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Author French, Brigittine M.

Title Maya ethnolinguistic identity : violence, cultural rights, and modernity in highland Guatemala / Brigittine M. French
Published Tucson : University of Arizona Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 161 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction : language ideologies, collective identities, and the politics of exclusion -- The paradox of ethnolinguistic identity : essentialisms, state-sponsored violence, and cultural righs -- Political linguistics : expert linguists and modernist epistemologies in the Guatemalan nation -- Traditional histories, local selves, and challenges to linguistic unification -- Modernity and local linguistic ideologies in Chimaltenango -- Traditional Maya women and linguistic reproduction -- Conclusion : vernacular modernities and the objectification of tradition
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-155) and index
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Subject Anthropological linguistics -- Guatemala.
Language and culture -- Guatemala.
Mayan languages -- Guatemala.
Mayas -- Ethnic identity.
Mayas -- Languages.
Mayas -- Violence against.
Politics and culture -- Guatemala.
Guatemala -- Ethnic relations.
Guatemala -- Politics and government.
Guatemala -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009035835
ISBN 0816501130 (electronic bk.)
9780816501137 (electronic bk.)