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Monuments, Empires, and Resistance The Araucanian Polity and Ritual Narratives

ISBN-10: 0521872626

ISBN-13: 9780521872621

Edition: 2007

Authors: Tom D. Dillehay

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From AD 1550 to 1850, the Araucanian polity in southern Chile was a center of political resistance to the intruding Spanish empire. In this book, Tom D. Dillehay examines the resistance strategies of the Araucanians and how they used mound building and other sacred monuments to reorganize their political and culture life in order to unite against the Spanish. Drawing on anthropological research conducted over three decades, Dillehay focuses on the development of leadership, shamanism, ritual, and power relations. His study combines recent developments in social theory with the archaeological, ethnographic, and historical records. Both theoretically and empirically informed, this book is a fascinating account of the only indigenous ethnic group to successfully resist outsiders for more than three centuries and to flourish under these conditions.
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Book details

List price: $160.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/30/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 506
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Tom D. Dillehay is Professor of Anthropology at Vanderbilt University.

Introduction
Purposes, settings, and definitions
Shaping analogical and conceptual perspectives
Araucanian prehistory and history: old biases and new views
Imbricating social, material, metaphorical, and spiritual worlds
The ethnographies of kuel, narratives, and communities
An archaeological view of kuel and rehuekuel
Contact, fragmentation, and recruitment and the rehuekuel
Recursiveness, kinship geographies, and polity
Epilogue and dying mounds