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The Resource Sculpture and social dynamics in preclassic Mesoamerica, Julia Guernsey

Sculpture and social dynamics in preclassic Mesoamerica, Julia Guernsey

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Sculpture and social dynamics in preclassic Mesoamerica
Title
Sculpture and social dynamics in preclassic Mesoamerica
Statement of responsibility
Julia Guernsey
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book examines the functions of sculpture during the Preclassic period in Mesoamerica and its significance in statements of social identity. Julia Guernsey situates the origins and evolution of monumental stone sculpture within a broader social and political context and demonstrates the role that such sculpture played in creating and institutionalizing social hierarchies. This book focuses specifically on an enigmatic type of public, monumental sculpture known as the 'potbelly' that traces its antecedents to earlier, small domestic ritual objects and ceramic figurines. The cessation of domestic rituals involving ceramic figurines along the Pacific slope coincided not only with the creation of the first monumental potbelly sculptures, but with the rise of the first state-level societies in Mesoamerica by the advent of the Late Preclassic period. The potbellies became central to the physical representation of new forms of social identity and expressions of political authority during this time of dramatic change"--
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1964-
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Guernsey, Julia
Dewey number
730.97281
Index
index present
LC call number
F1435.3.S34
LC item number
G84 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Maya sculpture
  • Olmec sculpture
  • Indian sculpture
  • Indian sculpture
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • ART
  • Indian sculpture
  • Maya sculpture
  • Olmec sculpture
  • Central America
  • Mexico
Label
Sculpture and social dynamics in preclassic Mesoamerica, Julia Guernsey
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Sculpture and Social Dynamics in Preclassic Mesoamerica; Dedication; Title; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgments; 1: Introduction; Mesoamerican sculpture; The potbelly sculptural form; Methodological issues and challenges; Sculpture and social processes; Organization of the book; Conclusions; 2: Potbellies and Sculpture: A Brief History of Preclassic Scholarship; Introduction; The nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; The 1940s; The 1950s; The 1960s; The 1970s; The 1980s to the present; Conclusions
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804845606
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139530620
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40021249334
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)804845606
Label
Sculpture and social dynamics in preclassic Mesoamerica, Julia Guernsey
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Sculpture and Social Dynamics in Preclassic Mesoamerica; Dedication; Title; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgments; 1: Introduction; Mesoamerican sculpture; The potbelly sculptural form; Methodological issues and challenges; Sculpture and social processes; Organization of the book; Conclusions; 2: Potbellies and Sculpture: A Brief History of Preclassic Scholarship; Introduction; The nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; The 1940s; The 1950s; The 1960s; The 1970s; The 1980s to the present; Conclusions
Control code
804845606
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139530620
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40021249334
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)804845606

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