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 model of lowland Maya tradition from its earliest touch with the Spanish to the Nineteen Seventies. those case stories mirror a transforming into curiosity within the use of ancient techniques within the improvement of versions of cultural switch that may combine archaeological, ancient, and ethnographic data.
The portrait of the Maya rising from this assortment is that of a remarkably important those that have skillfully resisted overall incorporation with their friends and who proceed even this present day to stress their cultural independence and historic area of expertise. In his advent, supply D. Jones synthesizes earlier stories of the anthropological background of Yucatán and summarizes the theoretical concerns underlying the amount. part I, which makes a speciality of continuity and alter within the obstacles of Maya ethnicity in Yucatán, contains contributions through the overdue Sir Eric Thompson, France V. Scholes, and O. Nigel Bolland. part II provides comparative neighborhood views of Maya variations to exterior forces of switch and comprises essays via D. E. Dumond, furnish D. Jones, James W. Ryder, and Anne C. Collins. within the remaining part, 3 articles, by way of Victoria Reifler Bricker, Allan F. Burns, and Irwin Press, deal with Maya options in their personal history.
Throughout the publication, the authors display that types way more complicated than Robert Redfield’s folk-urban continuum has to be built to account for the nice neighborhood diversifications in responses by way of the Maya to the pressures of financial, cultural, and political keep watch over as exerted through Spanish, Mexican, Guatemalan, and British specialists over the last 4 centuries. The essays show a number of methodological methods that would be of curiosity to historians, ethnohistorians, ethnologists, archaeologists, and people who have a basic curiosity within the survival of Maya culture.
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Anthropology and History in Yucatán (Texas Pan American) by Grant D. Jones