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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 (2010) 57 (1): 175–182.
Published: 01 January 2010
..., language ideology, and multileveled semiotic functioning. As the illustrations discussed here suggest, writing and other forms of graphic representation powerfully connect the ideological and material cultural realms, and their patterns of use (including production, distribution, circulation...
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Ethnohistory (2008) 55 (3): 417–438.
Published: 01 July 2008
...Juan Luis Rodriguez This essay will discuss contending language ideologies in early twentieth-century efforts at translating Warao into Spanish. It will analyze the linguistic and semiotic collision between the Warao and the emerging Venezuelan nation-state. Its main focus will be on the Catholic...
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Ethnohistory (2012) 59 (1): 27–49.
Published: 01 January 2012
... and semiotic concerns. The conclusion suggests that a reexamination of the elements of autobiography en abyme in Crashing Thunder provides a framework for investigating the politics of culture and identity that shaped both Blowsnake's text and Paul Radin's ethnographic portrait of Ho-Chunk society...
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Ethnohistory (2008) 55 (4): 509–524.
Published: 01 October 2008
... such as Mexico and Guatemala, brokers also often come to represent in a semiotic sense the very oppositions they seek to negotiate through their literal embodiment of the affinities and antipathies that their relations with those above and those below help to institutionalize. Teasing out these political...
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Ethnohistory (2010) 57 (1): 117–133.
Published: 01 January 2010
... that the use of natural signs is not limited to the images and figures of the iconographic script, but also extends to semiotic practices that employ the objects themselves. Of particular interest here is Valadés’s use of the term “polygraphy.” This term literally means “writing in many forms...
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Ethnohistory (2003) 50 (3): 575–585.
Published: 01 July 2003
...- ous experiential and semiotic strands of the phenomenon. My article drew on this paradox, attempting to describe how tourists constructed their experiences semiotically, seeking authenticity through the framing...
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Ethnohistory (2006) 53 (2): 442–443.
Published: 01 April 2006
..., remaining either unpublished or having a limited distribution. There has been even less research on patrimonial khipu: khipu preserved by indige- nous communities but no longer used as a productive semiotic medium. Frank Salomon’s The Cord Keepers helps remedy this problem by pro- viding a full-length...
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Ethnohistory (2006) 53 (2): 439–441.
Published: 01 April 2006
..., remaining either unpublished or having a limited distribution. There has been even less research on patrimonial khipu: khipu preserved by indige- nous communities but no longer used as a productive semiotic medium. Frank Salomon’s The Cord Keepers helps remedy this problem by pro- viding a full-length...
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Ethnohistory (2012) 59 (3): 597–630.
Published: 01 July 2012
... . Austin : University of Texas Press . Innis Robert E. , ed. 1985 Semiotics: An Introductory Anthology . Bloomington : Indiana University Press . Meddens Frank H. 1997 Function and Meaning of the Usnu in Late Horizon Peru . Tawantinsuyu 3 : 45 – 14 . Niles Susan...
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Ethnohistory (2019) 66 (2): 405–406.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Society for Ethnohistory 2019 In The Chicken and the Quetzal , Paul Kockelman integrates Piercian semiotic analysis with political economy to develop a framework for understanding the “entanglement” of types of value usually treated separately: use value (function), exchange value (price), semantic...
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Ethnohistory (2016) 63 (2): 445–446.
Published: 01 April 2016
... the category of the teixiptla . Through a semiotic analysis, Bassett defines the teixiptla as the localized embodiment of a conceptual teotl . Through proper ritual investiture, a teotl was turned into a teixiptla— a localized embodiment that now appeared as an object of devotion, be it as a statue...
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Ethnohistory (2012) 59 (1): 51–78.
Published: 01 January 2012
... The Archaeology of Ethnicity: Constructing Identities in the Past and Present . London : Routledge . Joyce Rosemary A. 2002 The Languages of Archaeology . Malden, MA : Blackwell . Keane Webb E. 2003 Semiotics and the Social Analysis of Material Things . Language and Communication...
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Ethnohistory (2015) 62 (2): 387–388.
Published: 01 April 2015
... under the direction of the senior Seven Old Women. Influ- enced by structuralism and semiotics, Anderson constructs the concept that “quillwork activated multiple paths and shapes of motion” (22). He finds evidence of such motion in, among other places, the repetition of move- ment when making...
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Ethnohistory (2015) 62 (3): 651–674.
Published: 01 July 2015
... Interim Summary We have so far concentrated on the semiotic characteristics of alphabetic writing as a technology for objectifying oral language. The acoustic image for which a letter stands serves as the object, and the grapheme names it in the formalism of the alphabet. In exchanging a letter...
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Ethnohistory (2010) 57 (1): 1–9.
Published: 01 January 2010
... [1969] The Semiology of Language. In Semiotics: An Introductory Anthology . Robert E. Innis, ed. Pp. 225 -46. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Boone, Elizabeth Hill 2000 Stories in Red and Black: Pictorial Histories of the Aztecs and Mixtecs . Austin: University of Texas Press. Boone...
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Ethnohistory (2020) 67 (3): 345–354.
Published: 01 July 2020
..., the fluidity of Mesoamerican categories of bird, human, and god becomes apparent. Simultaneously, these studies demonstrate the importance of indigenous knowledge of bird species, populations, and behaviors in shaping interactions with birds and in the production and semiotics of featherworks. Copyright...
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Ethnohistory (2000) 47 (3-4): 833–836.
Published: 01 October 2000
... to the material represented in Textile Tra- ditions comes at the expense of individual articles that for the most part are brief and focused on a specific ethnographic case. Schevill’s introduc- tion sorts out a number of common themes further developed by the con- tributors, from the semiotic content...
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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): 135–164.
Published: 01 January 2010
... and status of the number names and the language of quanti- tative values the khipu makers used? Did their number terms “mean” the same thing(s) as our own? For instance, did they have concepts of and terms for abstract numbers? If so, would these have mirrored (in semiotic terms) our own? Might...