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Indigenous Movements and Their Critics Pan-Maya Activism in Guatemala

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ISBN-10: 0691058822

ISBN-13: 9780691058825

Edition: 1999

Authors: Kay B. Warren

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In this first book-length treatment of Maya intellectuals in national and community affairs in Guatemala, Kay Warren presents an ethnographic account of Pan-Maya cultural activism through the voices, writings, and actions of its participants. Challenging the belief that indigenous movements emerge as isolated, politically unified fronts, she shows that Pan-Mayanism reflects diverse local, national, and international influences. She explores the movement's attempts to interweave these varied strands into political programs to promote human and cultural rights for Guatemala's indigenous majority and also examines the movement's many domestic and foreign critics. The book focuses on the years…    
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 12/27/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Transcription of Maya Languages and Personal Names
Introduction: Democracy, Marginality, and Ethnic Resurgence
Pan-Mayanism and Its Critics on Left and Right
Coalitions and the Peace Process
In Dialogue: Maya Skeptics and One Anthropologist
Civil War: Enemies Without and Within
Narrating Survival through Eyewitness Testimony
Interrogating Official History
Finding Oneself in a Sixteenth-century Chronicle of Conquest
"Each Mind Is a World": Person, Authority, and Community
Indigenous Activism across Generations
Conclusions: Tracing the "Invisible Thread of Ethnicity"
Summary of the Accord on Identity and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Questions from the 1989 Maya Workshop Directed to Foreign Linguists
Glossary: Acronyms, Organizations, and Cultural Terms
Notes
Bibliography
Index