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French, Brigittine M
Maya ethnolinguistic identity : violence, cultural rights, and modernity in highland Guatemala / Brigittine M. French
Tucson : University of Arizona Press, c2010
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 3rd Floor  F1435.3.E72 F74 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Mayas -- Ethnic identity
Mayas -- Languages
Mayas -- Violence against
Anthropological linguistics -- Guatemala
Mayan languages -- Guatemala
Language and culture -- Guatemala
Politics and culture -- Guatemala
Subject Guatemala -- Social conditions
Guatemala -- Ethnic relations
Guatemala -- Politics and government
Physical Description xviii, 161 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [145]-155) and index
Contents Introduction : language ideologies, collective identities, and the politics of exclusion -- The paradox of ethnolinguistic identity : essentialisms, state-sponsored violence, and cultural rights -- Political linguistics : expert linguists and modernist epistemology's in the Guatemalan nation -- Traditional histories, local selves, and challenges to linguistic unification -- Modernity and local linguistic ideologies in -- Traditional Maya women and linguistic reproduction -- Conclusion : vernacular modernities and the objectification of tradition

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