Tecpan Guatemala A Modern Maya Town in Global and Local Context

ISBN-10: 0813337224

ISBN-13: 9780813337227

Edition: 2002 (Revised)

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Description: This case study of a highland Guatemala town examines what it means to be Maya in a rapidly changing and globalised world. It provides an historical synopsis of the Kaqchikel Maya from pre-Columbian, through colonial times to the 21st century.

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Book details

List price: $36.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 8/13/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550

Series Editor Preface
Introduction
Acknowledgments
Tecpan
A Land of Contrasts
Opening Closed Communities
Hearth and Home
Kinship and Family Life
Rhythms of Community
Tecpan, circa 2000
The Guatemalan Context
Classifying and Quantifying a Country and Its People
A Turbulent Past
Interpreting the News from Guatemala
The Murder of Bishop Juan Gerardi
Maya Histories
Reaching Back to the Lives of the Ancient Maya
Postclassic Highlands
Spanish Colonization
Maya Agency and the Colonial Encounter
Natural Disaster, Political Violence, and Cultural Resurgence
La Violencia
Cultural Revitalization
Kaqchikel Hearts, Souls, and Selves: Competing Religions and Worldviews
A Dominant Frame for Defining the Essential (Maya) Person
Complicating Terms and Meanings
Maya Religious and Healing Specialists
Belief and Intergenerational Change
Catholicism
Protestantism
The K'u'x of Darkness and Beyond
Language, Dress, and Identity
Kaqchikel Language and Culture
The Fabric of Cultural Identity
Kaqchikel Mayan and Traje: Resonating Issues
The Land and Its Fruits: Cultural Associations in Changing Economic Times
Milpa Agriculture
The Dangerous and Bucolic: Lands Beyond the Edge of Town
From Beans to Broccoli and More
Juana and Paco
Discussion
Conclusion: Tecpan Maya in the Contemporary World
Glossary
Reference
Index
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