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Ancient Andean Political Economy
     

Ancient Andean Political Economy

by Charles Stanish
 

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Attempts to understand the political and economic dynamics of the southern central Andes have included at least two major theories in Andean anthropology. In this pathfinding study, Charles Stanish shows that they are not exclusive and competing models, but rather can be understood as variations within a larger theoretical framework.

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Attempts to understand the political and economic dynamics of the southern central Andes have included at least two major theories in Andean anthropology. In this pathfinding study, Charles Stanish shows that they are not exclusive and competing models, but rather can be understood as variations within a larger theoretical framework.

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Antiquity
A concise, well-written book that proposes a new methodology for exploring the nature of prehistoric political economies of the ancient Andes .... Perhaps Stanish's most important contribution rests on his insistence that prehistoric political economies of whatever kind can only be understood if we first gain a precise control on household economic data.
Choice
Topically, the book will be of interest to prehistorians interested in defining colonial situations. and in household-unit analyses; regionally, the book will be of importance to Andeanists, particularly those working in the south-central Andes.
Booknews
Constructs a theoretical framework for studying the politics and economics of the prehispanic central Andes that incorporates and reconciles the two primary anthropological models used previously. Applies an archaeological household approach to the Moquequa region of Peru. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292729452
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Charles Stanish is Professor of Anthropology at University of California, Los Angeles and Director of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology.

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