Identity And Power In The Ancient Andes / Edition 1

Identity And Power In The Ancient Andes / Edition 1

by John Wayne Janusek, Janusek Wayne Janusek
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415946339
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/14/2004
Series:
Critical Perspectives in Identity, Memory and the Built Environment Series
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Identity and power in the past3
Ch. 2Identity and power in the Altiplano27
Ch. 3Investigating and interpreting Tiwanaku53
Ch. 4Ritual, society, and the rise of urbanism99
Ch. 5Tiwanaku : urbanism and social diversity127
Ch. 6Lukurmata : urbanism and community identity167
Ch. 7Urban transformation in Tiwanaku203
Ch. 8Transformation in the Katari Valley and beyond227
Ch. 9State collapse and cultural revolution249
Ch. 10Conclusions277

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