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Title Ethnicity in ancient Amazonia : reconstructing past identities from archaeology, linguistics, and ethnohistory / edited by Alf Hornborg and Jonathan D. Hill
Published Boulder : University Press of Colorado, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 380 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Copyright; Contents; Figures; Maps; Tables; Preface; 1. Introduction: Ethnicity in Ancient Amazonia; Part I: Archaeology; 2. Archaeological Cultures and Past Identities in the Pre-colonial Central Amazon; 3. Deep History, Cultural Identities, and Ethnogenesis in the Southern Amazon; 4. Deep Time, Big Space; 5. Generic Pots and Generic Indians; 6. An Attempt to Understand Panoan Ethnogenesis in Relation to Long-Term Patterns and Transformation sof Regional Interaction in Western Amazonia; Part II: Linguistics; 7. Amazonian Ritual Communication in Relation to Multilingual Social Networks
17. Captive Identities, or the Genesis of Subordinate Quasi-Ethnic Collectivities in the American Tropics18. Afterword; Contributors; Index
8. The Spread of the Arawakan Languages9. Comparative Arawak Linguistics; 10. Linguistic Diversity Zones and Cartographic Modeling; 11. Nested Identities in the Southern Guyana-Surinam Corner; 12. Change, Contact, and Ethnogenesis in Northern Quechua; Part III: Ethnohistory; 13. Sacred Landscapes as Environmental Histories in Lowland South America; 14. Constancy in Continuity? Native Oral History, Iconography, and Earthworks on the Upper Purús River; 15. Ethnogenesis at the Interface of the Andes and the Amazon; 16. Ethnogenesis and Interculturality in the "Forest of Canelos."
Summary "A major contribution to Amazonian anthropology, and possibly a direction changer."--J. Scott Raymond, University of Calgary A transdisciplinary collaboration among ethnologists, linguists, and archaeologists, Ethnicity in Ancient Amazonia traces the emergence, expansion, and decline of cultural identities in indigenous Amazonia. Hornborg and Hill argue that the tendency to link language, culture, and biology--essentialist notions of ethnic identities--is a Eurocentric bias that has characterized largely inaccurate explanations of the distribution of ethnic groups and languages in Amazonia. Th
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Anthropological linguistics -- Amazon River Region.
Ethnicity -- Amazon River Region.
Ethnohistory -- Amazon River Region.
Indians of South America -- Amazon River Region -- Antiquities.
Indians of South America -- Amazon River Region -- Ethnic identity.
Indians of South America -- Amazon River Region -- Languages.
Amazon River Region -- Antiquities.
Amazon River Region -- Ethnic relations.
Form Electronic book
Author Hill, Jonathan David, 1954-
Hornborg, Alf.
LC no. 2011028920
ISBN 1457111586
1607320959 (electronic bk.)
9781607320951 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)