Food and identity politics : changes in religion, community, economy and nutrition in a Maya village

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dc.contributor.advisor Stross , Brian
dc.contributor.committeeMember Stuart , David
dc.creator O'Connor , Amber Marie 2010 -10 -21T19 :09 :11Z 2010 -10 -21T19 :09 :22Z 2014 -02 -19T22 :42 :25Z 2010 -10 -21T19 :09 :11Z 2010 -10 -21T19 :09 :22Z 2014 -02 -19T22 :42 :25Z 2010 -05 2010 -10 -21 May 2010
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2010 -05 -788
dc.description.abstract This paper addresses an interesting point of intersection between groups of Maya adhering to the traditional syncretic Maya religion and those who have more recently become Protestants , focusing on the change from farming to wage labor and the rise of the individual . This change is the first conversion that may well be “conquering” the native belief systems of this area known for its participation in the Caste War and its legacy of resistance . With this conversion come not only changes in the monetary system but a complete makeover of the religious symbolism of duality , reciprocity and regeneration . With the mandate from Protestant conversionists , the milpa and its associated rituals are being lost , resulting in a potential nutritional deficit for the rural members of its congregation . I will use data from discourse and food to address these changes using references to ethnohistory as compared to ethnography and ongoing fieldwork .
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Maya food culture
dc.subject Maya food rituals
dc.subject Tamales
dc.subject Hanal Pixan
dc.subject Evangelical conversion
dc.subject Nutrition
dc.title Food and identity politics : changes in religion , community , economy and nutrition in a Maya village
dc.type.genre thesis *
dc.type.material text * Master of Arts Masters Anthropology University of Texas at Austin Anthropology 2010 -10 -21T19 :09 :22Z


Food and identity politics : changes in religion, community, economy and nutrition in a Maya village. Master's thesis, University of Texas at Austin. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2010 -05 -788 .

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