Telling Maya Tales: Tzotzil Identities in Modern Mexicoby Gary H. Gossen
Telling Maya Tales offers an experimental ethnographic portrait of the San Juan Chamula, the largest and most influential Maya community of Highland Chiapas, in the late twentieth century--the era of the Zapatistas. In this collection of essays, the author, whose field work in the area spans two generations of anthropological thought, explores several expressions of Tzotzil ethnic affirmation, ranging from oral narrative to ritual drama and political action. His work covers the current era, when the Chamula Tzotzils mingle chaotically and sometimes violently with the social and political space of modern Mexico--most recently, in the context of the Maya Zapatista movement of 1994.
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Gary H. Gossen is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Latin American Studies at SUNY, Albany. He is the author of Chamulas in the World of the Sun(1974).
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