Christmas to your door The coolest gifts in Australia! Express Delivery until 20 December Learn more

Non-Fiction Books:

Ancestral Maya Economies in Archaeological Perspective

Format

Hardback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Ancestral Maya Economies in Archaeological Perspective by Patricia A. McAnany
Save $139.00
$180.99 was $319.99
In stock with supplier

The item is brand new and in-stock in with one of our preferred suppliers. The item will ship from the Mighty Ape warehouse within the timeframe shown below.

Usually ships within 9-11 days

Availability

Delivering to:

Estimated arrival:

  • Around 23-30 January using Express Delivery
    Mighty Ape can deliver this product within 1-2 business days (usually overnight) to urban centres across Australia, and some remote areas. Learn more
    Unlikely to arrive before Christmas
  • Around 24 Jan to 1 Feb using standard courier delivery
    Unlikely to arrive before Christmas

Description

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. How did farmers, artisans, and rulers make a living in a tropical forest environment? In this study, Patricia McAnany tackles this question and presents the first comprehensive view of ancestral Maya economic practice. Bringing an archaeological approach to the topic, she demonstrates the vital role of ritual practice in indigenous ecologies, gendered labour, and the construction of colossal architecture. Examining Maya royalty as a kind of social speciation, McAnany also shows the fundamentality of social difference as well as the pervasiveness of artisan production and marketplaces in ancestral Maya societies. Written in an engaging and accessible style, this book situates Maya economies within contemporary social, political, and economic theories of social practice, gender, actor-networks, inalienable goods, materiality, social difference, indigenous ecologies, and strategies of state finance.

Author Biography

Patricia McAnany is Kenan Eminent Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and President of the Society for Economic Anthropology. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Dumbarton Oaks, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. Dr McAnany is the principal investigator of the Xibun Archaeological Research Project (in Belize, Central America). 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.
Release date Australia
January 29th, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
62 b/w illus. 2 maps
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
392
Dimensions
152x228x22
ISBN-13
9780521895187
Product ID
3420677

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
  • Seen a lower price for this product elsewhere? We'll do our best to beat it. Request a better price
Filed under...