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Joyce, Rosemary A. 1956-

Works: 67 works in 226 publications in 2 languages and 6,589 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  Fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Performer, Contributor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: F1435, 972.81016
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rosemary A Joyce
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 656 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 )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 609 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 515 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
Gender and power in Prehispanic Mesoamerica by Rosemary A Joyce( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 486 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
Women in prehistory : North America and Mesoamerica by Cheryl Claassen( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mesoamerican archaeology : theory and practice( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprised of 12 chapters by leading archaeologists, Mesoamerican Archaeology engages the chronological benchmarks of precolumbian social development in the region
Cerro Palenque : power and identity on the Maya periphery by Rosemary A Joyce( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond kinship : social and material reproduction in house societies( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The languages of archaeology : dialogue, narrative, and writing by Rosemary A Joyce( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 262 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
Embodied lives : figuring ancient Maya and Egyptian experience by Lynn Meskell( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 239 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
Social patterns in pre-classic Mesoamerica : a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 9 and 10 October 1993( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encounters with the Americas by Rosemary A Joyce( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 145 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
Material relations : the marriage figurines of prehispanic Honduras by Julia A Hendon( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 138 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"--
Disturbing bodies : perspectives on forensic anthropology( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anything to win! by Rosemary A Joyce( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in Spanish and English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A high school romance
Things in motion : object itineraries in anthropological practice( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The contributors to Things in Motion, collectively, demonstrate the dynamic capacity of things in motion, from the point where things emerge from source material, to their circulation in the contemporary world, including their extended circulation through reproduction in other media. The various chapters show that examining the itineraries of things multiplies the assemblages things form and multiplies the sites at which we can recognize things in motion. None of the things discussed seem to ever have died. Their itineraries are continued by their movement in and out of museums and curation facilities, where many of them have come to rest temporarily, the circulation of their images, and their adaptation in sometimes unexpected contemporary material culture. Their itineraries also include the scholarship about them, to which this volume contributes, making it another site assembled by these active things"--Provided by publisher
Tarnished victory by Rosemary A Joyce( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in Spanish and English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 30 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.)
Bond of love by Rosemary A Joyce( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love or glory? by Rosemary A Joyce( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in Spanish and English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Joyce, Rosemary 1956-

Joyce, Rosemary A.

Rosemary Joyce American anthropologist and social archaeologist

Rosemary Joyce Amerikaans wetenschapster

English (148)

Spanish (16)

Maya historyThe Oxford handbook of archaeologyGender and power in Prehispanic MesoamericaWomen in prehistory : North America and MesoamericaMesoamerican archaeology : theory and practiceBeyond kinship : social and material reproduction in house societiesThe languages of archaeology : dialogue, narrative, and writingEmbodied lives : figuring ancient Maya and Egyptian experience