archaeology and history--Central America.
Language
English
Geographic Coverage
Mexico
Central America
Classification
LCC: F1219 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 972/.01 full (Assigner: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2018043808
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Table Of Contents
Colonial and postcolonial change in Mesoamerica : an introduction / Susan Kepecs and Rani T. Alexander
Mexico City, Mérida, and the world : Kondratieff waves on the periphery / Susan Kepecs and Patricia Fournier García
Commodities production and technological change / Susan Kepecs, Patricia Fournier García, Rani T. Alexander, and Cynthia L. Otis Charlton
Agrarian ecology and historical contingency in landscape change / Rani T. Alexander, Janine Gasco, and Judith Francis Zeitlin
Archaeologies of resistance / Rani T. Alexander, Susan Kepecs, Joel W. Palka, and Judith Francis Zeitlin
Religion and ritual in postconquest Mesoamerica / Judith Francis Zeitlin and Joel W. Palka
Sociocultural identities / Judith Francis Zeitlin, Patricia Fournier García, Joel W. Palka, and Janine Gasco
Historical archaeology in the basin of Mexico : the Otumba case / Thomas H. Charlton and Cynthia L. Otis Charlton
Material culture, status, and identity in post-independence central Mexico : urban and rural dimensions / Patricia Fournier García
Indigenous communities, colonization, and interethnic interaction in Tehuantepec, 1450 to the present / Judith Francis Zeitlin
Anthropogenic landscapes of Soconusco, past and present / Janine Gasco
Cross-cultural interaction and Lacandon ethnogenesis in the southern Maya lowland frontier, AD 1400 to the present / Joel W. Palka
Agrarian ecology in Yucatán, 1450-2000 / Rani T. Alexander
The longue durée, from salt to sea cucumbers : Kondratieff waves in Chikinchel, on the very far periphery / Susan Kepecs
The underlying aim of historical archaeology : a conclusion / Susan Kepecs and Rani T. Alexander.
Authorized Access Point
Alexander, Rani T., 1962- Colonial and postcolonial change in Mesoamerica
Authorized Access Point Variant
Kepecs, Susan, 1946- Colonial and postcolonial change in Mesoamerica