Engineering Mountain Landscapes: An Anthropology of Social Investment

Engineering Mountain Landscapes: An Anthropology of Social Investment

Scheiber, Laura L. (editor); Maria Nieves Zedeno (editor)

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Place Published: Utah
Publisher: The University of Utah Press
Date Published: 2015
Edition: First edition
Binding: Paperback
Condition: New
ISBN: 9781607814337
Book Id: 49242

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264pp. Small Quarto (25.5cm); photo illustrated wraps.

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From back of book: "The diverse case studies presented in this collection explore the material record of North American mountain dwellers and habitual users of high-elevation resources in terms of social investment - the intergenerational commitment of a group to a particular landscape. Contributors look creatively at the significance of social investment and its material and nonmaterial consequences, addressing landscape engineering at different times through diverse theoretical standpoints and using archaeological, historical, and ethnographic data from varied mountain environments."