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Maya Ethnolinguistic Identity: Violence, Cultural Rights, and Modernity in Highland Guatemala

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In this valuable book, ethnographer and anthropologist Brigittine French mobilizes new critical-theoretical perspectives in linguistic anthropology, applying them to the politically charged context of contemporary Guatemala. Beginning with an examination of the "nationalist project" that has been ongoing since the end of the colonial period, French interrogates the "Guatemalan/indigenous binary." In Guatemala, "Ladino" refers to the Spanish-speaking minority of the population, who are of mixed European, usually Spanish, and ...

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Maya Ethnolinguistic Identity: Violence, Cultural Rights, and Modernity in Highland Guatemala
2010, University of Arizona Press

ISBN-13: 9780816527670

2nd edition

Hardcover

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