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Symmetry Analysis of Step Fret Patterns on Ceramics and Other Media from Mesoamerica and the American Southwest: Continuities and Changes in a Shared Pattern System

Dorothy K. Washburn

in Ceramics of Ancient America: Multidisciplinary Approaches

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056067
eISBN:
9780813053820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056067.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The step fret motif is pervasive in ceramic design and other media throughout Mesoamerica and the American Southwest. Through both design structure and symmetry analysis, I show how the plane pattern ... More


How the West Was Known

Cameron B. Strang

in Frontiers of Science: Imperialism and Natural Knowledge in the Gulf South Borderlands, 1500-1850

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469640471
eISBN:
9781469640495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640471.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Although the Second Seminole War marked the effective end of the Gulf South as a borderland, encounters instigated by imperialism in the Southwest continued to affect the pursuit of knowledge in ... More


Each One the Same: Performance, Demography, and Violence at Sacred Ridge

Anna J. Osterholtz

in Massacres: Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology Approaches

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781683400691
eISBN:
9781683400813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400691.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

This study examines the social significance of extreme processing and performative violence at the massacre site Sacred Ridge in the North American Southwest. The analysis of the skeletal remains ... More


Politics, Imagination, Ideology, and the Realms of Our Possible Futures

Christopher Norment

in Standing between Life and Extinction: Ethics and Ecology of Conserving Aquatic Species in North American Deserts

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226694337
eISBN:
9780226694504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226694504.003.0025
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

The future of southwestern aquatic habitats and their native species is uncertain, due to possible impacts of climate-induced drought, population growth, and over-utilization of scarce water ... More


A Historical Ecological Perspective on Early Agriculture in the North American Southwest and Northwest Mexico

Patricia A. Gilman, Elizabeth M. Toney, and Nicholas H. Beale

in The Archaeology and Historical Ecology of Small Scale Economies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042428
eISBN:
9780813043074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042428.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

One focus of recent research on early agriculture (Late Archaic period—2000 B.C.–A.D. 150) in the southern Southwest of the United States and northwestern Mexico has been the debate surrounding the ... More


The Southwest

Steffen Hantke

in Monsters in the Machine: Science Fiction Film and the Militarization of America after World War II

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496805652
eISBN:
9781496805690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805652.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter switches the focus from iconic characters to iconic spaces, following the demographic changes brought about by World War II and the expansion of the domestic infrastructure during the ... More


The Other West: Latin America from Invasion to Globalization

Marcello Carmagnani

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247987
eISBN:
9780520947511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247987.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book provides a provocative interpretation of Latin American history and the region's place in the changing global political economy, from the discovery of America into the twenty-first century. ... More


Children of the Working Class: Environmental Marginality and Child Health at Black Mesa, Arizona (AD 900–1150)

Debra L. Martin, Jennifer L. Thompson, and John J. Crandall

in Tracing Childhood: Bioarchaeological Investigations of Early Lives in Antiquity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049830
eISBN:
9780813050324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049830.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Health in marginal environments is a global concern. In particular, children are extremely vulnerable to malnutrition and infection in such contexts. This chapter presents an analysis of subadult ... More


Hybrid Healing in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region

Brett Hendrickson

in Border Medicine: A TransCultural History of Mexican American Curanderismo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479834785
eISBN:
9781479843015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479834785.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter traces the history of the peoples and settlement patterns of the U.S.–Mexico border region, with particular emphasis on both the religious history of the area and the colonial nature of ... More


Teaching Region

Dwight B. Billings, Gina Caison, David A. Davis, Laura Hernández-Ehrisman, Philip Joseph, Kent C. Ryden, and Emily Satterwhite

in Appalachia in Regional Context: Place Matters

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175324
eISBN:
9780813175676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175324.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The final chapter in this book examines pedagogies of place. The seven authors discuss the pitfalls and promises of teaching regional studies in or on Appalachia, the South and Southwest, the ... More


In the Beginning: The Navajo Genesis

Jerrold Levy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211285
eISBN:
9780520920576
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211285.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book's analysis of Navajo creation and origin myths shows what other interpretations often overlook: that the Navajo religion is as complete and nuanced an attempt to answer humanity's big ... More


Jack Teagarden’s Southwestern Sound: A musical prodigy and his field

Alex W. Rodriguez

in Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Education, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199685851
eISBN:
9780191806049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685851.003.0031
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter examines the early life and musical development of Weldon Leo “Jack” Teagarden (1905–1964), a trombone virtuoso whose unique style set an important precedent for early jazz practice. ... More


Channels of Healing

Brett Hendrickson

in Border Medicine: A TransCultural History of Mexican American Curanderismo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479834785
eISBN:
9781479843015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479834785.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the importance of metaphysical worldviews at play in the lives of multiethnic populations in both northern Mexico and the American Southwest. More specifically, it considers the ... More


Unified Framework III: Human Interactions with Biodiversity

Anna A. Sher and Bruce M. Kahn

in Biodiversity in Drylands: Toward a Unified Framework

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195139853
eISBN:
9780197561720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195139853.003.0025
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Considering humans as components of ecosystems is not new; geographers have been doing it in human ecology departments for decades (see Field and Burch 1988). There have also been many volumes ... More


8 Unified Framework I: Interspecific Interactions and Species Diversity in Drylands

Gary A. Polis and Robert D. Holt

in Biodiversity in Drylands: Toward a Unified Framework

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195139853
eISBN:
9780197561720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195139853.003.0013
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

The goal of this chapter is to delineate how abiotic conditions, regional processes, and species interactions influence species diversity at local scales in drylands. There is a very rich literature ... More


11 The Impact of Animals on Species Diversity in Arid-Land Plant Communities

Andrew Wilby and Bertrand Boeken

in Biodiversity in Drylands: Toward a Unified Framework

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195139853
eISBN:
9780197561720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195139853.003.0017
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

There are many mechanisms whereby animal activity can directly or indirectly influence the species diversity of plant communities. Most obviously, herbivory can influence the species composition ... More


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