The Resource The pursuit of ruins : archaeology, history, and the making of modern Mexico, Christina Bueno

The pursuit of ruins : archaeology, history, and the making of modern Mexico, Christina Bueno

Label
The pursuit of ruins : archaeology, history, and the making of modern Mexico
Title
The pursuit of ruins
Title remainder
archaeology, history, and the making of modern Mexico
Statement of responsibility
Christina Bueno
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book, then, is essentially about objects. It examines how the ruins of the ancient Indians--monuments overtaken by nature and used by foreigners and local people for centuries--were transformed into museum pieces and official sites. It looks at the making of patrimony, how the pots and statues of the Toltecs, Aztecs, and many other ancient cultures became Mexican objects. It does not pretend to be an intellectual or institutional history of archaeology, nor a comprehensive history of the science. Instead, it focuses on archaeology's role in nation building during one of Mexico's pivotal regimes, a dictatorship that is often thought to have brought the country its first modern state. It explores the process of constructing an ancient patrimony and past--the Porfirian government's effort to cast a net over the pre-Hispanic remains and draw them into the fold of the state"--Introduction
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
972/.01
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
F1219
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Diálogos series
Label
The pursuit of ruins : archaeology, history, and the making of modern Mexico, Christina Bueno
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One. Ruins and meaning -- A day at the ruins -- Ruins and the state -- Part Two. The archaeologists -- The museum men -- El inspector -- Part Three. Making patrimony -- Guarding -- Inspecting -- Centralizing -- Reconstructing -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn941140356
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826357335
Lccn
2016009414
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35133910
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)941140356
  • ebl0826357334

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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