The Guatemalan Ways of Death
London Times Literary Supplement, No. 5185, August 16, 2002
6 Pages Posted: 24 Nov 2008
This essay reviews books on Guatemalan and Mayan culture, art, politics, and society. The books under review range from an anthropological-art history examination of the altar carving of a famous church in Santiago Atitlan to accounts of the culture and politics of indigenous Mayan peoples of Guatemala.
Keywords: Guatemala; Santiago; Atitlan; Altar; Art and Society; Highland Maya Community; Chavez; Christenson; sculpture; ritual; civil war; village; military; Chiapas; poor; global capitalism; cultural resilience
JEL Classification: D60; F01; F36; P12
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