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Ritual, identity, and the Mayan diaspora

Author: Nancy J Wellmeier
Publisher: New York : Garland Pub., 1998.
Series: Native Americans (Garland Publishing, Inc.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text shows how Mayas living in the United States cope materially and spiritually with the chaotic experience of uprootedness, and how they strengthen their unique identity, through continuing  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy J Wellmeier
ISBN: 0815331177 9780815331179
OCLC Number: 39024751
Description: xx, 223 pages : maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Ch. I. Meeting the Mayas. Points of Origin --
Ch. II. Contexts. 500 Years of Conquest. Migration and Ethnicity. Ritual, Cargos, and Modern Catholicism. The Mayan Diaspora --
Ch. III. Mayan Men and Women in Indiantown. Indiantown Context. Households. Women's Lives. Men's Lives --
Ch. IV. Fiestas, Cargos and Identity. History of Fiestas in Indiantown. Fiesta Cycle of 1992. Other Religious Practice. Other Mayan Groups. Key Symbols --
Ch. V. Power, Leadership and Sacrifice in Indiantown. Spaces for Mayan Power. Outside Influences. Meaning, Memories and Knowledge --
Ch. VI. Toward a Mayan Renaissance and Transnational Ethnic Group. Pan-Mayan Discourse. Concretizing Identity. Communications and Economic Links.
Series Title: Native Americans (Garland Publishing, Inc.)
Responsibility: Nancy J. Wellmeier.
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