Puebloan Societies
368 pages, 6 x 9
20 figs., 6 maps, 19 tables
Release Date:15 Oct 2018

Puebloan Societies

Homology and Heterogeneity in Time and Space

University of New Mexico Press

Puebloan sociocultural formations of the past and present are the subject of the essays collected here. The contributors draw upon the insights of archaeology, ethnology, and linguistic anthropology to examine social history and practice, including kinship groups, ritual sodalities, architectural forms, economic exchange, environmental adaptation, and political order, as well as their patterns of transmission over time and space. The result is a window onto how major Puebloan societies came to be and how they have changed over time.

As an interdisciplinary conjunction, Puebloan Societies demonstrates the value of reengagement among anthropological subfields too often isolated from one another. The volume is an analytical whole greater than the sum of its parts: a new synthesis in this fascinating region of human cultural history.

Peter M. Whiteley is a curator of North American ethnology at the American Museum of Natural History. His research on Hopi social organization has resulted in multiple publications. He has also conducted ethnographic and ethnohistoric research and written on several other Pueblo social histories, notably Laguna, Isleta, Kewa, and Tesuque.


Chapter One. Introduction: Homology and Heterogeneity in Puebloan Social History
Peter M. Whiteley
Chapter Two. Ma:tu'in: The Bridge between Kinship and "Clan" in the Tewa Pueblos of New Mexico
Richard I. Ford
Chapter Three. The Historical Anthropology of Tewa Social Organization
Scott G. Ortman
Chapter Four. Taos Social History: A Rhizomatic Account
Severin M. Fowles
Chapter Five. From Keresan Bridge to Tewa Flyover: New Clues about Pueblo Social Formations
Peter M. Whiteley
Chapter Six. The Historical Linguistics of Kin-term Skewing in Puebloan Languages
Jane H. Hill
Chapter Seven. Archaeological Expressions of Ancestral Hopi Social Organization
Kelley Hays-Gilpin and Dennis Gilpin
Chapter Eight. A Diachronic Perspective on Household and Lineage Structure in a Western Pueblo Society
Triloki Nath Pandey
Chapter Nine. An Archaeological Perspective on Zuni Social History
Barbara J. Mills and T. J. Ferguson
Chapter Ten. From Mission to Mesa: Reconstructing Pueblo Social Networks during the Pueblo Revolt Period
Robert W. Preucel and Joseph R. Aguilar
Chapter Eleven. Dimensions and Dynamics of Pre-Hispanic Pueblo Organization and Authority: The Chaco Canyon Conundrum
Stephen Plog
Chapter Twelve. Afterword: Reimagining Archaeology as Anthropology
John A. Ware

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