The Plumed Serpent

Author: D. H. Lawrence,L. D. Clark

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521294225

Category: Fiction

Page: 569

View: 3636

The Plumed Serpent is one of Lawrence's most vivid novels, here meticulously edited.
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Books in Series

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ISBN: N.A

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The Interpretation of Cultures

Author: Clifford Geertz

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465093566

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 5274

In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.
Posted in Social Science

The 2012 Story

Author: John Major Jenkins

Publisher: Gramedia Pustaka Utama

ISBN: 9792260803

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 5771

"Di The 2012 Story temukan... + Kenapa kalender suku Maya hanya dibuat sampai tahun 2012. + Manfaat kalender kuno itu bagi kita di masa modern ini. + Bagaimana gagasan 2012 dipahami-dan diselewengkan-oleh akademisi tradisional, pelaku kegiatan spiritual, serta kebudayaan populer. + Apa kontroversi dan misteri utama seputar gagasan 2012. + Bagaimana kita bisa menyingkirkan kehebohan tentang 2012 dan menarik nilai kebijakan sejati suku Maya yang bisa diterapkan dalam kehidupan sehari-hari. "John Major Jenkins, salah satu penulis paling terkemuka tentang topik 2012, membantu mengklarifikasi kehebohan ini." ---Lisa Miller, Newsweek"
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American book publishing record cumulative, 1876-1949

an American national bibliography

Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Dept. of Bibliography,R.R. Bowker Company. Product Development Dept,R.R. Bowker Company. Publications Systems Dept

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Ritual

Perspectives and Dimensions

Author: Catherine Bell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199739471

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 5536

From handshakes and toasts to chant and genuflection, ritual pervades our social interactions and religious practices. Still, few of us could identify all of our daily and festal ritual behaviors, much less explain them to an outsider. Similarly, because of the variety of activities that qualify as ritual and their many contradictory yet, in many ways, equally legitimate interpretations, ritual seems to elude any systematic historical and comparative scrutiny. In this book, Catherine Bell offers a practical introduction to ritual practice and its study; she surveys the most influential theories of religion and ritual, the major categories of ritual activity, and the key debates that have shaped our understanding of ritualism. Bell refuses to nail down ritual with any one definition or understanding. Instead, her purpose is to reveal how definitions emerge and evolve and to help us become more familiar with the interplay of tradition, exigency, and self-expression that goes into constructing this complex social medium.
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Religion in Human Evolution

Author: Robert N. Bellah

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674063090

Category: Religion

Page: 784

View: 6945

This ambitious book probes our biological past to discover the kinds of lives that human beings have imagined were worth living. Bellah’s theory goes deep into cultural and genetic evolution to identify a range of capacities (communal dancing, storytelling, theorizing) whose emergence made religious development possible in the first millennium BCE.
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Precolumbian Water Management

Ideology, Ritual, and Power

Author: Lisa Joyce Lucero,Barbara W. Fash

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816523146

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 2363

Among ancient Mesoamerican and Southwestern peoples, water was as essential as maize for sustenance and was a driving force in the development of complex society. Control of water shaped the political, economic, and religious landscape of the ancient Americas, yet it is often overlooked in Precolumbian studies. Now one volume offers the latest thinking on water systems and their place within the ancient physical and mental language of the region. Precolumbian Water Management examines water management from both economic and symbolic perspectives. Water management facilities, settlement patterns, shrines, and water-related imagery associated with civic-ceremonial and residential architecture provide evidence that water systems pervade all aspects of ancient society. Through analysis of such data, the contributors seek to combine an understanding of imagery and the religious aspects of water with its functional components, thereby presenting a unified perspective of how water was conceived, used, and represented in ancient greater Mesoamerica. The collection boasts broad chronological and geographical coverageÑfrom the irrigation networks of Teotihuacan to the use of ritual water technology at Casas GrandesÑthat shows how procurement and storage systems were adapted to local conditions. The articles consider the mechanisms that were used to build upon the sacredness of water to enhance political authority through time and space and show that water was not merely an essential natural resource but an important spiritual one as well, and that its manipulation was socially far more complex than might appear at first glance. As these papers reveal, an understanding of materials associated with water can contribute much to the ways that archaeologists study ancient cultural systems. Precolumbian Water Management underscores the importance of water management research and the need to include it in archaeological projects of all types.
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The Plumed Serpent

Author: D. H. Lawrence

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 569

View: 1594

The Plumed Serpent is one of Lawrence's most vivid novels, here meticulously edited.
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Issues and Concepts in Historical Ecology

The Past and Future of Landscapes and Regions

Author: Carole L. Crumley,Tommy Lennartsson,Anna Westin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108420982

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

View: 3678

This book presents a practical, holistic research framework to help us both understand our past and build an appealing human future.
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Archaeometry of Pre-Columbian Sites and Artifacts

Proceedings of a Symposium organized by the UCLA Institute of Archaeology and the Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, California, March 23–27, 1992

Author: David A. Scott,Pieter Meyers

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892362499

Category: Art

Page: 432

View: 7516

Based on the 28th International Archaeometry Symposium jointly sponsored by the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Getty Conservation Institute, this volume offers a rare opportunity to survey under a single cover a wide range of investigations concerning pre-Columbian materials. Twenty chapters detail research in five principal areas: anthropology and materials science; ceramics; stone and obsidian; metals; and archaeological sites and dating. Contributions include Heather Lechtman's investigation of “The Materials Science of Material Culture,” Ron L. Bishop on the compositional analysis of pre-Columbian pottery from the Maya region, Ellen Howe on the use of silver and lead from the Mantaro Valley in Peru, and J. Michael Elam and others on source identification and hydration dating of obsidian artifacts.
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Habits of the Heart

Individualism and Commitment in American Life

Author: Robert N. Bellah,Richard Madsen,William M. Sullivan,Ann Swidler,Steven M. Tipton

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520934535

Category: Social Science

Page: 410

View: 9966

First published in 1985, Habits of the Heart continues to be one of the most discussed interpretations of modern American society, a quest for a democratic community that draws on our diverse civic and religious traditions. In a new preface the authors relate the arguments of the book both to the current realities of American society and to the growing debate about the country's future. With this new edition one of the most influential books of recent times takes on a new immediacy.
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Social Patterns in Pre-classic Mesoamerica

A Symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 9 and 10 October 1993

Author: David C. Grove,Rosemary A. Joyce,Dumbarton Oaks

Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks

ISBN: 9780884022527

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Collects ten articles from the 1993 conference (exact date not noted) devoted to the Pre-Classic Olmec civilization and neighboring populations. Among the topics treated are evidence of the growth of textile production as a window into the formalization of separated gender identity, similar looks into the origins of specialized building practices, the processes of the introduction of monumental architecture, and the growth of elites that could exercise coercive power. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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The Cambridge Handbook of Literacy

Author: David R. Olson,Nancy Torrance

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521862205

Category: Education

Page: 601

View: 6594

This volume demonstrates how literacy is more than learning to read and write. Literacy creates communities, organizes personal and social lives, makes possible civil society and the rule of law, and underwrites the commitment of both modern and developing societies to universal education and ever higher levels of literate competence. Everything that is involved in being and becoming literate is the concern of this interdisciplinary group of distinguished scholars.
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The End of the Dinosaurs

Chicxulub Crater and Mass Extinctions

Author: Charles Frankel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521474474

Category: Science

Page: 223

View: 9104

Investigates the idea that the natural disaster many scientists suspect caused the extinction of the dinosaurs occurred near Puerto Chicxulub, Mexico, when an asteroid collided with Earth, releasing deadly amounts of energy.
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Gender in Pre-Hispanic America

A Symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 12 and 13 October 1996

Author: Cecelia F. Klein

Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks

ISBN: 9780884022794

Category: History

Page: 397

View: 8975

Gender in Pre-Hispanic America offers rich opportunities for comprehending current trends and considering future directions in research. It is unique in that it puts social theory at the forefront of the discussion. The book has a special intellectual presence and contemporary relevance in its engagement with the social lives and constructs of its authors and readers alike. The consideration of the role of gender in our daily lives, including in our professions, becomes inescapable when reading this book. It is not simply a question of men's roles having been possibly overemphasized and overstudied to the detriment of women's. The fact that genders, as opposed to sexes, are socially constructed categories focuses our attention on the ways in which these and other social constructs have shaped our present understanding of the past and informed past peoples' understand of their present. In various articles in this book, the reader will not find unanimity in what is meant by "gender" or how to go about studying it. What will be found, however, is a collection of interesting, informed, thought-provoking, and often lively essays. It is hoped that this volume will mark a stage in an evolving study of this field and provoke new research in the future.
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A Fabulous Kingdom

The Exploration of the Arctic

Author: Charles Officer,Jake Page

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199837805

Category: History

Page: 220

View: 1168

The second edition of A Fabulous Kingdom will explain the history of the arctic and describe the current scientific and environmental issues that threaten this fascinating region.
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On Their Own Terms

Author: Benjamin A. ELMAN

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674036476

Category: History

Page: 605

View: 1414

Since the middle of the nineteenth century, imperial reformers, early Republicans, Guomindang party cadres, and Chinese Communists have all prioritized science and technology. In this book, Elman gives a nuanced account of the ways in which native Chinese science evolved over four centuries, under the influence of both Jesuit and Protestant missionaries. In the end, he argues, the Chinese produced modern science on their own terms.
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