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Joyce, Rosemary A. 1956-

Works: 50 works in 159 publications in 2 languages and 5,253 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: F1435, 972.81016
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rosemary A Joyce
Gender and power in Prehispanic Mesoamerica by Rosemary A Joyce( Book )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Gender was a fluid potential, not a fixed category, before the Spaniards came to Mesoamerica. Childhood training and ritual shaped, but did not set, adult gender, which could encompass third genders and alternative sexualities as well as "male" and "female." At the height of the Classic period, Maya rulers presented themselves as embodying the entire range of gender possibilities, from male through female, by wearing blended costumes and playing male and female roles in state ceremonies. This landmark book offers the first comprehensive description and analysis of gender and power relations in prehispanic Mesoamerica from the Formative Period Olmec world (ca. 1500-500 BC) through the Postclassic Maya and Aztec societies of the sixteenth century AD. Using approaches from contemporary gender theory, Rosemary Joyce explores how Mesoamericans created human images to represent idealized notions of what it meant to be male and female and to depict proper gender roles. She then juxtaposes these images with archaeological evidence from burials, house sites, and body ornaments, which reveals that real gender roles were more fluid and variable than the stereotyped images suggest."--Back cover
Ancient bodies, ancient lives : sex, gender, and archaeology by Rosemary A Joyce( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Today sex is treated as a natural duality in which males and females are fundamentally different, but as Rosemary Joyce demonstrates in this groundbreaking book, there has never been a single way that social life has been organized by sex. The ancient Greeks saw men and women as expressing varying degrees of a single sexual potential; many Native American societies considered sexual identity as something that changed and developed during a lifetime, and recognized three or four categories of sexual identity." From the bookjacket
Maya history by Tatiana Proskouriakoff( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ruins of Maya city-states occur throughout the Yucatan peninsula, Guatemala, Belize, and in parts of Honduras and El Salvador. But the people who built these sites remain imperfectly known. Though they covered standing monuments (stelae) and public buildings with hieroglyphic records of their deeds, no Rosetta Stone has yet turned up in Central America to help experts determine the exact meaning of these glyphs. Tatiana Proskouriakoff, a preeminent student of the Maya, made many breakthroughs in deciphering Maya writing, particularly in demonstrating that the glyphs record the deeds of actual human beings. This discovery opened the way for a history of the Maya, a monumental task that Proskouriakoff was engaged in before her death in 1985. Her work, Maya History, has been made ready for press by the able editorship of Rosemary Joyce. Maya History reconstructs the Classic Maya period (roughly A.D. 250-900) from the glyphic record on stelae at numerous sites, including Altar de Sacrificios, Copan, Dos Pilas, Naranjo, Piedras Negras, Quirigua, Tikal, and Yaxchilan. Proskouriakoff traces the spread of governmental institutions from the central Peten, especially from Tikal, to other city-states by conquest and intermarriage. And she also shows how the gradual introduction of foreign elements into Maya art mirrors the entry of outsiders who helped provoke the eventual collapse of the Classic Maya. Fourteen line drawings of monuments and over three hundred original drawings of glyphs amplify the text. Maya History has been long awaited by scholars in the field. It is sure to provoke lively debate and greater understanding of this important area in Mesoamerican studies
The Oxford handbook of archaeology ( Book )
17 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Archaeology--the study of human society everywhere in the world, from distant human origins to the present day--is a vast subject as well as one of great popular interest. As an academic discipline, it has its own history of development, and has a distinct ethical code. The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology brings together over forty expert authors to explain what archaeology is really about. This comprehensive volume will give the reader a sense of the history of archaeology and its main theoretical debates. It also explains the means by which archaeologists find, excavate, and date archaeological material, the use of new computer-based technologies for mapping and analyzing find, and the techniques used to make sense of these artefacts. Further chapters explore specific periods and places, and in conclusion there is a discussion of some broader ethical and political issues. The Handbook is designed to open up the world of archaeology to non-specialists and to provide an essential starting point for those who want to pursue particular topics in more depth. Above all, it will convey a sense of the excitement generated by archaeological work, stemming from the fact that in order to live a full life in the present it is necessary to have a rich and full understanding of the past
Women in prehistory : North America and Mesoamerica by Cheryl Claassen( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mesoamerican archaeology : theory and practice ( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comprised of 12 chapters by leading archaeologists, Mesoamerican Archaeology engages the chronological benchmarks of precolumbian social development in the region
The languages of archaeology : dialogue, narrative, and writing by Rosemary A Joyce( Book )
11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume examines the relationship between archaeology and language, analyzing the rhetorical practices through which archaeologists create representations of the past
Cerro Palenque : power and identity on the Maya periphery by Rosemary A Joyce( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beyond kinship : social and material reproduction in house societies ( Book )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Embodied lives : figuring ancient Maya and Egyptian experience by Lynn Meskell( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Material relations : the marriage figurines of prehispanic Honduras by Julia A Hendon( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Focusing on marriage figurines--double human figurines that represent relations formed through social alliances--Hendon, Joyce, and Lopiparo examine the material relations created in Honduras between AD 500 and 1000, a period of time when a network of social houses linked settlements of a variety of sizes in the region. The authors analyze these small, seemingly insignificant artifacts using the theory of materiality to understand broader social processes. They examine the production, use, and disposal of marriage figurines from six sites--Campo Dos, Cerro Palenque, Copán, Currusté, Tenampua, and Travesia--and explore their role in rituals and ceremonies, as well as in the forming of social bonds and the celebration of relationships among communities. They find evidence of historical traditions reproduced over generations through material media in social relations among individuals, families, and communities, as well as social differences within this network of connected yet independent settlements. Material Relations provides a new and dynamic understanding of how social houses functioned via networks of production and reciprocal exchange of material objects and will be of interest to Mesoamerican archaeologists, anthropologists, and art historians"--
Social patterns in pre-classic Mesoamerica : a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 9 and 10 October 1993 ( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Encounters with the Americas by Rosemary A Joyce( Book )
9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Richly illustrated catalog accompanied the renovated exhibition at Harvard's Peabody Museum. Like the exhibition, the catalog is divided into three parts: the age of encounter between indigenous and Spanish peoples; the classic Maya; and cultural survival in the contemporary world among the highland Maya of Guatemala, the Kuna people of Panama, and Amazonian societies. The authors present their own synthetic treatments of these subjects, supported by well-selected testimony from the actors themselves, such as Hernando Cortés, Sahagún's informants as presented by The Broken Spears, and recorded testimony from contemporary indigenous peoples"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Localidad y globalidad en el mundo maya prehispánico e indígena contemporáneo : estudios de espacio y género by Rosemary A Joyce( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twelve essays on social identity, gender and space in various historic and geographic contexts, ranging from pre-Colombian age to modern-day Mayan communities. First half deals with space, location and identity (social identity and daily life in late Classical period in Honduras; social identity in urban mosaic of Chunchucmil, Yucatan; social identity in contemporary archaeology; and others). Second contains papers on gender in domestic and ritual life (ethno-archaeological studies of domestic activities and spaces in Northern Yucatan, masculine and regional identity in phallic sculptures of northern lowlands, etc.)
Embodied Lives Figuring Ancient Maya and Egyptian Experience by Rosemary A Joyce( )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examining a wide range of archaeological data, and using it to explore issues such as the sexual body, mind/body dualism, body modification, and magical practices, Lynn Meskell and Rosemary Joyce offer a new approach to the Ancient Egyptian and Mayan understanding of embodiment. Drawing on insights from feminist theory, art history, phenomenology, anthropology and psychoanalysis, the book takes bodily materiality as a crucial starting point to the understanding and formation of self in any society, and sheds new light on Ancient Egyptian and Maya cultures. The book shows how a
Cerro Palenque, Valle del Ulua, Honduras : terminal classic interaction on the southern mesoamerican periphery by Rosemary A Joyce( )
5 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Revealing ancestral Central America ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Embodying personhood in prehispanic Costa Rica : October 15, 1993-January 16, 1994 by Rosemary A Joyce( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Women's work : images of production and reproduction in Pre-Hispanic southern Central America by Rosemary A Joyce( )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The design of an infrared laboratory for testing seeker components by B. W Smith( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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English (119)
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