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Indigenous CosmolecticsKab'awil and the Making of Maya and Zapotec Literatures$
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Gloria Elizabeth Chacón

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469636795

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636795.001.0001

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Contemporary Maya Women’s Theater

Contemporary Maya Women’s Theater

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(p.103) Chapter Four Contemporary Maya Women’s Theater
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Indigenous Cosmolectics
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Gloria Elizabeth Chacón

Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636795.003.0005

The 4th Chapter focuses on FOMMA and Ajchowen, two foundational Maya women’s theater troupes in Mexico and Guatemala, and their productions. It argues their plays re-envision women’s roles as critical to the future of indigenous peoples. The discussion concludes that both theater collectives underscore a need for political autonomy.

Keywords:   FOMMA, Ajchowen, Maya, women’s theatre troupe, Mexico, Guatemala, theatre collectives, political autonomy, indigenous people

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