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Chiefs, scribes, and ethnographers : Kuna culture from inside and out

Author: James Howe
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2009.
Series: William & Bettye Nowlin series in art, history, and culture of the Western Hemisphere.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In this vital and richly detailed work, methodology and theory are treated as complementary partners as the author explores the dynamic Mayan customs of the Q'eqchi' people living in the cultural crossroads of Livingston, Guatemala. Her fieldwork explores the politics of sight and incorporates a video camera operated by multiple people-the author and the Q'eqchi' people themselves - to watch unobtrusively the  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Howe
ISBN: 9780292721104 0292721102 9780292725713 029272571X
OCLC Number: 317698728
Description: xv, 342 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Literacy, representation, and ethnography --
A flock of birds : the coming of schools and literacy --
Letters of complaint --
Representation and reply --
North American friends --
The Swedish partnership --
Collaborative ethnography --
Post-rebellion ethnography, 1925-1950 --
The ethnographic boom, 1950- --
Native ethnography --
Chapin's lament.
Series Title: William & Bettye Nowlin series in art, history, and culture of the Western Hemisphere.
Responsibility: James Howe.

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