Maya market women : power and tradition in San Juan Chamelco, Guatemala (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Maya market women : power and tradition in San Juan Chamelco, Guatemala

Author: S Ashley Kistler
Publisher: Urbana, IL : University of Illinois Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: Interpretations of culture in the new millennium.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As cultural mediators, Chamelco's market women offer a model of contemporary Q'eqchi' identity grounded in the strength of the Maya historical legacy. Guatemala's Maya communities have faced nearly five hundred years of constant challenges to their culture, from colonial oppression to the instability of violent military dictatorships and the advent of new global technologies. In spite of this history, the people of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S Ashley Kistler
ISBN: 9780252038358 0252038355 9780252079887 0252079884
OCLC Number: 861554705
Description: x, 160 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Gender, kin, and markets in the land of peace --
Continuity and memory in San Juan Chamelco, Guatemala --
Markets and marketers --
Recognition and immortality in the market and beyond --
All in the junkab'al --
Marketing memory.
Series Title: Interpretations of culture in the new millennium.
Responsibility: S. Ashley Kistler.

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As cultural mediators, Chamelco's market women offer a model of contemporary Q'eqchi' identity grounded in the strength of the Maya historical legacy. This book describes how market women gain social  Read more...

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