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    Tecpan, Guatemala: A Modern Maya Town in Global and Local Context (Westview Case Studies in Anthropology) (Paperback) By (author) Edward F. Fischer, By (author) Carol Hendrickson

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    DescriptionThis case study of a highland Guatemala town examines what it means to be Maya in a rapidly changing and globalized world. In providing an historical synopsis of the Kaqchikel Maya from pre-Columbian and Colonial times to the present day, this volume focuses on the dynamics of clutural boundaries in light of the use of the Kaqchikel language versus Spanish, the growing role of Protestantism and the revitalization of Maya religion versus Catholicism, and the effects of violent civil war on social networks. It examines the role of weaving and export agriculture in linking Tecpanecos to larger economic and political orbits and for defining local, regional, and national identities. As a result, this accessibly written book demonstrates that even seemingly traditional Maya cultural forms are actively constructed in the context of intense global connections.


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    Title
    Tecpan, Guatemala
    Subtitle
    A Modern Maya Town in Global and Local Context
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Edward F. Fischer, By (author) Carol Hendrickson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 184
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780813337227
    ISBN 10: 0813337224
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFSL9, JHM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KLCG
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27400
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
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    Libri: I-BE
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000, BUS000000, HIS007000
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    DC21: 306.089974152
    BIC subject category V2: 1KLCG
    DC22: 972.81/61
    LC classification: F1465.2.C3 F58 2002
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    DC22: 972.8161
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    Thema V1.0: JHM, JBSL11
    Edition statement
    Da Capo Press a.
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, 1 map, ports.
    Publisher
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    Westview Press Inc
    Publication date
    12 August 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Boulder, CO
    Author Information
    Edward F Fischer is professor of anthropology and director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University. He is the author of Cultural Logics and Global Economics and the series editor for the Westview Case Studies in Anthropology. Carol Hendrickson is professor of anthropology at Marlboro College and is the author of Weaving Identities.