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Recognition and Immortality in the Market and Beyond

S. Ashley Kistler

in Maya Market Women: Power and Tradition in San Juan Chamelco, Guatemala

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038358
eISBN:
9780252096228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038358.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how Chamelqueños define prestige and status and how market women accrue prestige through their roles as marketers. It argues that Chamelqueños earn prestige in their daily ... More


Markets and Marketers

S. Ashley Kistler

in Maya Market Women: Power and Tradition in San Juan Chamelco, Guatemala

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038358
eISBN:
9780252096228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038358.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the significance that the market plays both as an economic institution and a center of socialization for Chamelqueños. In doing so, it describes life in the market and analyzes ... More


Maya Market Women: Power and Tradition in San Juan Chamelco, Guatemala

S. Ashley Kistler

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038358
eISBN:
9780252096228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038358.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

As cultural mediators, Chamelco's market women offer a model of contemporary Q'eqchi' identity grounded in the strength of the Maya historical legacy. Guatemala's Maya communities have faced nearly ... More


Gender, Kin, and Markets in the Land of Peace

S. Ashley Kistler

in Maya Market Women: Power and Tradition in San Juan Chamelco, Guatemala

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038358
eISBN:
9780252096228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038358.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines marketing as the foundation of personhood for market women, their families, and Chamelco as a whole. Chamelco's vendors confront capitalist values, transforming capitalism's ... More


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