The Resource Architectural communities of practice: : ancestral Pueblo kiva production during the Chaco and post-Chaco periods in the Northern Southwest, by Susan Ryan

Architectural communities of practice: : ancestral Pueblo kiva production during the Chaco and post-Chaco periods in the Northern Southwest, by Susan Ryan

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Architectural communities of practice: : ancestral Pueblo kiva production during the Chaco and post-Chaco periods in the Northern Southwest
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Architectural communities of practice:
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ancestral Pueblo kiva production during the Chaco and post-Chaco periods in the Northern Southwest
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by Susan Ryan
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eng
Summary
This study analyzes the vernacular architecture of ancestral Pueblo kivas dating from the Pueblo II (A.D. 900-1150) and Pueblo III (A.D. 1150-1300) periods in the northern, middle, and southern San Juan regions in the American Southwest in order to shed light on communities of practice and their social, temporal, and spatial production practices. This research specifically examines kivas--or round rooms used for ritual and domestic activities--to address how architecture, as a symbolic system, emphasized the ways in which sign-objects were actively mediated by communities of practice and how their semiotic signatures can shed light on material expressions of ancestral Pueblo group identity. The theoretical perspectives used within this study are influenced by the work of educators and anthropologists analyzing the processes by which knowledge and skills are learned and transmitted from one generation to the next--these processes are responsible for the continuity of all material culture. This study adopts a community of practice approach to analyzing ancestral Pueblo kiva architecture for two primary reasons. First, the continuity of all material culture--including architecture--depends on the processes by which knowledge and skills are learned and transmitted from one generation to the next. Second, architectural production is an additive technology in which variations in learning frameworks are encoded as choices made by production groups during construction. The methodological applications used within this study are crucial to the identification and analysis of communities of practice in that additive vernacular architectural forms are encoded with learned production techniques. Learned production techniques were materially manifested as unique modes of fabrication and were recognized as the semiotic signatures of particular communities of practice. This study is the seedling from which larger research may germinate, providing insights into large-scale anthropological processes including identity formation and maintenance, population movement, the psychological effects of population aggregation, the nature and extent of social networks, the transmission and practice of learning, the production and movement of material culture, and the development and dissolution of political and ritual organization
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Ryan, Susan Christine
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Arizona, 2013.
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publication of autonomous or semi autonomous component of government
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  • illustrations
  • maps
  • charts
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Architecture
  • Kivas
  • Southwest
  • Community archaeology
  • Anthropology
  • Ancestral Pueblo
  • Pueblo architecture
  • Chaco culture
  • Chaco culture
  • Indians of North America
  • Pueblos
  • Kivas
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • San Juan River (Colo.-Utah)
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Architectural communities of practice: : ancestral Pueblo kiva production during the Chaco and post-Chaco periods in the Northern Southwest, by Susan Ryan
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http://arizona.openrepository.com/arizona/handle/10150/299119
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  • UMI 3590054
  • UMI Dissertation Services: 3590054
  • Includes bibliographical references (p.672-717)
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
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717 pages
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps, plans
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  • (OCoLC)885279341
  • 1111149
  • (OCoLC)ocn885279341
  • (Pol)1111149
Label
Architectural communities of practice: : ancestral Pueblo kiva production during the Chaco and post-Chaco periods in the Northern Southwest, by Susan Ryan
Link
http://arizona.openrepository.com/arizona/handle/10150/299119
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • UMI 3590054
  • UMI Dissertation Services: 3590054
  • Includes bibliographical references (p.672-717)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
717 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps, plans
System control number
  • (OCoLC)885279341
  • 1111149
  • (OCoLC)ocn885279341
  • (Pol)1111149

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