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Mechanisms of Colonial Transformation at the Port of Veracruz and the Northwest Florida Presidios


Abstract I propose a new approach for the analysis of social transformations within the context of colonialism. Drawing on concepts used by historical sociologists, combined with insights from historians and archaeologists, I forge a synthesis of relational mechanisms that concatenated into processes of categorical change. Within the social sciences, mechanisms are formally defined as specific classes of events or social interactions that are causally linked and tend to repeat under specific conditions, potentially resulting in widespread social transformations. Examples of mechanisms include formal inscription through spatial segregation and adjustments in individual position through socioeconomic mobility.

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Created Date 2019
Contributor Eschbach, Krista (Author) / Stark, Barbara L (Advisor) / Smith, Michael E (Advisor) / Alexander, Rani T (Committee member) / Worth, John E (Committee member) / Bearat, Hamdallah (Committee member) / Peeples, Matthew A (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Archaeology / Archaeology / Ceramics / Colonial / Comparative / History / Spanish
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 841 pages
Language English
Copyright
Note Doctoral Dissertation Anthropology 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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