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Author Montejo, VĂ­ctor, 1951- author

Title Mayalogue : an interactionist theory of indigenous cultures / Victor Montejo
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [2021]


Description 1 online resource (x, 248 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series SUNY Series, Trans-Indigenous Decolonial Critiques
SUNY series, trans-indigenous decolonial critiques
Contents Introduction : An Indigenous point of view -- Anthropological theories and indigenous people -- Decolonizing Maya history and cultures -- Mayalogue : the treaty of Maya ideas : Q'inal : time, life, and existence -- Mayalogue : from oral histories and traditions to written ethnographies -- Native methods for documenting history : Oxlan B'en : the cyclical view of time and history -- Mayalogue : Ohtajb'al : Maya knowledge and epistemology -- Mayalogue, the interactionist model : humans, nature, and the supernatural world -- The tonal or spirit bearer : human nature/animal nature or the theory of the self -- The "Cargo system" and world maintenance -- Mayalogue as a cosmocentric paradigm -- World building, world maintenance, and world dismantling -- Prophetic cycles and world renewal
Summary "Offers a strong critique of traditional anthropological studies from an Indigenous and postcolonial perspective"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 08, 2021)
Subject Maya philosophy.
Mayas -- History -- Methodology
Mayas -- Intellectural life
Anthropology and history.
Anthropology and history
Maya philosophy
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021022990
ISBN 9781438485775