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Title: Tradition and Innovation in Mesoamerican Cultural History
Subtitle: A Homage to Tatiana A. Proskouriakoff
Edited By: Roberto Cantú
Aaron Huey Sonnenschein
URL: http://lincom-shop.eu
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Anthropology 16

Tradition and Innovation in Mesoamerican Cultural History contains essays
by leading authorities in their fields and rising scholars, covering important
areas in a wide range of disciplines. This book is the result of a highly
successful conference on Mesoamerica held at California State University,
Los Angeles in May 2009, organized as a homage to the distinguished
Mesoamerican scholar Tatiana Proskouriakoff (1909-1985) and as a
commemoration of the first centenary of her birth. This volume contains
papers ranging from linguistics, archeology, and ethnohistory, to art history
and literary studies, representing cutting-edge contributions to all of these
disciplines. While several papers relate to matters related to the Mayan
cultural area, other contributors also provide recent research on other major
Mesoamerican cultures such as the Nahuatl and Zapotec, thus
encompassing all of the major geographic areas that constitute the cultural
hub of Mesoamerica.

The volume is divided into four main sections: Tatiana A. Proskouriakoff and
Mesoamerican Studies, Oaxaca and the Colonial Zapotec, Maya Writing,
Ideology, and Funerary Rituals, and From the Mesoamerican Ballgame to
Modern Representations of the Aztecs in Chicano Art and Literature.

Octavio Armand, Roberto Cantú, Jessica Joyce Christie, Michela Craveri,
Michael Galant Ricardo García, Ignacio López-Calvo, Stephanie Lozano,
Pamela Munro, Kevin Terraciano, Rogelio Valencia Rivera, and Tyson White
have all provided original work that is comprehensive and interdisciplinary.
The editors, Roberto Cantú, Professor of English and Chicano Studies, and
Aaron Sonnenschein, Assistant Professor of English, both at California State
University, Los Angeles, have provided a carefully edited book that will be an
important source of information, interest, and enjoyment for our readers.

Table of Contents

Roberto Cantú

Octavio Armand

Part One: Tatiana A. Proskouriakoff and Mesoamerican Studies

1. Tatiana A. Proskouriakoff: The Selected Works
Tyson White, La Trobe University¸ Australia

Part Two: Oaxaca and the Colonial Zapotec

2. Evidence about Proto-Zapotec from a Colonial Document
Pamela Munro, University of California, Los Angeles

3. Writings to the Rescue: How a Zapotec Community Defended its Land
Kevin Terraciano, University of California, Los Angeles

4. Kinship Terms in Colonial Valley Zapotec
Michael Galant, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Part Three: Maya Writing, Ideology, and Funerary Rituals

5. The Voice of Writing: Orality Traces in the Maya Codices
Michela Craveri, Università Cattolica di Milano, Italy Rogelio Valencia Rivera,
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

6. Maya Palaces and Landscape: Ideological Appropriations of Space
Jessica Joyce Christie, East Carolina University

7. Ancient Maya Funerary Urn Use Reveals Social Dimensions
Stephanie Lozano, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Part Four: From the Mesoamerican Ballgame to Modern Representations of
the Aztecs in Chicano Art and Literature

Lord 8 Deer's Beard
The Mesoamerican Ballgame Tradition and its Protective Equipment
Ricardo García, University of California, Los Angeles

9. Unproblematic and Strategic Identifications of Chicana/o Cultural
Production With a Mythicized Aztec Past
Ignacio López-Calvo, University of California, Merced

ISBN 9783862881628. LINCOM Studies in Anthropology 16. 214pp. 2011.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783862881628
Pages: 214
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