Book

Chichicastenango: a Guatemalan village

J. J. AugustinLocust Valley, N.Y. • Published In 1952 • Pages: xxvi, 438

By: Bunzel, Ruth Leah.

Abstract
This is a classic ethnography of the reputedly conservative Quiché Maya community of Chichicastenango, with a goal of studying traditional social practices and the changes that have occurred due to the expansion of state administration. In the introduction, the author reflects on the limitations of informants who may or may not be representative of the community. Major topics covered include economy, life cycle, local government, the fiesta system, and religion. The final third of the book is transcribed ritual performances.
Subjects
Inheritance
Visiting and hospitality
Residence
Offenses against the person
Sickness
Cult of the dead
Prayers and sacrifices
Religious practices
Congregations
Organized ceremonial
Texts translated into english
culture
Quiché Maya
Region
Middle America and the Caribbean
Sub Region
Maya Area
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Ethnologist - 4, 5
Analyst
Ian Skoggard; 2021
Coverage Date
1930-1932
Coverage Place
Chichicastenango, Quiché, Guatemala
Notes
Ruth Bunzel
Includes bibliographical references (p. 433-437)
LCCN
unk82006132
LCSH
Quiché Indians