The Blood of Guatemala: A History of Race and Nation

The Blood of Guatemala: A History of Race and Nation

by Greg Grandin
     
 

A study of the political and cultural formation of one of Guatemala's indigenous communities that explores the nationalization of ethnicity, the preservation of Mayan identity, and the formation of a brutally repressive state.

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A study of the political and cultural formation of one of Guatemala's indigenous communities that explores the nationalization of ethnicity, the preservation of Mayan identity, and the formation of a brutally repressive state.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822324959
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Series:
Latin America Otherwise Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Searching for the Living among the Dead1
Prelude: A World Put Right, 31 March 184020
1The Greatest Indian City in the World: Caste, Gender, and Politics, 1750-182125
2Defending the Pueblo: Popular Protests and Elite Politics, 1786-182654
3A Pestilent Nationalism: The 1837 Cholera Epidemic Reconsidered82
4A House with Two Masters: Carrera and the Restored Republic of Indians99
5Principales to Patrones, Macehuales to Mozos: Land, Labor, and the Commodification of Community110
6Regenerating the Race: Race, Class, and the Nationalization of Ethnicity130
7Time and Space among the Maya: Mayan Modernism and the Transformation of the City159
8The Blood of Guatemalans: Class Struggle and the Death of K'iche' Nationalism198
Conclusions: The Limits of Nation, 1954-1999220
Epilogue: The Living among the Dead234
App. 1 Names and Places237
App. 2 Glossary241
Notes243
Works Cited315
Index337

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