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Engendering Mayan History : Kaqchikel Women as Agents and Conduits of the Past, 1875-1970 - David Carey

Engendering Mayan History

Kaqchikel Women as Agents and Conduits of the Past, 1875-1970

Paperback Published: 1st October 2005
ISBN: 9780415945608
Number Of Pages: 327

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Presenting Mayan history from the perspective of Mayan women--whose voices until now have not been documented--David Carey allows these women to present their worldviews in their native language, adding a rich layer to recent Latin American historiography, and increasing our comprehension of indigenous perspectives of the past.
Drawing on years of research among the Maya that specifically documents women's oral histories, Carey gives Mayan women a platform to discuss their views on education, migrant labor, work in the home, female leadership, and globalization. These oral histories present an ideal opportunity to understand indigenous women's approach to history, the apparent contradictions in gender roles in Mayan communities, and provide a distinct conceptual framework for analyzing Guatamalan, Mayan, and Latin American history.

List of Illustrationsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
A Note on Mayan Orthographyp. xv
Introduction: Mayan Women as Historyp. 1
"Our Star and a Vision for Us": A Midwife's Tale of Social Change and Control, 1931-1966p. 31
"And All the Men Could Do Was Work in the Fields": Female Perspectives on Guatemala's International Agro-Export Economy, 1875-1965p. 61
From Quotidian Tasks to Entrepreneurial Opportunities: Mayan Women and Labor in Highland Guatemala, 1890-1965p. 91
"What Is Indio, If the Nation Is Indigenous?": Ethnic Violence, Gender, and Nationalism in Guatemala, 1944 to 1967p. 129
Degrees of Education: Mayan Women and Public Schools, 1900-1965p. 177
Conclusion: (Re) Positioning Mayan Women in the Pastp. 207
Epiloguep. 221
Glossaryp. 225
Description of Oral History Informants by Town or Aldeap. 229
Notesp. 241
Works Citedp. 295
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ISBN: 9780415945608
ISBN-10: 0415945607
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 327
Published: 1st October 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1