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The Resource Maya market women : power and tradition in San Juan Chamelco, Guatemala, S. Ashley Kistler

Maya market women : power and tradition in San Juan Chamelco, Guatemala, S. Ashley Kistler

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Maya market women : power and tradition in San Juan Chamelco, Guatemala
Title
Maya market women
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power and tradition in San Juan Chamelco, Guatemala
Statement of responsibility
S. Ashley Kistler
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Language
eng
Summary
" As cultural mediators, Chamelco's market women offer a model of contemporary Q'eqchi' identity grounded in the strength of the Maya historical legacy. Guatemala's Maya communities have faced nearly five hundred years of constant challenges to their culture, from colonial oppression to the instability of violent military dictatorships and the advent of new global technologies. In spite of this history, the people of San Juan Chamelco, Guatemala, have effectively resisted significant changes to their cultural identities. Chamelco residents embrace new technologies, ideas, and resources to strengthen their indigenous identities and maintain Maya practice in the 21st century, a resilience that sets Chamelco apart from other Maya towns. Unlike the region's other indigenous women, Chamelco's Q'eqchi' market women achieve both prominence and visibility as vendors, dominating social domains from religion to local politics. These women honor their families' legacies through continuation of the inherited, high-status marketing trade. In Maya Market Women, S. Ashley Kistler describes how market women gain social standing as mediators of sometimes conflicting realities, harnessing the forces of global capitalism to revitalize Chamelco's indigenous identity. Working at the intersections of globalization, kinship, gender, and memory, Kistler presents a firsthand look at Maya markets as a domain in which the values of capitalism and indigenous communities meet"--
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1978-
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Kistler, S. Ashley
Dewey number
972.81/51
Index
index present
LC call number
F1465.2.K5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Interpretations of Culture in the New Millennium
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kekchi women
  • Kekchi women
  • Women merchants
  • Kekchi Indians
  • Kekchi Indians
  • Kekchi Indians
  • San Juan Chamelco (Guatemala)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
  • HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies)
  • Kekchi Indians
  • Kekchi Indians
  • Manners and customs
  • Women merchants
  • Guatemala
Label
Maya market women : power and tradition in San Juan Chamelco, Guatemala, S. Ashley Kistler
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gender, kin, and markets in the land of peace -- Continuity and memory in San Juan Chamelco, Guatemala -- Markets and marketers -- Recognition and immortality in the market and beyond -- All in the junkab'al -- Marketing memory
Control code
1097161955
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252096228
Lccn
2019718504
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 629346
  • 22573/ctt72b6wg
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1097161955
Label
Maya market women : power and tradition in San Juan Chamelco, Guatemala, S. Ashley Kistler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gender, kin, and markets in the land of peace -- Continuity and memory in San Juan Chamelco, Guatemala -- Markets and marketers -- Recognition and immortality in the market and beyond -- All in the junkab'al -- Marketing memory
Control code
1097161955
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252096228
Lccn
2019718504
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 629346
  • 22573/ctt72b6wg
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1097161955

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