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Mesoamerican FigurinesSmall-Scale Indices of Large-Scale Social Phenomena$
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Christina T. Halperin, Katherine A. Faust, Rhonda Taube, and Aurore Giguet

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813033303

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813033303.001.0001

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Making a World of Their Own

Making a World of Their Own

Mesoamerican Figurines and Mesoamerican Figurine Analysis

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Mesoamerican Figurines

Rosemary A. Joyce

University Press of Florida

The three questions raised by the previous chapters are the following: Is there a feasible project that can be referred to as Mesoamerican figurine studies?; What are the necessary elements, and how can these be supplied?; and Can this project cover the diversity in the various approaches and accommodate contradiction? In this sense, scholars have focused on this particular area have to consider carefully the subject of study and how different interpretations should be handled. This chapter presents an argument for contextual analyses attributed to the life histories of miniaturized representational objects that includes media, representational content, scale, and semiosis forms under the heading of “Mesoamerican figurines.” This final chapter attempts to define figural materialities, miniaturization, and other important aspects of Mesoamerican figurines.

Keywords:   Mesoamerican figurine studies, contradiction, contextual analyses, life histories, miniaturization, figural materialities

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