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Mayan People Within and Beyond Boundaries: Social Categories and Lived Identity in Yucatan

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Anthropologists, folklorists, the National Geographic, and tourist brochures all refer to the people of the Yucatan as Maya when the people themselves think of the Maya as their long dead ancestors and themselves as mestizos. What does it mean for Maya ethnography that the name provides no bridge between the fields of anthropological science and local practice? In "Mayan People Within and Beyond Boundaries," Peter Hervik explores this question and its implications through a new approach to ethnography called "shared social experience." The book provides a basis for overcoming the exclusive focus on "author," "text," and "discourse" in contemporary postmodernist ethnography, while still conveying important ethnographic information.

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Mayan People Within and Beyond Boundaries explores the Maya of Yucatan, the Maya of academic institutions and the Maya of the tourist industry. It examines the interplay between the local and the external, academic categories of the Maya, and seeks to transcend the paradoxical and incongruent relationship between the social spaces that breathe life into the categories. The notion of shared social experience is introduced to embody a focus on reflexivity that goes beyond the subjective position of the author and helps demystify the coexisting subjectivities characteristic of ethnographic fieldwork. It provides a basis for overcoming the exclusive focus on author, text, and discourse in contemporary postmodernist ethnography, while still conveying important ethnographic information.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-210) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415945264
Author:
Hervik, Peter
Publisher:
Routledge
Location:
New York
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Mayas
Subject:
Social classes
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Oxkutzcab
Subject:
Mayas - Mexico - Yucatan (State) -
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Series Volume:
107-484
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
214
Dimensions:
9.00x6.12x.65 in. .89 lbs.

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Product details 214 pages Routledge - English 9780415945264 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Mayan People Within and Beyond Boundaries explores the Maya of Yucatan, the Maya of academic institutions and the Maya of the tourist industry. It examines the interplay between the local and the external, academic categories of the Maya, and seeks to transcend the paradoxical and incongruent relationship between the social spaces that breathe life into the categories. The notion of shared social experience is introduced to embody a focus on reflexivity that goes beyond the subjective position of the author and helps demystify the coexisting subjectivities characteristic of ethnographic fieldwork. It provides a basis for overcoming the exclusive focus on author, text, and discourse in contemporary postmodernist ethnography, while still conveying important ethnographic information.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-210) and index.
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