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The Resource Maya caciques in early national Yucatán, Rajeshwari Dutt

Maya caciques in early national Yucatán, Rajeshwari Dutt

Label
Maya caciques in early national Yucatán
Title
Maya caciques in early national Yucatán
Statement of responsibility
Rajeshwari Dutt
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Andrés Canché became the cacique, or indigenous leader, of Cenotillo, Yucatán, in January 1834. By his retirement in 1864, he had become an expert politician, balancing powerful local alliances with his community's interests as early national Yucatán underwent major political and social shifts. In Maya Caciques in Early National Yucatán, Rajeshwari Dutt uses Canché's story as a compelling microhistory to open a new perspective on the role of the cacique in post-independence Yucatán. In most of the literature on Yucatán, caciques are seen as remnants of Spanish colonial rule, intermediaries whose importance declined over the early national period. Dutt instead shows that at the individual level, caciques became more politicized and, in some cases, gained power. Rather than focusing on the rebellion and violence that inform most scholarship on post-independence Yucatán, Dutt traces the more quotidian ways in which figures like Canché held onto power. In the process, she presents an alternative perspective on a tumultuous period in Yucatán's history, a view that emphasizes negotiation and alliance-making at the local level. At the same time, Dutt's exploration of the caciques' life stories reveals a larger narrative about the emergence, evolution, and normalization of particular forms of national political conduct in the decades following independence. Over time, caciques fashioned a new political repertoire, forming strategic local alliances with villagers, priests, Spanish and Creole officials, and other caciques. As state policies made political participation increasingly difficult, Maya caciques turned clientelism, or the use of patronage relationships, into the new modus operandi of local politics. Dutt's engaging exploration of the life and career of Andrés Canché, and of his fellow Maya caciques, illuminates the realities of politics in Yucatán, revealing that seemingly ordinary political relationships were carefully negotiated by indigenous leaders. Theirs is a story not of failure and decline, but of survival and empowerment."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dutt, Rajeshwari
Dewey number
305.897/427
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1435.3.P7
LC item number
D88 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mayas
  • Caciques (Indian leaders)
  • Mayas
  • Caciques (Indian leaders)
  • Mayas
  • Mayas
  • Mexico
  • Maya
  • Kazike
  • Politik
  • Staat
  • Gründung
Label
Maya caciques in early national Yucatán, Rajeshwari Dutt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-174) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the stage: caciques as political intermediaries in colonial Ebtún -- Webs of power: cacique politicization in post-independence Yucatán -- For God, glory, and taxes: caciques and the politics of taxation on the eve of Yucatán's caste war -- War and the cacique: alliance making in caste war Yucatán -- "Your majesty loves the Indians": the defensor and Maya commoners in the years of Maximilian's empire -- Of promises and dilemmas: the defensor and maya caciques in the years of Maximilian's empire
Control code
953927574
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 183 pages
Isbn
9780806155784
Lccn
2016033836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40027000859
  • 40026998352
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)953927574
Label
Maya caciques in early national Yucatán, Rajeshwari Dutt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-174) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the stage: caciques as political intermediaries in colonial Ebtún -- Webs of power: cacique politicization in post-independence Yucatán -- For God, glory, and taxes: caciques and the politics of taxation on the eve of Yucatán's caste war -- War and the cacique: alliance making in caste war Yucatán -- "Your majesty loves the Indians": the defensor and Maya commoners in the years of Maximilian's empire -- Of promises and dilemmas: the defensor and maya caciques in the years of Maximilian's empire
Control code
953927574
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 183 pages
Isbn
9780806155784
Lccn
2016033836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40027000859
  • 40026998352
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)953927574

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