This book is the first to analyze ethnicity in a single place over a span that covers prehistory, colonial history, and contemporary life. The authors bring to their various case studies data, methodologies, and concepts of their respective fields to show how Nahuan concepts of ethnic identity are not based on the notion of shared descent but rather on conceptions of shared place of origin and common history.
John K. Chance is professor of anthropology at Arizona State University.
Alan R. Sandstrom is professor of anthropology at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne.
Barbara L. Stark is professor of anthropology at Arizona State University.
James Taggart is professor of history and archaeology at Franklin and Marshall College.
Emily Umberger is professor of art history at Arizona State University.
Praise and Reviews:
"This is one of the best books available on the topic of ethnicity. [The authors] make a convincing argument for ethnicity's relevance in the world's socieites, past and present."—Hispanic American Historical Review
"An impressively informed and informative contribution."—The Midwest Book Review