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    DescriptionIn this first book-length treatment of Maya intellectuals in national and community affairs in Guatemala, Kay Warren presents an ethnographic account of Pan-Maya cultural activism through the voices, writings, and actions of its participants. Challenging the belief that indigenous movements emerge as isolated, politically unified fronts, she shows that Pan-Mayanism reflects diverse local, national, and international influences. She explores the movement's attempts to interweave these varied strands into political programs to promote human and cultural rights for Guatemala's indigenous majority and also examines the movement's many domestic and foreign critics.The book focuses on the years of Guatemala's peace process (1987-1996). After the previous ten years of national war and state repression, the Maya movement reemerged into public view to press for institutional reform in the schools and courts and for the officialization of a 'multicultural, ethnically plural, and multilingual' national culture.In particular, Warren examines a group of well-known Mayanist antiracism activists - among them, Demetrio Cojt!, Mart!n Chacach, Enrique Sam Colop, Victor Montejo, members of Oxlajuuj Keej Maya' Ajtz'iib', and grassroots intellectuals in the community of San Andrs - to show what is at stake for them personally and how they have worked to promote the revitalization of Maya language and culture. Pan-Mayanism's critics question its tactics, see it as threatening their own achievements, or even as dangerously polarizing national society. This book highlights the crucial role that Mayanist intellectuals have come to play in charting paths to multicultural democracy in Guatemala and in creating a new parallel middle class.


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    Title
    Indigenous Movements and Their Critics
    Subtitle
    Pan-Maya Activism in Guatemala
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kay B. Warren
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 485 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780691058825
    ISBN 10: 0691058822
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPN, 3JJPR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFSL9, JHM, JP
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KLCG
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    Ingram Theme: CULT/LATAME
    Abridged Dewey: 301
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 50
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 03
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/LATINO
    LC classification: GN
    B&T Approval Code: A41203015
    BISAC V2.8: HIS007000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJPN, 3JJPR
    B&T Approval Code: A33220000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 972.81004974
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC21: 306.08997415207281
    BIC subject category V2: 1KLCG
    Thema V1.0: JP, JHM, JBSL11
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    1 table 2 maps 19 line illus. 56 halftones
    Publisher
    Princeton University Press
    Imprint name
    Princeton University Press
    Publication date
    27 December 1998
    Publication City/Country
    New Jersey
    Review quote
    "Starting with an analysis of activism in one Mayan community, a Harvard anthropologist examines the role of indigenous intellectual and their influence in pormoting the rights of Guatemala's indigenous majority on local, national, and international levels."--Kenneth Maxwell, Foreign Affairs
    Table of contents
    Preface 1Pan-Mayanism and Its Critics on Left and Right 2Coalitions and the Peace Process 3In Dialogue: Maya Skeptics and One Anthropologist 4Civil War: Enemies Without and Within 5Narrating Survival through Eyewitness Testimony 6Interrogating Official History 7Finding Oneself in a Sixteenth-century Chronicle of Conquest 8"Each Mind Is a World": Person, Authority, and Community 9Indigenous Activism across Generations Conclusions: Tracing the "Invisible Thread of Ethnicity" App. 1Summary of the Accord on Identity and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples App. 2Questions from the 1989 Maya Workshop Directed to Foreign Linguists Glossary: Acronyms, Organizations, and Cultural Terms Notes Bibliography Index