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Tecpan Guatemala

A Modern Maya Town In Global And Local Context, 1st Edition

By Edward F Fischer, Carol Hendrickson


184 pages

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This book discusses the indigenous people of Tecpan Guatemala, a predominantly Kaqchikel Maya town in the Guatemalan highlands. It seeks to build on the traditional strengths of ethnography while rejecting overly romantic and isolationist tendencies in the genre.

Table of Contents

Series Editor Preface -- Introduction -- Tecpán -- The Guatemalan Context -- Maya Histories -- Natural Disaster, Political Violence, and Cultural Resurgence -- Kaqchikel Hearts, Souls, and Selves: Competing Religions and Worldviews -- Language, Dress, and Identity -- The Land and Its Fruits: Cultural Associations in Changing Economic Times -- Conclusion: Tecpán Maya in the Contemporary World

About the Authors

Fischer, Edward F | Hendrickson, Carol

About the Series

Case Studies in Anthropology

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General