By Grant D. Jones
Anthropology and historical past in Yucatán is a set of ten essays that provide new proof and interpretations of the survival and variation of lowland Maya tradition from its earliest touch with the Spanish to the Seventies. those case reviews replicate a transforming into curiosity within the use of historic ways within the improvement of versions of cultural switch that might combine archaeological, historic, and ethnographic data.
The portrait of the Maya rising from this assortment is that of a remarkably important those who have skillfully resisted overall incorporation with their pals and who proceed even this day to stress their cultural independence and historic forte. In his creation, supply D. Jones synthesizes past experiences of the anthropological historical past of Yucatán and summarizes the theoretical matters underlying the quantity. part I, which specializes in continuity and alter within the barriers of Maya ethnicity in Yucatán, comprises contributions by way of the overdue Sir Eric Thompson, France V. Scholes, and O. Nigel Bolland. part II offers comparative local views of Maya diversifications to exterior forces of switch and includes essays through D. E. Dumond, furnish D. Jones, James W. Ryder, and Anne C. Collins. within the final part, 3 articles, via Victoria Reifler Bricker, Allan F. Burns, and Irwin Press, deal with Maya strategies in their personal history.
Throughout the ebook, the authors reveal that types way more complicated than Robert Redfield’s folk-urban continuum needs to be built to account for the nice neighborhood diversifications in responses via the Maya to the pressures of monetary, cultural, and political keep watch over as exerted by means of Spanish, Mexican, Guatemalan, and British experts over the last 4 centuries. The essays show various methodological techniques that would be of curiosity to historians, ethnohistorians, ethnologists, archaeologists, and those that have a normal curiosity within the survival of Maya culture.
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