Engendering Mayan History:Kaqchikel Womenas Agents and Conduits of the Past, 1865-1970

Title

Engendering Mayan History:Kaqchikel Womenas Agents and Conduits of the Past, 1865-1970

Files

Document Type

Book

Description

Presenting Mayan history from the perspective of Mayan women--whose voices until now have not been documented--David Carey allows these women to present their worldviews in their native language, adding a rich layer to recent Latin American historiography, and increasing our comprehension of indigenous perspectives of the past.

Drawing on years of research among the Maya that specifically documents women's oral histories, Carey gives Mayan women a platform to discuss their views on education, migrant labor, work in the home, female leadership, and globalization. These oral histories present an ideal opportunity to understand indigenous women's approach to history, the apparent contradictions in gender roles in Mayan communities, and provide a distinct conceptual framework for analyzing Guatemalan, Mayan, and Latin American history.

ISBN

978-0415945608

Publication Date

10-29-2005

Publisher

Routledge

City

New York

Keywords

Cakchikel women -- Social conditions, Cakchikel Indians -- History, Feminism -- Guatemala

Disciplines

Latin American History