Gender and Power in Prehispanic Mesoamerica

"This is a tremendously significant contribution to the field... It provides a new model of how social inequality first emerged in ancient societies. It provides an accessible, convincing demonstration of Judith Butler's performance theory. And it resolves some quandaries about gender construction and the female body that have plagued feminist theory. This is a huge, important book." --Elizabeth M. Brumfiel, John S. Ludington Trustees' Professor of Anthropology, Albion College