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Maya resurgence in Guatemala : Qʼeqchiʼ experiences

Author: Richard Wilson
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Important work blends relational and essentialist approaches to the study of ethnicity. The outcome is an analysis of identity, religious conversion, armed insurrection, and State repression that takes into account constrained meanings (material and historical processes, both real and invented) and processual meanings (creatively living and dealing with the exigencies of the moment)"--Handbook of Latin American  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Wilson
ISBN: 0806126906 9780806126906 0806131950 9780806131955
OCLC Number: 31172908
Description: xiv, 373 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: A Note on Q'eqchi' Orthography --
Ch. 1. Conceptualizing Identity --
Ch. 2. Ethnicity and a Colonized Landscape --
Ch. 3. Reclaiming a Colonized Landscape --
Ch. 4. Fertilizing the Land --
Ch. 5. Curing Human Illnesses --
Ch. 6. Converting to Religious Orthodoxy --
Ch. 7. Surviving State Terror --
Ch. 8. The Invention of a Q'eqchi' Ethnic Identity --
Ch. 9. Identity Reconsidered: The Past in the Present --
App. A. Q'eqchi' Prayer in the Cave Sacrifice --
App. B. Q'eqchi' Prayer in the Grab Crop Ritual --
App. C. The Sun's Elopement with the Moon.
Responsibility: Richard Wilson.

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"Important work blends relational and essentialist approaches to the study of ethnicity. The outcome is an analysis of identity, religious conversion, armed insurrection, and State repression that takes into account constrained meanings (material and historical processes, both real and invented) and processual meanings (creatively living and dealing with the exigencies of the moment)"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

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