Mayan Visions: The Quest for Autonomy in an Age of Globalization

Mayan Visions: The Quest for Autonomy in an Age of Globalization


By (author) June C. Nash


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  • Publisher: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
  • Format: Paperback | 328 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 224mm x 18mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 13 September 2001
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0415928621
  • ISBN 13: 9780415928625
  • Edition: 2
  • Illustrations note: 15 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,647,064

Product description

A significant work by one of anthropology's most important scholars, this book provides an introduction to the Chiapas Mayan community of Mexico, better known for their role in the Zapatista Rebellion.

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Author information

June Nash is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the City College of New York and Graduate Center. She is the author of We Eat the Mines and the Mines Eat Us (1993). She was awarded the American Anthropologist's Distinguished Service Award in 1995.

Review quote

'Brilliant and engaging... This is a major rethinking of the role of anthropology in the study of globalization and the role of indigenous people as international protagonists.' - Kay Warren, Harvard University

Table of contents

Preamble Acronyms Glossary Chapter 1: Indigenous Counterplots to Global Processes Chapter 2: Indigenous Communities and the Uneasy Alliance with Empire and Nation Chapter 3: Exodus form Communities and the Genesis of Indigenous Culture in National Spaces Chapter 4: Radical Democratic Mobilization 1994-1996 Chapter 5: Civil Society in Crisis: The Contest for Peace and Justice 1995-2000 Chapter 6: Pluricultural Survival in the Global Ecumene References Cited