The Ecology Of Power

Author : Michael Heckenberger
ISBN : 0415945992
Genre : History
File Size : 55.35 MB
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In 1884 a community of Brazilians was "discovered" by the Western world. The Ecology of Power examines these indigenous people from the Upper Xingu region, a group who even today are one of the strongest examples of long-term cultural continuity. Drawing upon written and oral history, ethnography, and archaeology, Heckenberger addresses the difficult issues facing anthropologists today as they "uncover" the muted voices of indigenous peoples and provides a fascinating portrait of a unique community of people who have in a way become living cultural artifacts.
Category: History

Identity And Power In The Ancient Andes

Author : John Wayne Janusek
ISBN : 9781135940898
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 56.58 MB
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The Tiwanaku state was the political and cultural center of ancient Andean civilization for almost 700 years. Identity and Power is the result of ten years of research that has revealed significant new data. Janusek explores the origins, development, and collapse of this ancient state through the lenses of social identities--gender, ethnicity, occupation, for example--and power relations. He combines recent developments in social theory with the archaeological record to create a fascinating and theoretically informed exploration of the history of this important civilization.
Category: Social Science

Places In Mind

Author : Paul A. Shackel
ISBN : 9781135940614
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 76.41 MB
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This edited volume provides a cross-section of the cutting-edge ways in which archaeologists are developing new approaches to their work with communities and other stakeholder groups who have special interest in the uses in the past.
Category: Social Science