Engendering Mayan History: Mayan Women as Agents and Conduits of History, 1870-1900

Engendering Mayan History: Mayan Women as Agents and Conduits of History, 1870-1900

by David Carey Jr., David Carey Jr, Jr. David Carey
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415945593

ISBN-13: 9780415945592

Pub. Date: 06/01/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Presenting Mayan history from the perspective of Mayan women--whose voices until now have not been documented--David Carey allows these women to present their worldviews in their native language, adding a rich layer to recent Latin American historiography, and increasing our comprehension of indigenous perspectives of the past.

Drawing on years of research among the

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Presenting Mayan history from the perspective of Mayan women--whose voices until now have not been documented--David Carey allows these women to present their worldviews in their native language, adding a rich layer to recent Latin American historiography, and increasing our comprehension of indigenous perspectives of the past.

Drawing on years of research among the Maya that specifically documents women's oral histories, Carey gives Mayan women a platform to discuss their views on education, migrant labor, work in the home, female leadership, and globalization. These oral histories present an ideal opportunity to understand indigenous women's approach to history, the apparent contradictions in gender roles in Mayan communities, and provide a distinct conceptual framework for analyzing Guatamalan, Mayan, and Latin American history.

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ISBN-13:
9780415945592
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/01/2005
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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