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The Social Dynamics of Coalescence: Ancestral Wendat Communities 1400-1550 C.E.

Abstract Coalescence is a distinctive process of village aggregation that creates larger, socially cohesive communities from smaller, scattered villages. This dissertation asks: how do individual and collective social relationships change throughout the process of coalescence, and how might these relationships contribute to the social cohesiveness of a coalescent community?

Coalescent communities share characteristics that reveal the relationship between collective action and collective identities in their social dynamics. Collective identity is a shared sense of oneness among members of a group. It can be understood as the product of two processes: categorical and relational identification. Categorical identification is a shared association with ... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Striker, Sarah (Author) / Hegmon, Michelle (Advisor) / Michelaki, Kostalena (Advisor) / Williamson, Ron (Committee member) / Abbott, David (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Archaeology / Social research / Ceramic / Coalescence / Huron-Wendat / Iroquois / Ontario / Social theory
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 271 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Anthropology 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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