Pluralizing Ethnography: Comparison and Representation in Maya Cultures, Histories, and Identities / Edition 1

Pluralizing Ethnography: Comparison and Representation in Maya Cultures, Histories, and Identities / Edition 1

by John M. Watanabe, Richard G. Fox, Gary H. Gossen, Christine A. Kray
     
 

ISBN-10: 1930618360

ISBN-13: 9781930618367

Pub. Date: 04/15/2004

Publisher: School for Advanced Research Press

Concentrating on the continuities and discontinuities of cultural and linguistic studies and identities, contributors present ten essays on the Maya of Guatemala and Mexico. The essays come from a seminar held in October of 2000 which sought to compare the histories and emerging cultural futures of groups of people whose experiences were not at all the same, despite

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Concentrating on the continuities and discontinuities of cultural and linguistic studies and identities, contributors present ten essays on the Maya of Guatemala and Mexico. The essays come from a seminar held in October of 2000 which sought to compare the histories and emerging cultural futures of groups of people whose experiences were not at all the same, despite their ethnic identity. Essay topics include a comparative study of nineteenth-century Maya under Mexican and Guatemalan rule, the politics of Bible translation in Mexico, recent research and discourse among the Chiapas Maya, the Maya quest for autonomy, and the effect of transnationalism and the global market economy in highland Guatemala. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930618367
Publisher:
School for Advanced Research Press
Publication date:
04/15/2004
Series:
School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tablesix
1.Introduction: Emergent Anthropologies and Pluricultural Ethnography in Two Postcolonial Nations3
2.Culture History in National Contexts: Nineteenth-Century Maya under Mexican and Guatemalan Rule35
3.Linguistic Continuities and Discontinuities in the Maya Area67
4.The Summer Institute of Linguistics and the Politics of Bible Translation in Mexico: Convergence, Appropriation, and Consequence95
5."Everything Has Begun to Change": Appraisals of the Mexican State in Chiapas Maya Discourse, 1980-2000127
6.Beyond Resistance and Protest: The Maya Quest for Autonomy163
7.Rereading Tzotzil Ethnography: Recent Scholarship from Chiapas, Mexico199
8.Angering the Ancestors: Transnationalism and Economic Transformation of Maya Communities in Western Guatemala231
9.The Janus Face of Globalization: Economic Production and Cultural Reproduction in Highland Guatemala257
10.Continuities, Imputed and Inferred291
References301
Index343

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