Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology

The Teleoscopic Polity

Andean Patriarchy and Materiality

Authors: Dillehay, Tom D

  • Breaks new ground as one of the first treatments of the south-central Andes and colonization
  • Uses both archaeological and ethnohistorical approaches for its analysis
  • Contains three appendices covering paleoecology, subsistence remains and ethnohistorical documents
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This volume provides an up-to-date and in-depth summary and analysis of the political practices of pre-Columbian communities of the Araucanians or Mapuche of south-central Chile and adjacent regions. This synthesis draws upon the empirical record documented in original research, as well as a critical examination of previous studies. By applying both archaeological and ethnohistorical approaches, the latter including ethnography, this volume distinguishes itself from many other studies that explore South American archaeology. Archaeological and traditional-historical narratives of the pre-European past are considered in their own terms and for the extent to which they can be integrated in order to provide a more rounded and realistic understanding than otherwise of the origins and courses of ecological, economic, social and political changes in south-central Chile from late pre-Hispanic times, through the contact period and up to Chile’s independence from Spain (ca. AD 1450-1810). Both the approach and the results are discussed in the light of similar situations elsewhere.

Throughout its treatment, the volume continually comes back to two central questions: (1) how did the varied practices, institutions and worldviews of the Mapuche’s ancient communities emerge as a historical process that resisted the Spanish empire for more than 250 years? and (2) how were these communities reproduced and transformed in the face of ongoing culture contact and landscape change during the early Colonial period? These questions are considered in light of contemporary theoretical concepts regarding practice, landscape, environment, social organization, materiality and community that will make the book relevant for students and scholars interested in similar processes elsewhere.

About the authors

Tom Dillehay, Rebecca Webb Wilson University Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Religion and Cultureand Professor of Anthropology and Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University, and Professor Extraordinaire and Honorary Doctorate at the Universidad Austral de Chile. He has been a Visiting Professor at several universities around the world, including the Universidad de Chile, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Cambridge University, University of Tokyo, University of Chicago, among others. Professor Dillehay has published twenty-two books and more than two hundred refereed journal articles and book chapters. He is a leading South American archaeologist recognized for his groundbreaking and highly interdisciplinary research and has served as a consultant to several governments and academic institutions in Chile, Peru, Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay and Mexico. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Dillehay, Tom D.

    Pages 3-30

  • The Estado as a Proto-State Polity

    Dillehay, Tom D.

    Pages 31-54

  • The Spanish-Araucanian World of the Purén and Lumaco Valley in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

    Zavala C., José Manuel

    Pages 55-73

  • Data, Methods, and Background

    Dillehay, Tom D.

    Pages 77-100

  • Archaeological Material Manifestations

    Dillehay, Tom D.

    Pages 101-121

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-34508-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Teleoscopic Polity
Book Subtitle
Andean Patriarchy and Materiality
Authors
Series Title
Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology
Series Volume
38
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03128-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03128-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-03127-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34508-6
Series ISSN
1574-0439
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 388
Number of Illustrations and Tables
42 b/w illustrations, 60 illustrations in colour
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