Households and Hegemony: Early Creek Prestige Goods, Symbolic Capital, and Social Power (Hardback)
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Households and Hegemony: Early Creek Prestige Goods, Symbolic Capital, and Social Power (Hardback)

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The long-term significance of the household as a social and economic forcea"particularly in relation to authority positions or institutionsa"has remained relatively unexplored in North American archaeology. Households and Hegemony makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the role households played in long-term cultural change after contact with European traders and settlers.

Drawing together information from ethnohistoric records and data from one of the largest excavations in Alabama's history (the Fusihatchee Project) Cameron B. Wesson re-examines changes in early Creek culture from before and after contact with Europeans beginning in the sixteenth century. Casting the household as a multifaceted cultural institution he contends that important social economic and political transformations occurred during this timea"changes that redefined the relationship between Creek households and authority. As avenues for exchange with outsiders broadened and diversified prestige trade goods usually associated with Creek elites became increasingly available to individual households so that contact with Europeans contributed to empowerment for Creek households and a weakening of traditional chiefly authority.

Wesson demonstrates that change within Creek culture in the historic period was shaped by small-scale social units and individual decisions rather than by the effects of larger social and political events. Households and Hegemony enriches our understanding of Creek history and makes a key contribution to comparative archaeological models of cultural change.

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803247956
Weight: 449 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm

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