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Author Ensor, Bradley E., 1966-

Title Crafting prehispanic Maya kinship / Bradley E. Ensor
Published Tuscaloosa, Ala. : University of Alabama Press, ©2013


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 143 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Notes on Terminology; Introduction: Crafting Prehispanic Maya Kinship; 1. A Brief History of Ancient Maya Kinship Studies; 2. Implications of the Kinship Models; 3. Problems with Models on Ancient Maya Kinship; 4. Archaeological Approaches to Class, Kinship, and Gender; 5. Islas de Los Cerros; 6. Class, Kinship, and Gender at Islas de Los Cerros; 7. Crafting Archaeological Models on Class-Based Kinship; References Cited; Index
Summary By contextualizing classes and their kinship behavior within the overall political economy, Crafting Prehispanic Maya Kinship provides an example of how archaeology can help to explain the formation of disparate classes and kinship patterns within an ancient state-level society. Bradley E. Ensor provides a new theoretical contribution to Maya ethnographic, ethnohistoric, and archaeological research. Rather than operating solely as a symbolic order unobservable to archaeologists, kinship, according to Ensor, forms concrete social relations that structure daily life and can
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Mayas -- Kinship -- Mexico -- Tabasco (State)
Mayas -- Marriage customs and rites -- Mexico -- Tabasco (State)
Mayas -- Mexico -- Tabasco (State) -- Antiquities
Social groups -- Mexico -- Tabasco (State)
Social archaeology -- Mexico -- Tabasco (State)
HISTORY -- Latin America -- Mexico.
Mayas -- Antiquities
Mayas -- Kinship
Social archaeology
Social groups
Tabasco (Mexico : State) -- History
Tabasco (Mexico : State) -- Antiquities
Mexico -- Tabasco (State)
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012020835
ISBN 9780817386443