The Social Construction of Communities: Agency, Structure, and Identity in the Prehispanic Southwest

The Social Construction of Communities: Agency, Structure, and Identity in the Prehispanic Southwest

by Mark D. Varien
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0759110085

ISBN-13: 9780759110083

Pub. Date: 08/15/2008

Publisher: AltaMira Press

The Social Construction of Communities draws on archaeological research in the Southwest to examine how communities are created through social interaction. The archaeological record of the Southwest is important for its precise dating, exceptional preservation, large number of sites, and length of occupation—making it most intensively researched archaeological

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The Social Construction of Communities draws on archaeological research in the Southwest to examine how communities are created through social interaction. The archaeological record of the Southwest is important for its precise dating, exceptional preservation, large number of sites, and length of occupation—making it most intensively researched archaeological regions in the world. Taking advantage of that rich archaeological record, the contributors to this volume present case studies of the Mesa Verde, Rio Grande, Kayenta, Mogollon, and Hohokam regions. The result is an enhanced understanding of the ancient Southwest, a new appreciation for the ways in which humans construct communities and transform society, and an expanded theoretical discussion of the foundational concepts of modern social theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759110083
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
08/15/2008
Series:
Archaeology in Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Social Production of Communities: Structure, Agency, and Identity Part 2 Part I. Identity Chapter 3 Chapter 2. Space, Houses, and Bodies: Identity Construction and Destruction in Early Pueblo Villages Chapter 4 Chapter 3. Exchanging Identities: Early Pueblo I Red Ware Exchange and Identity North of the San Juan River Chapter 5 Chapter 4. Constructing Community and Transforming Identity at Albert Porter Pueblo Part 6 Part II. Agency and the Individual Chapter 7 Chapter 5. Agency and Gender in Prehispanic Pueblo Communities Chapter 8 Chapter 6. An Agent-Centered Case Study of the Depopulation of Sand Canyon Pueblo Part 9 Part III. Place and Landscape Chapter 10 Chapter 7. Agency, Place, and Space in the Castle Rock Communities Chapter 11 Chapter 8. History, Place, and Social Power in the Galisteo Basin, A.D. 1250-1325 Part 12 Part IV. Migration, Settlement, and Community Organization Chapter 13 Chapter 9. Imagining Communities in the Cibola Past Chapter 14 Chapter 10. Demography, Agricultural Potential, and Identity among Ancient Immigrants Part 15 Part V. Social Theory and Southwestern Communities Chapter 16 Chapter 11. Structure and Agency in Southwest Archaeology Chapter 17 Chapter 12. The Grounds for Agency in Southwest Archaeology Chapter 18 Chapter 13. Life as Movement: A Tewa View of Community and Identity

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