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- DescriptionIn the past few decades, indigeus movements throughout the Americas have become the cornerstone of popular mobilizations. These movements have made their mark in diverse institutional and political landscapes. Although this prominence has been considered a recent phemen, it is but the latest example of the ongoing creativity of indigeus peoples in their efforts to achieve civil rights and legal recognition as differentiated cultural entities. Their struggle has changed the makeup of Latin American nation-states to the point that these can longer be conceived in conventional terms, that is, as culturally and linguistically homogeus. This book focuses on the emergence and political-cultural implications of Guatemala's Maya movement. It explores how, since the 1970s, indigeus peoples have been challenging established, hegemonic narratives of modernity, history, nation, and cultural identity as these relate to the indigeus world. For the most part, these narratives have been fabricated by n-indigeus writers who have had the power t only to produce and spread kwledge but also to speak for and about the Maya world. Contemporary Maya narratives promote nationalisms based on the reaffirmation of Maya ethnicity and languages that constitute what it means to be Maya in present-day society, as well as political-cultural projects oriented toward the future.
- Author(s)Emilio Del Valle Escalante
- PublisherSAR Press
- Date of Publication15/12/2009
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationSanta Fe
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSchool of American Research Press,U.S.
- Weight340 g
- Width152 mm
- Height224 mm
- Spine13 mm
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