Now We Are Civilized - a Study of the World View of the Zapotec Indians of Mitla, Oaxaca
Detroit, USA: WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1960. 1st. Hardcover. 15.7X23.2CM. "Now we are civilized," say the townspeople of Mitla, an Indian community in southern Mexico whose Precolumbian ruins attract thousands of tourists each year. An ideal of civilization as a gentle, wittily cultivated style of life has seized the imaginations of these impoverished townspeople and become one of the guides by which they strive to attain a more dignified and self-assertive place in the modern world.this book explores the ways in which Mitleno conceptions of history, law, witchcraft, the soul, the saints, and the market place are goverrened by their concern for being civilized." Red boards, black title on spine, negligible handling signs; content fine or near fine, clean, crisp and uncreased; price clipped jacket remains bright but bears light scratches, specks of discolouration where rubbed, 2cm tear from front edge of head of spine, nick at rear edge of head of spine.. Very Good to Near Fine .
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Keywords: Mexico History Social Culture Tourism Development Mitla Mitleno Society Craft Law Concepts Zapotec Oaxaca