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The Archaeology of Ethnogenesis: Race and Sexuality in Colonial San Francisco

The Archaeology of Ethnogenesis: Race and Sexuality in Colonial San Francisco

by Barbara L. Voss


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ISBN-13: 9780813061252
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publication date: 03/31/2015
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Barbara L. Voss is associate professor of anthropology at Stanford University and coeditor of The Archaeology of Colonialism and Archaeologies of Sexuality.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations     ix
List of Tables     xiii
Acknowledgments     xv
Introduction     1
Ethnogenesis and the Archaeology of Identity     9
Historical and Archaeological Contexts
Spanish-Colonial San Francisco     41
From Casta to Californio, I: Who Lived at El Presidio de San Francisco?     70
From Casta to Californio, II: Social Identities in Late Spanish and Mexican-Era Alta California     100
From Artifacts to Ethnogenesis: Excavating El Presidio de San Francisco     117
Spatial and Material Practices
Sites of Identification: Landscape     147
Structuring Structures: Architecture     173
Tradition and Taste: Ceramics     203
Consuming Practices: Foodways     233
Fashioning the Colonial Subject: Clothing     252
Conclusion: The Limits of Ethnogenesis     287
Zooarchaeological and Archaeobotanical Analyses     307
Notes     325
References     343
Index     389

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"A must-read for all interested not only in colonial California, but for all historical archaeologists and to any archaeologist interested in the examination of identities."—Cambridge Archaeological Journal

"Reminds historians that other disciplines can offer fruitful methodological forays into well-trodden areas of study."—The Journal of American History

"Exemplary . . . The Archaeology of Ethnogenesis is a required read for scholars of European imperialism, colonization, race, class, and gender. It offers graduate students an inspirational model study."—American Anthropologist

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