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Indigenous cosmolectics : Kab'awil and the making of Maya and Zapotec literatures

Author: Gloria Elizabeth Chacón
Publisher: Chapel Hill The University of North Carolina Press [2018] © 2018
Series: Critical indigeneities
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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" ... Focusing on work produced in the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Chacón looks at the growing number of contemporary Indigenous writers who are reclaiming Maya and Zapotec languages alongside Spanish translations of their work, challenging monolingualism, and reconstructing an Indigenous literary tradition"--.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gloria Elizabeth Chacón
ISBN: 9781469636757 1469636751 9781469636795 1469636794
OCLC Number: 1090782978
Description: xiii, 243 Seiten ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface : "bilanguaging" indigenous texts --
Introduction : sculpting cosmolectics --
Literacy and power in Mesoamerica --
The formation of the contemporary Mesoamerican author --
Indigenous women, poetry, and the double gaze --
Contemporary Maya women's theater --
The novel in Zapotec and Maya lands --
Epilogue : inverting the gaze from California.
Series Title: Critical indigeneities
Responsibility: Gloria Elizabeth Chacón.

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Considers the growing number of contemporary Indigenous writers who turn to Maya and Zapotec languages alongside Spanish translations of their work to challenge the tyranny of monolingualism and  Read more...

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