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Indigenous Cosmolectics: Kab'awil and the Making of Maya and Zapotec Literatures

Gloria Elizabeth Chacón

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469636795
eISBN:
9781469636856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636795.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

Latin America's Indigenous writers have long labored under the limits of colonialism, but in the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries, they have constructed a literary corpus that moves them ... More


Sculpting Cosmolectics

Gloria Elizabeth Chacón

in Indigenous Cosmolectics: Kab'awil and the Making of Maya and Zapotec Literatures

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469636795
eISBN:
9781469636856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636795.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

The introduction situates indigenous writers within Latin American literary historiography. It enumerates key historical indigenous political changes that led to the rise of indigenous writers. This ... More


Literacy and Power in Mesoamerica

Gloria Elizabeth Chacón

in Indigenous Cosmolectics: Kab'awil and the Making of Maya and Zapotec Literatures

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469636795
eISBN:
9781469636856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636795.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

Chapter 1 explores Maya and Zapotec systems of communication and contradictory colonial representations about Mesoamerican writing. It argues that writing and power were already interrelated in ... More


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