In this colorfully illustrated book, Smith traces the rise and collapse of the chiefdom of Coosa, located in the Ridge and Valley province of northwestern Georgia and adjacent states. From humble beginnings, Coosa became one of the most important
In a novel and interdisciplinary form of scholarship, the author combines botany, archaeology, and art history in this study of contact between ancient American cultures. Focusing on the Zapotec of Mexico and the Moche of Peru, the author integrates
Examining how Cuban writers and artists have depicted racial, gender, and species differences throughout the past century, this book discusses how their works have emphasized the shared materiality of bodies across diverse media, time periods, and ideologies.
Examining material and cultural representations of the cosmonaut program, Cathleen Lewis discusses how the public image of the Soviet cosmonaut developed beginning in the 1950s and the ways this icon has been reinterpreted throughout the years and in contemporary Russia.
The Country Where My Heart Is explores the archaeology of the period during which modern nationalism developed. While much of the previous research has focused on how governments and other institutions manipulate the archaeology of the distant past for ideological reasons, the contributors to this volume articulate what material artifacts of the modern world can reveal about the rise and fall of modern nationalism and national identities.
Edited by Martyn Bone, Brian Ward, and William A. Link
Pub Date: 11/7/2019
The contributors emphasize how narratives and images of "the South" have real social, political, and economic ramifications, and that they register at various local, regional, national, and transnational scales.