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Author Cook, Garrett W., 1947-

Title Indigenous religion and cultural performance in the new Maya world / Garrett W. Cook and Thomas A. Offit ; with a contribution from Rhonda Taube
Published Albuquerque [N.M.] : University of New Mexico Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xxxix, 200 pages) : illustrations
Contents Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Understanding Maya Religion in the New Millennium; 1: The Fiesta Patronál in Historical Context: The Festival System and Anthropological Theory; 2: Santiago and the Cofradía: Reorganizing the Tradition; 3: The Monkeys Dance: Adjusting the Performance; 4: Foreign Characters: Visualizing Identity in the Guatemalan Highlands in the Twenty-First Century; 5: The Dynamics of Contemporary: Maya Religious Tradition: Agency and Structure in Selected Case Studies
Conclusion: The Future of Village-Level Indigenous ReligionNotes; References; Index; Back Cover
Summary "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"--Front jkt. flap
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-188) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Cofradías (Latin America) -- Guatemala -- Momostenango.
Festivals -- Guatemala -- Momostenango.
Mayas -- Guatemala -- Momostenango -- Religion.
Mayas -- Guatemala -- Momostenango -- Rites and ceremonies.
Mayas -- Guatemala -- Momostenango -- Social life and customs.
Shamanism -- Guatemala -- Momostenango.
Momostenango (Guatemala) -- Religious life and customs.
Momostenango (Guatemala) -- Social life and customs.
Form Electronic book
Author Offit, Thomas A., 1968-
Taube, Rhonda.
ISBN 0826353193 (electronic bk.)
0826353193 (electronic)
9780826353191 (electronic bk.)