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Anthropology and heritage in Yucatán is a suite of ten essays that supply new facts and interpretations of the survival and model of lowland Maya tradition from its earliest touch with the Spanish to the Seventies. those case stories mirror a becoming curiosity within the use of historic techniques within the improvement of types of cultural swap that may combine archaeological, old, 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 acquaintances 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 reports of the anthropological heritage of Yucatán and summarizes the theoretical matters underlying the quantity. part I, which specializes in continuity and alter within the obstacles of Maya ethnicity in Yucatán, comprises contributions by way of the overdue Sir Eric Thompson, France V. Scholes, and O. Nigel Bolland. part II offers comparative neighborhood views of Maya diversifications to exterior forces of swap and includes essays via D. E. Dumond, provide D. Jones, James W. Ryder, and Anne C. Collins. within the ultimate part, 3 articles, by means of Victoria Reifler Bricker, Allan F. Burns, and Irwin Press, deal with Maya techniques in their personal history.

Throughout the e-book, the authors exhibit that versions way more complicated than Robert Redfield’s folk-urban continuum needs to be built to account for the nice local adaptations in responses by means of the Maya to the pressures of financial, cultural, and political keep watch over as exerted via Spanish, Mexican, Guatemalan, and British professionals over the last 4 centuries. The essays reveal quite a few methodological ways that might be of curiosity to historians, ethnohistorians, ethnologists, archaeologists, and people who have a common curiosity within the survival of Maya culture.

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