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Based on more than thirty years of ethnographic fieldwork in Highland Guatemala, this study of Maya diviners, shamans, ritual dancers, and religious brotherhoods describes the radical changes in traditional Maya religious practice wrought by economic globalization and political turmoil. Focusing on the primary participants in the annual festival in the K’iche’ Maya village of Santiago Momostenango, the authors show how older religious traditionalists and the new generation of “cultural activist” religious practitioners interact within a single local community, and how their competing agendas for adapting Maya religiosity to a new and continually changing political economy are perpetuating and changing Maya religious traditions.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. 4-4
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  1. Copyright
  2. pp. 5-5
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-7
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction: Understanding Maya Religion in the New Millennium
  2. pp. xiii-41
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  1. 1: The Fiesta Patronál in Historical Context: The Festival System and Anthropological Theory
  2. pp. 1-25
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  1. 2: Santiago and the Cofradía: Reorganizing the Tradition
  2. pp. 26-54
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  1. 3: The Monkeys Dance: Adjusting the Performance
  2. pp. 55-95
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  1. 4: Foreign Characters: Visualizing Identity in the Guatemalan Highlands in the Twenty-First Century
  2. pp. 96-118
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  1. 5: The Dynamics of Contemporary: Maya Religious Tradition: Agency and Structure in Selected Case Studies
  2. pp. 119-153
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  1. Conclusion: The Future of Village-Level Indigenous Religion
  2. pp. 154-164
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 165-174
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  1. References
  2. pp. 175-188
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 189-200
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  1. Back Cover
  2. pp. 242-242
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780826353191
Related ISBN
9780826353184
MARC Record
OCLC
848918202
Pages
264
Launched on MUSE
2013-08-13
Language
English
Open Access
No
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