Publisher: Derechos Asegurados
Place: Mexico City
6 volumes. 420 pages with plates, tables and figures. (Articles by 17 various authors in the field of anthropology); 571 pages with two foldout maps, tables and figures; 345 pages with seven fold out maps, tables, foldout figure and accordion fold "El Lienzo de Jucutacato"; 399 pages with tables; 330+[25 maps (two folding) and 21 foldout table] pages with tables (four folding) and maps (two folding);551 pages with tables (some folding), plates and figures. Royal octavo (9 1/4" 7 1/4") bound in three quarter leather. Prologue by Silva Herzog. From the library of Professor Robert "Van" Kemper First edition.
Miguel Othon de Mendizabal wss an educator and Mexican anthropologist who fought for agrarian reform and the welfare of the indigenous people of Mexico. He studied at the National Preparatory School and later at the National Museum of Archaeology, Ethnography and History. In the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) worked as chief investigator in the Mezquital Valley (Hidalgo state) and then as director of the Institute for Social Research. He worked for the National Polytechnic Institute and head of the Laboratory of Anthropology and later became director of the Institute of Economic Research. During the administration of President Lazaro Cardenas (1934-1940) he served as advisor to the Department of Indian Affairs and director of the Workers' University. His work, scattered in journals, was published in six volumes under the title Collected Works (1946). He also published An Essay on the American native civilizations, The Nahua chronology, The evolution of the indigenous cultures of Mexico and the division of labor, The evolution of northwestern Mexico, Mining and Mexican metallurgy, Four problems of indigenous and Agricultural developments Mezquital Valley, among others. Included is El Lienzo de Jucutacato with the codex in folder.
Robert V. Kemper, born in San Diego, California, on November 21, 1945, resided in Dallas, Texas, where he was Professor of Anthropology at Southern Methodist University. He received his Ph.D. in Anthropology in 1971 from the University of California at Berkeley and spent the academic year 1971-1972 there as a National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellow in Mexican American Studies before joining the SMU faculty. At SMU, he served as Chair of the Department of Anthropology, President of the Faculty Senate, and member of the University Board of Trustees. His research interests included migration and urbanization, history of anthropology, community development, tourism, Mexico, and the United States. His numerous publications include Anthropologists in Cities (1974), Migration and Adaptation: Tzintzuntzan Peasants in Mexico City (1977), Migration Across Frontiers: Mexico and the United States (1979), Chronicling Cultures: Long-Term Field Research in Anthropology (2002), and Urban Life (5th ed., 2010). He has served as President of the Society for Latin American Anthropology and the Society for Urban Anthropology, as well as editor of Human Organization, editor for Social-Cultural Anthropology of the American Anthropologist, and associate editor for Urban Anthropology.
Bound in three quarter leather with "Kemper" stamped to spine heal. Some staining to leather else a very good set.
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