Sanctity, Social Distance, and the Price of Cloth in a Moroccan Suq John A. Comisión para el Esclarecimiento Histórico 1999 Guatemala: Memoria del silencio. Appadurai, Arjun 1996 Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization. Sanctity, Social Distance, and the Price of Cloth in a Moroccan Suq John A. The economy of textiles provides insight into the fabric of social relations, local and global politics, and diverse ideologies. Textile production and exchange represent a key node for the intersections of multiple aspects of ancient and modern economies, including social-class relations, gender, tourism, exchange, commerce, and transpolity relationships.
Textiles have been a highly valued and central part of the politics of human societies across culture divides and over millennia. Creativity and Value Chapter 1. Recommunitizing Practice, Refashionizing Capital: Artisans and Entrepreneurship in a Philippine Textile Industry B. Inomata presents the evidence on Aguateca and its sudden end, and the implications of his findings for theories of the end of Classic Maya civilization in the Petexbatun. In this study, Patricia McAnany tackles this question and presents the first comprehensive view of ancestral Maya economic practice. Exchange without Brokers: Weaver-Client Relationships in Senegal Laura L.
Little; Ancestral Maya Economies in Archaeological Perspective 2010 ; Questioning Collapse: Human Resilience, Ecological Vulnerability, and the Aftermath of Empire 2009 co-edited with Norman Yoffee; and Dimensions of Ritual Economy 2008 co-edited with E. King, reviews the debate on prehispanic Maya markets. Ritual works: monumental architecture and generative schemes of power; 6. Watanabe, John 1992 Maya Saints and Souls in a Changing World. Nash , June 1979 We Eat the Mines and the Mines Eat Us: Dependency and Exploitation in Bolivia's Tin Mines.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. The book is accompanied by a highly detailed digital map that reveals the dense population of the city and the hundreds of streets its inhabitants constructed to make the city navigable, shifting the knowledge of urbanism among the ancient Maya. Heritage and Authorship Debates in Three Sumatran Songkets Susan Rodgers Chapter 3. Situating Maya societies in space and time; 3. United Nations 2004 Human Development Report 2004: Cultural Liberty in Today's DiverseWorld. Annis, Sheldon 1987 God and Production in a Guatemalan Town. From stick-loom weaving to transnational factories, the production of cloth and itstransformation into clothing and other woven goods offers a way to study the linkages between economics and politics.
Volume 2: Data and Case Studies provides authoritatively current data and insights from key Maya sites, including Copán, Tikal, Caracol, Bonampak, and Calakmul. The goal of InHerit is to foster greater dialogue between communities and archaeologists and between communities and respective nation-states regarding the investigation, interpretation, and management of Maya cultural heritage. Good Hands: Silk Weaving and Transnational Artisan Partnerships in Cambodia Susan Falls and Jessica Smith Chapter 12. The economy of textiles provides insight into the fabric of social relations, local and global politics, and diverse ideologies. She is the author of Living with the Ancestors: Kinship and Kingship in Ancient Maya Society and editor of K'axob: Ritual Work and Family in an Ancient Maya Village and Sacred Landscape and Settlement in the Sibun River Valley. He is the author of Mayas in the Marketplace and co-author of Mayas in Postwar Guatemala. Textiles are a material element of society that fosters the study of continuities and disjunctions in the economic and social realities of past and present societies.
The decipherment of Maya hieroglyphs has enabled scholars to better understand Classic society, but many aspects of this civilization remain shrouded in mystery, particularly its economies and social structures. The E-mail message field is required. World Bank , Human Development Sector Management Unit 2003 Poverty in Guatemala. Tivaivai and Value in the Cook Islands Ritual Economy: The Creation of Value, Values, and Valuables in a Diasporic Community Jane Horan Chapter 5. Naturalized authority of the royal court; 7. In this study, Patricia McAnany tackles this question and presents the first comprehensive view of ancestral Maya economic practice.
Heritage and Authorship Debates in Three Sumatran Songkets Susan Rodgers Chapter 3. Area of Interest: Cultural Heritage and Indigenous Communities; Ancestor Veneration; Archaeological Understanding of Detachment from Place; Cultural Logic of Noncapitalist Economies; Identity and Gender Constructs; Cacao Production and Use; Social Reproduction of Technology; Maya Studies; Archaeology of Mesoamerica. Relationships of power and strategies to negotiate these thread through richly detailed case studies that focus on the local but are ever mindful of the global flows and creative re imaginings in contemporary and historical contexts. Creating Fame and Fortune from the Ruins of Handloom in Kerala, Southern India Lucy Norris Spanning every continent, and a temporal arc that begins in pre-history and takes us to the present, this edited collection demonstrates how much we can learn through textiles-among the most potent, meaningful, and desired of human creations. A political economy of textiles, discussed from a broad interdisciplinary perspective, offers ways to understand cloth and clothing as parts of mutually constitutive processes that shape and reflect economic practices, cultural ideologies, and sociopolitical rank. Privileging the artisanal domain of textile production, while at the same time acknowledging the significance of industrialism, the respective authors illuminate labor processes, societal inequality, global interactions, and the constitution of both spiritual and material value. United Nations Development Programme, New York.
Halperin argues that state politics work on the microscale of everyday routines, localized rituals, and small-scale representations. The Power of Cloth and the Sanctity of Power Chapter 6. Her professional interests include the intersection of ritual and economy, ancestor veneration, the creation and abandonment of place, and the cross threading of cultural heritage with indigenous identities. Prehistoric economic relationships are often presented as genderless, yet mounting research highlights the critical role gendered identities play in the division of work tasks and the development of specialized production in pre-modern economic systems. Bringing an archaeological approach to the topic, she demonstrates the vital role of ritual practice in indigenous ecologies, gendered labor, and the construction of colossal architecture. My career is one of engagement with the evolving intellectual challenges and ethical responsibilities of archaeology.