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Indigenous Cosmolectics - Kab'awil and the Making of Maya and Zapotec Literatures (Paperback) Loot Price: R690
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Indigenous Cosmolectics - Kab'awil and the Making of Maya and Zapotec Literatures (Paperback): Gloria Elizabeth Chacon

Indigenous Cosmolectics - Kab'awil and the Making of Maya and Zapotec Literatures (Paperback)

Gloria Elizabeth Chacon

Series: Critical Indigeneities

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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 as a key artistic expression of decolonization.

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Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Critical Indigeneities
Release date: September 2018
Authors: Gloria Elizabeth Chacon
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
ISBN-13: 978-1-4696-3679-5
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Language & linguistics
Books > Language & Literature > Literary & linguistic reference works
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Language & Literature > Language & linguistics > Translation & interpretation
Books > Language & Literature > Literary & linguistic reference works > Literary reference works
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies
Books > Humanities > History > American history
Books > Language & Literature > Language & linguistics > Translation & interpretation > General
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > General
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > History > American history
Books > History > American history > General
LSN: 1-4696-3679-4
Barcode: 9781469636795

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