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Ethnohistory (2015) 62 (3): 469–495.
Published: 01 July 2015
... Writing without Words: Alternative Literacies in Mesoamerica and the Andes . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Boone Elizabeth Hill Urton Gary 2011 Their Way of Writing: Scripts, Signs, and Pictographies in Pre-Columbian America . Washington, DC : Dumbarton Oaks . Bricker...
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Ethnohistory (2015) 62 (1): 179–180.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Andrew Denson Literacy and Intellectual Life in the Cherokee Nation, 1820–1906 . By Parins James W. . ( Norman : University of Oklahoma Press , 2013 . xvi + 276 pp., acknowledgments, introduction, illustrations, selected bibliography, index . $34.95 cloth.) Copyright 2015...
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Ethnohistory (2015) 62 (3): 409–420.
Published: 01 July 2015
... Words: Alternative Literacies in Mesoamerica and the Andes . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Bricker Victoria Orie Olanike 2014 Schwa in the Modern Yucatecan Languages and Orthographic Evidence of Its Presence in Colonial Yucatecan Maya, Colonial Chontal, and Pre-columbian Maya...
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Ethnohistory (2015) 62 (3): 553–572.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Judith M. Maxwell The Maya people have long traditions of literacy, but the evidence of this literacy varies within regions. In the highlands, literacy switched to alphabetic representations shortly after contact, and as the indigenous nobility was extinguished, writing shifted more and more toward...
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Ethnohistory (2015) 62 (3): 573–595.
Published: 01 July 2015
... in a group's semiotic ideologies. In this essay I examine the role of semiotic ideologies in colonial Maya literacy through an analysis of abbreviation conventions, metalinguistic commentary, and the various kinds of signs explicitly employed in these written incantations' performance: “speech” ( tħan...
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Ethnohistory (2015) 62 (3): 651–674.
Published: 01 July 2015
... that made alphabetic writing a productive part of the project of reducción also made it impossible to control once introduced among the Maya. Alphabetic Literacy and Colonial Process in Yucatán William F. Hanks, University of California, Berkeley Abstract. The article outlines the formation...
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Ethnohistory (2013) 60 (2): 344–345.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Noble David Cook Beyond the Lettered City: Indigenous Literacies in the Andes . By Rappaport Joanne and Cummins Tom . ( Durham, NC : Duke University Press , 2012 . xvi + 350 pp., acknowledgments, introduction, illustrations, maps, bibliography, index . $94.95 cloth, $24.95...
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Ethnohistory (2000) 47 (3-4): 827–831.
Published: 01 October 2000
...Frances Karttunen Book Reviews Indigenous Literacies of the Americas: Language Planning from the Bot- tom Up. Edited by Nancy Hornberger. (New York: Mouton de Gruyter, pp., introduction, maps, illustrations, bibliographies, afterword...
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Ethnohistory (2010) 57 (1): 35–50.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Kathleen J. Bragdon This paper discusses the development of vernacular literacy among Massachusett and Wampanoag speakers of southern New England in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. While other research focuses on the role of Protestant missionaries in the conversion of native people...
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Ethnohistory (2010) 57 (1): 117–133.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Galen Brokaw Indigenous American societies pose serious problems for traditional theories of orality, literacy, and writing. This article attempts to deconstruct the orality-literacy dichotomy that has traditionally informed anthropological thought (whether it be of anthropologists, historians...
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Ethnohistory (2015) 62 (3): 445–468.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Gabrielle Vail This article contributes to the discussion of literacy in colonial Mesoamerica by providing a historical perspective concerning scribal practices in the pre-Hispanic Maya region—particularly those relating to the creation and use of screenfold codices—and interactions among different...
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Ethnohistory (2010) 57 (1): 73–85.
Published: 01 January 2010
... appropriation of the Latin alphabet and of European literacy practices by local indigenous intellectuals. This development led to the inception of a novel textual genre, the biyee, an alphabetic, pluralistic, multilayered rendering of the Zapotec 260-day divinatory calendar. I also contend that, as they moved...
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Ethnohistory (2010) 57 (1): 87–116.
Published: 01 January 2010
...John F. Chuchiak, IV This paper offers a revisionist viewpoint on the nature of colonial Maya literacy, showing that the colonial Yucatec Maya elite utilized both the traditional hieroglyphic script and the new alphabetic writing skills taught by the Franciscan friars. By adapting and utilizing...
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Ethnohistory (2016) 63 (3): 469–495.
Published: 01 July 2016
... physically manifested their elite authors’ privileged access to literacy and their influence on local historiography. Furthermore, the títulos redefined the sociopolitical landscape by integrating written records of territorial claims, historical events, social relationships, and political status...
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Ethnohistory (2015) 62 (3): 525–552.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Amy George-Hirons When we consider questions of alphabetic, cultural, and visual literacy in colonial Mesoamerica, an analysis of the way in which the producers of the Book of Chilam Balam of Kaua appropriated European astronomical texts and images from medieval reportorios demonstrates much about...
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Ethnohistory (2010) 57 (4): 625–649.
Published: 01 October 2010
... Press. Butler, Rex 2002 “Bright Shadows”: Art, Aboriginality, and Aura. South Atlantic Quarterly 101 : 501 –18. Coiro, Julie, Michelle Knobel, Colin Lankshear, and Donald Leu, eds. 2008 Handbook of Research on New Literacies . New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates/Taylor and Francis...
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Ethnohistory (2006) 53 (3): 567–593.
Published: 01 July 2006
... when ‘‘we will make someone eat a revealing reference to the Hudson Bay Company, which formerly distributed rations by this day; and Saturday, the day when one does not observe the taboo (on work) for the last time.32 Literacy and Temporality Missionaries (and others) also introduced to native...
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Ethnohistory (2015) 62 (4): 803–806.
Published: 01 October 2015
... for Ethnohistory 804 Index Keegan, William F. Mobility and Disdain: Columbus and Cannibals in the Land of Cotton 1 Knowlton, Timothy W. Literacy and Healing: Semiotic Ideologies and the Entextualization of Colonial Maya Medical...
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Ethnohistory (2010) 57 (1): 1–9.
Published: 01 January 2010
..., Elizabeth Hill, and Walter D. Mignolo, eds. 1994 Writing without Words: Alternative Literacies in Mesoamerica and the Andes . Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Cohen, Matt 2008 Prospectus: Early American Mediascapes. Presentation at the conference Early American Mediascapes , Duke University...
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Ethnohistory (2015) 62 (1): 177–179.
Published: 01 January 2015
... and personal security within their marriages Book Reviews 179 than did the missionaries who labored to persuade them to adopt the very practices that often confounded and perplexed their own lives. DOI 10.1215/00141801-2821761 Literacy...