Movimientos indígenas y culturalización maya

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Indigenous movements and Mayan culturalization

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[Autom. eng. transl.] Within the framework of critical thinking that arose on the occasion of the 500 years of the discovery of America, some Latin American countries recognized in the constitution the heterogeneous character of their societies. Among others, Guatemala also moved towards an official recognition of the multilingual and multicultural nature of the country, acting standards in the educational and cultural field. The attempts of the Latin American national governments to resolve the indigenous issue in a cultural assimilation plan then revealed all their weaknesses. It was evident, also officially, that the Mayan culture has always been a fundamental part of the country and that the model of Hispanic civilization necessarily has to live with other ways of being. Thus, while the Western civilization plan failed in the face of Mayan cultural resistance, indigenous movements began to propose new epistemological paths. This article proposes the analysis of the role of Mayan intellectuals in Guatemala in proposing alternative cultural models with their literary works and also with their philological and political work. In particular, the article focuses on the work of one of the winners of the 2007 Mayan literature prize of Guatemala, Leoncio Pablo García Talé, with a study on his literary production.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Indigenous movements and Mayan culturalization
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • letteratura maya
  • literatura maya
  • movimento maya
  • movimiento maya

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