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Ethnic tourism and indigenous activism : power and social change in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Author: Benjamin Michael Willett
Publisher: 2007.
Dissertation: Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Iowa, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation : Manuscript   Archival Material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This dissertation analyzes the politics of representing Mayan ethnicity in Guatemalan tourism. Most importantly, it demonstrates the importance of cultural representations in tourism events to local Mayas themselves. It does this by demonstrating how tourism organizations are, in some cases, dynamically challenging long-held stereotypes of Guatemala's Mayan populations and creating new economic resources that are  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Willett, Benjamin Michael.
Ethnic tourism and indigenous activism.
2007
(OCoLC)166889366
Material Type: Thesis/dissertation, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Michael Willett
OCLC Number: 609631819
Reproduction Notes: Photocopy. Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI Dissertation Services, 2008. vi, 275 p. ; 23 cm.
Description: vi, 275 leaves : illustrations ; 28 cm
Other Titles: Power and social change in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Responsibility: by Benjamin Michael Willett.

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This dissertation analyzes the politics of representing Mayan ethnicity in Guatemalan tourism. Most importantly, it demonstrates the importance of cultural representations in tourism events to local Mayas themselves. It does this by demonstrating how tourism organizations are, in some cases, dynamically challenging long-held stereotypes of Guatemala's Mayan populations and creating new economic resources that are helping to empower local Mayan communities in Guatemala's second largest city, Quetzaltenango.

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