Books published by Univ Pr of Colorado


The Kowoj

Univ Pr of Colorado | February 28, 2009 | 458 pages
Neighbors of the better-known Itza in the central Petén lakes region of Guatemala, the Kowoj Maya have been studied for little more than a decade. The Kowoj: Identity, Migration, and Geopolitics in Late Postclassic Petén, Guatemalasummarizes the results of recent research into this... More Info

The world below

Univ Pr of Colorado | November 15, 2004 | 271 pages
Jacques Galinier surveys both traditional Otomí cosmology and colonial and contemporary Catholic rituals to illustrate the complexity of continuity and change in Mesoamerican religious ideology and practice. Galinier explores the problems of historical and family memory, models of space and time,... More Info

Forjando patria

Univ Pr of Colorado | January 15, 2010 | 176 pages
Often considered the father of anthropological studies in Mexico, Manuel Gamio originally published Forjando Patria in 1916. This groundbreaking manifesto for a national anthropology of Mexico summarizes the key issues in the development of anthropology as an academic discipline and the... More Info

Carrying the word

Univ Pr of Colorado | November 30, 2009 | 303 pages
In Carrying the Word: The Concheros Dance in Mexico City, the only full length study of the Concheros dancers, Susanna Rostas delves into the experience of this unique group, whose use of dance links rural religious practices with urban post-modern innovation in distinctive ways even within Mexican... More Info