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The War for the Heart and Soul of a Highland Maya Town- Robert S. Carl

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Author : Robert S. Carlsen Martin Prechtel
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Title: The War for the Heart and Soul of a Highland Maya Town

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The War for the Heart and Soul of a Highland Maya Town
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This compelling ethnography explores the issue of cultural continuity and change as it has unfolded in the representative Guatemala Mayan town Santiago Atitlan. Drawing on multiple sources, Robert S. Carlsen argues that local Mayan culture survived the Spanish Conquest remarkably intact and continued to play a defining role for much of the following five centuries. He also shows how the twentieth-century consolidation of the Guatemalan state steadily eroded the capacity of the local Mayas to adapt to change and ultimately caused some factions to rejectoeven demonizeotheir own history and culture. At the same time, he explains how, after a decade of military occupation known as la violencia, Santiago Atitlan stood up in unity to the Guatemalan Army in 1990 and forced it to leave town. This new edition looks at how Santiago Atitlan has fared since the expulsion of the army. Carlsen explains that, initially, there was hope that the renewed unity that had served the town so well would continue. He argues that such hopes have been undermined by multiple sources, often with bizarre outcomes. Among the factors he examines are the impact of transnational crime, particularly gangs with ties to Los Angeles; the rise of vigilantism and its relation to renewed religious factionalism; the related brutal murders of followers of the traditional Mayan religion; and the apocalyptic fervour underlying these events.

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