New PDF release: Maya Figurines: Intersections between State and Household

By Christina T. Halperin

ISBN-10: 0292771304

ISBN-13: 9780292771307

Rather than view the contours of past due vintage Maya social lifestyles completely from towering temple pyramids or elite sculptural varieties, this ebook considers a collection of small anthropomorphic, zoomorphic, and supernatural figurative is still excavated from loved ones refuse deposits. Maya Figurines examines those frequently ignored items and makes use of them to attract out relationships among the Maya nation and its subjects.

These collectible figurines supply a different viewpoint for figuring out Maya social and political family members; Christina T. Halperin argues that nation politics paintings at the microscale of daily exercises, localized rituals, and small-scale representations. Her accomplished research brings jointly archeology, anthropology, and artwork background with theories of fabric tradition, functionality, political economic climate, ritual humor, and mimesis to make a desirable case for the position politics performs in way of life. What she reveals is that, by means of evaluating small-scale collectible figurines with state-sponsored, frequently large-scale iconography and elite fabric tradition, you can still know the way varied social nation-states relate to and characterize each other. In Maya Figurines, Halperin compares items from different families, archeological websites, and areas, focusing in particular on collectible figurines from Petén, Guatemala, and evaluating them to fabric tradition from Belize, the northern highlands of Guatemala, the Usumacinta River, the Campeche coastal region, and Mesoamerican websites open air the Maya area. eventually, she argues, traditional items usually are not easily passive backdrops for very important social and political phenomena. as a substitute, they functionality as major mechanisms during which strength and social lifestyles are intertwined.

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New PDF release: Moon Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo. Including Acapulco

By Bruce Whipperman

ISBN-10: 161238143X

ISBN-13: 9781612381435

Along with his identify on courses to Oaxaca, Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara, and Pacific Mexico, Bruce Whipperman is a verifiable specialist on profiting from a visit in Mexico—from stress-free on pristine, palm-shaded seashores to dancing till sunrise at neighborhood golf equipment. during this consultant to Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, Whipperman attracts on his vast wisdom of those getaway locations to supply special go back and forth options and in-depth insurance of the various actions on hand to viewers. whole with details on cliff-diving indicates, handicraft markets, and top quality scuba diving destinations, Moon Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo supplies tourists the instruments they should create a extra own and remarkable adventure.

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Download e-book for iPad: Contemporary Latin America (Contemporary States and by Ronaldo Munck

By Ronaldo Munck

ISBN-10: 0333980905

ISBN-13: 9780333980903

ISBN-10: 0333980913

ISBN-13: 9780333980910

ISBN-10: 1403940576

ISBN-13: 9781403940575

A wide-ranging severe creation to modern Latin the USA, written in an available and student-friendly type via a widely known authority at the sector. Ronaldo Munck presents a vast advent to old context, modern politics, political economic climate, society and tradition, and of the customers of the continent in a altering global.

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