New PDF release: Maya Figurines: Intersections between State and Household

By Christina T. Halperin

ISBN-10: 0292771304

ISBN-13: 9780292771307

Rather than view the contours of past due vintage Maya social existence completely from towering temple pyramids or elite sculptural types, this e-book considers a collection of small anthropomorphic, zoomorphic, and supernatural figurative continues to be excavated from loved ones refuse deposits. Maya Figurines examines those usually missed items and makes use of them to attract out relationships among the Maya country and its subjects.

These collectible figurines offer a distinct standpoint for realizing Maya social and political kinfolk; Christina T. Halperin argues that nation politics paintings at the microscale of daily workouts, localized rituals, and small-scale representations. Her complete examine brings jointly archeology, anthropology, and artwork background with theories of fabric tradition, functionality, political economic climate, ritual humor, and mimesis to make a desirable case for the function politics performs in way of life. What she reveals is that, by means of evaluating small-scale collectible figurines with state-sponsored, usually large-scale iconography and elite fabric tradition, possible know the way assorted social nation-states relate to and signify each other. In Maya Figurines, Halperin compares items from assorted families, archeological websites, and areas, focusing specifically on collectible figurines from Petén, Guatemala, and evaluating them to fabric tradition from Belize, the northern highlands of Guatemala, the Usumacinta River, the Campeche coastal zone, and Mesoamerican websites outdoors the Maya region. finally, she argues, usual items aren't easily passive backdrops for very important social and political phenomena. in its place, they functionality as major mechanisms wherein energy and social existence are intertwined.

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