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The War for the Heart and Soul of a Highland Maya Town

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After a decade of military occupation known as la violencia, the Tz'utujil-speaking Maya of Santiago Atitlan stood up to the Guatemalan Army in 1990 and forced it to leave their town. Yet that act of solidarity did not close the widening internal divisions that threaten to destabilize the community from within. Ironically, after 500 years of resistance to physical and spiritual conquest, many Atitecos now seem eager to abandon traditional Mayan culture. In this compelling ethnography, Robert S. Carlsen explores the issue of ...

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The War for the Heart and Soul of a Highland Maya Town
1997, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292711945

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