Ceramics and the Spanish Conquest: Response and Continuity by Gilda Hernandez Sanchez

By Gilda Hernandez Sanchez

The Spanish colonization dramatically interrupted the independent improvement of old Mesoamerican tradition. however, indigenous societies learnt to reside with the conquest. It used to be not just a time of trouble, but additionally an awfully inventive period of time within which fabric tradition mirrored indigenous peoples' diverse responses and variations to the altering conditions. This paintings offers insights into the method of cultural continuity and alter within the indigenous international by way of concentrating on pottery know-how within the Nahua (Aztec) zone of imperative Mexico. The past due pre-colonial, early colonial and present-day features of this are explored which will come to a renewed realizing of its long term improvement. with a contribution by way of Iliana Yunuen Caloca Rhi

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Thus Said, and the other 22 chapter one two main thinkers of this approach, Gayatri Spivak (1985) and Homi Bhabha (1989), called “post-colonial discourse” the act of rethinking and re-formulating historical experiences which had once been based on geographical separation of peoples and cultures. They claimed that a few countries controlled the representation of culture while the rest of the world was not only underrepresented, but also misrepresented. Such hegemonic ideologies reinforced colonial stereotypes, made polarized distinctions between the ‘we’ and the ‘other’, and considered the first as the model and direction of civilization.

In this relationship the level of strangeness between colonizers and colonized is very relevant. From the colonized is expected acculturation to the values and habits of the colonizers; however, there is not an important contra-acculturation on the part of the colonizers through loans from the controlled civilization. In addition, colonialism is not only a relationship between lords and servers, but it is also a special interpretation of this relationship. The Spanish colonization of Mesoamerica is an example of this kind of intercultural encounter.

After this early start, the archaeology of colonialism in Mexico again receives attention in the 1960s (see Fournier 1999; Fournier and Miranda 1992:76). However it is still in early stages. In comparison to the well-developed pre-Hispanic archaeology, archaeology of colonial contexts requires more case studies to elaborate chronological schemes and to characterize typical architecture and material culture of that period. g. Gámez 2003; Goggin 1968; Gómez and Fernández 2005, 2007; Lister and Lister 1974, 1978, 1982, 1987; López Cervantes 1976), while native responses to the colonial society have received less attention (important exceptions are Charlton and Fournier 1993; Charlton et al.

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