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To Be or Not to Be: An Exploration of the Performance of Identity in Guatemala

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dc.contributor.advisor Seligmann, Linda
dc.contributor.author Shaw, Erin
dc.creator Shaw, Erin
dc.date 2016-04-28
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-09T14:51:25Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-09T14:51:25Z
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/10499
dc.description.abstract This thesis analyzes the ways in which identity is used in Guatemala by both the Maya and Ladinos in light of the rise in ethno-tourism following the civil war. The use of ritual and costume dances is discussed as a leading way by which the Maya and Ladinos are creating identities in relation to one another. The construction of both identities are discussed in relation to the Maya revitalization movement and Maya efflorescence. This thesis is primarily based on library research and a short visit to Momostenango in 2011. This thesis should be a resource on the understanding of the creation of identity through dance for the Ladinos and the Maya.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject identity en_US
dc.subject dance en_US
dc.subject Guatemala en_US
dc.subject Maya en_US
dc.subject ladino en_US
dc.subject vace en_US
dc.title To Be or Not to Be: An Exploration of the Performance of Identity in Guatemala en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Anthropology en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Anthropology en_US
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en_US


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