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- DescriptionPerformances in the premodern communities shaped identities, created meanings, generated and maintained political control. But unlike other social scientists, archaeologists have t worked much with these concepts. Archaeology of Performance shows how the tions of theatricality and spectacle are as important ecomics and politics in understanding how ancient communities work. Without sacrificing conceptual rigor, the contributors draw on the wide-ranging literature on performance. Without sacrificing material evidence, they try to see how performance creates meaning and ideology. Drawing on evidence from societies large and small, Archaeology of Performance offers an important new ways of understanding ancient theaters of power.
- Author BiographyTakeshi Inomata is an associate professor in anthropology at University of Arizona. Lawrence S. Coben is the director of Proyecto Inkallakta (Incallajta), a multidisciplinary project centered at the monumental Inka site of that name in central Bolivia.
- PublisherAltaMira Press,U.S.
- Date of Publication03/03/2006
- SubjectSocial Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Series TitleArchaeology in Society
- Place of PublicationCalifornia
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintAltaMira Press,U.S.
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight544 g
- Width151 mm
- Height226 mm
- Spine21 mm
- Edited byLawrence S. Coben,Takeshi Inomata
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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