By Ricardo Falla,Richard N. Adams,Philip Berryman
Since the coming of the Spanish within the 16th century, the Maya inhabitants of Guatemala has been pressured to conform to amazing demanding situations. below colonial rule, the Indians needed to adapt adequate to meet the Spanish whereas resisting these adjustments now not precious for survival, employing their realizing of the realm to the realities they faced day-by-day. regardless of the most important adjustments wrought of their lifestyle by means of centuries of submission, the Maya have controlled to regenerate, and therefore continue, their self-identity.
Among the foremost demanding situations they've got confronted has been the imposition of out of doors religions. Quiché Rebelde examines what occurred whilst Acción Católica got here into the Guatemalan municipio of San Antonio Ilotenango, Quiché, to transform its inhabitants.
Ricardo Falla, a Guatemalan Jesuit priest and anthropologist, analyzes the movement's origins and why a few humans grew to become a part of it whereas others resisted. He exhibits how faith used to be used as one other software to readapt to the altering environment—natural, financial, political, and social. His paintings is the 1st significant empirical learn of ways swap happened in a Maya group without severe lack of Maya identity—and how the method of conversion is expounded to extra normal procedures of cultural switch that really advance ethnic identity.
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Quiché Rebelde: Religious Conversion, Politics, and Ethnic Identity in Guatemala (Translations from Latin America Series) by Ricardo Falla,Richard N. Adams,Philip Berryman