The Resource Indigenous cosmolectics : kab'awil and the making of Maya and Zapotec literatures, Gloria Elizabeth Chacón, (ebook)

Indigenous cosmolectics : kab'awil and the making of Maya and Zapotec literatures, Gloria Elizabeth Chacón, (ebook)

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Indigenous cosmolectics : kab'awil and the making of Maya and Zapotec literatures
Title
Indigenous cosmolectics
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kab'awil and the making of Maya and Zapotec literatures
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Gloria Elizabeth Chacón
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eng
Summary
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 beyond those parameters. Gloria E. Chacon considers the growing number of contemporary Indigenous writers who turn to Maya and Zapotec languages alongside Spanish translations of their work to challenge the tyranny of monolingualism and cultural homogeneity. Chacon argues that these Maya and Zapotec authors reconstruct an Indigenous literary tradition rooted in an Indigenous cosmolectics, a philosophy originally grounded in pre-Columbian sacred conceptions of the cosmos, time, and place, and now expressed in creative writings. More specifically, she attends to Maya and Zapotec literary and cultural forms by theorizing kab'awil as an Indigenous philosophy. Tackling the political and literary implications of this work, Chacon argues that Indigenous writers' use of familiar genres alongside Indigenous language, use of oral traditions, and new representations of selfhood and nation all create space for expressions of cultural and political autonomy. Chacon recognizes that Indigenous writers draw from universal literary strategies but nevertheless argues that this literature is a vital center for reflecting on Indigenous ways of knowing and is a key artistic expression of decolonization
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Midwest
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Chacón, Gloria Elizabeth
Dewey number
897/.42709
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Critical indigeneities
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  • Maya literature
  • Zapotec literature
  • Mexican literature
  • Central American literature
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adult
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Indigenous cosmolectics : kab'awil and the making of Maya and Zapotec literatures, Gloria Elizabeth Chacón, (ebook)
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781469636825
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT12257635
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remote
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12257635
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MWT12257635
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Indigenous cosmolectics : kab'awil and the making of Maya and Zapotec literatures, Gloria Elizabeth Chacón, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469636825
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12257635
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12257635
System control number
MWT12257635
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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