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The Elders and the Hills. Animism and Cosmological Re-Creation among the Q’eqchi’ Maya in Chisec, Guatemala


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Title: The Elders and the Hills. Animism and Cosmological Re-Creation among the Q’eqchi’ Maya in Chisec, Guatemala
Authors: Permanto, Stefan
E-mail: stefan.permanto@globalstudies.gu.se
Issue Date: 20-Aug-2015
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: School of Global Studies, Social Anthropology ; Institutionen för globala studier, socialantropologi
Date of Defence: 2015-09-11
Disputation: Fredagen den 11 september 2015, kl. 13.15, sal 302, Annedalsseminariet, Campus Linné, Seminariegatan 1A, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Avhandling
Keywords: Animism
Cosmology
Rituals
Environment
Q'eqchi'
Maya
Guatemala
Latin America
Abstract: This thesis is based on fieldwork conducted in the municipality of Chisec in the depart-ment of Alta Verapaz in Guatemala. Within the context of post-war Maya cultural emergence and the recent introduction of non-indigenous elements this study examines the cosmological notions and ritual practices among a group of elderly Q’eqchi’ men and women. The main motive for this endeavor is the expressed concern of the elders that the younger generations of today are diverting from what the elders consid... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-9477-1
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/39336
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
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