Ancestral Maya Economies in Archaeological Perspective (BOK)

Patricia A McAnany

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How did farmers, artisans, and rulers make a living in a tropical forest environment? In this study, Patricia McAnany tackles this question and presents the first comprehensive view of ancestral Maya economic practice. Bringing an archaeological approach to the topic, she demonstrates the vital role of ritual practice in indigenous ecologies, gendered labour, and the construction of colossal architecture. Examining Maya royalty as a kind of social speciation, McAnany also shows the fundamentality of social difference as well as the pervasiveness of artisan production and marketplaces in ancestral Maya societies. Written in an engaging and accessible style, this book situates Maya economies within contemporary social, political, and economic theories of social practice, gender, actor-networks, inalienable goods, materiality, social difference, indigenous ecologies, and strategies of state finance.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter Patricia A McAnany
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521895187
Antall sider 392 Dimensjoner 15,9cm x 23,6cm x 2,9cm
Vekt 658 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd

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