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Tecpan Guatemala
A Modern Maya Town In Global And Local Context





ISBN 9780813337227
Published August 13, 2002 by Routledge
180 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

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