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
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

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)

Table of Contents

A note on Mayan orthography
Introduction : Mayan women as history1
Ch. 1"Our star and a vision for us" : a midwife's tale of social change and control, 1931-196631
Ch. 2"And all the men could do was work in the fields" : female perspectives on Guatemala's international agro-export economy, 1875-196561
Ch. 3From quotidian tasks to entrepreneurial opportunities : Mayan women and labor in Highland Guatemala, 1890-196591
Ch. 4"What is indio, if the nation is indigenous?" : ethnic violence, gender, and nationalism in Guatemala, 1944 to 1967129
Ch. 5Degrees of education : Mayan women and public schools, 1900-1965177
Conclusion : (re)positioning Mayan women in the past207
AppDescription of oral history informants by town or Aldea

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