Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association (Heftet)

Craft Production and Domestic Economy in Ancient Mesoamerica Housework

Serie: Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association 19

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2010
Antall sider: 252
Forlag: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association
Serienummer: 19
ISBN/EAN: 9781444336696
Omtale: Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association
Householdsare, without question, the most important social units in humansociety. They are interactive social units whose primary concern isthe day-to-day well being of their kith and kin. Householdsreproduce themselves and provide their members with the economic,psychological, and social resources necessary to live their lives.Although households vary enormously in size and organization, theyare the fundamental social settings in which families are definedand cultural values are transmitted through a range of domesticactivities and rituals. Despite their many functions, it is therange and productivity of their economic activities that determinethe success, survival and well being of their members. Householdsare the primary production and consumption units in society andprovide the vehicle through which resources are pooled, stored, anddistributed to their members. Survival and reproduction is theirbusiness and the work they do determines theirsuccess.

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