Tecpan Guatemala: A Modern Maya Town In Global And Local Context (Westview Case Studies In Anthropology)

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Tecpan Guatemala: A Modern Maya Town In Global And Local Context (Westview Case Studies in Anthropology)

This case study of a highland Guatemala town examines what it means to be Maya in a rapidly changing and globalized world. In providing an historical synopsis of the Kaqchikel Maya from pre-Columbian and Colonial times to the present day, this volume focuses on the dynamics of clutural boundaries in light of the use of the Kaqchikel language versus Spanish, the growing role of Protestantism and the revitalization of Maya religion versus Catholicism, and the effects of violent civil war on social networks. It examines the role of weaving and export agriculture in linking Tecpanecos to larger economic and political orbits and for defining local, regional, and national identities. As a result, this accessibly written book demonstrates that even seemingly traditional Maya cultural forms are actively constructed in the context of intense global connections.

Specifications of Tecpan Guatemala: A Modern Maya Town In Global And Local Context (Westview Case Studies in Anthropology)

GENERAL
AuthorEdward F Fischer, Carol Hendrickson
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
ISBN-100813337224
ISBN-139780813337227
PublisherWestview Press
Number Of Pages184
Publication Date2002-08-13
DIMENSIONS
Height9 inch.
Length6 inch.
Width0.41 inch.
Weight0.6 pounds.

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