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BE RAMIREZ, Pedro Antonio. Cultural Dimensions and Situated Identities: Mayan Inheritance in Yucatec Migrants to the United States. Estud. cult. maya [online]. 2011, vol.38, pp.167-192. ISSN 0185-2574.

This article focuses on the conformation of identity of migrants from Telchac Pueblo, Yucatan, viewed initially as cultural elements that play out Mayan ancient heritage. The cultural dimensions presented here are not unique, and much less absolute in explaining Yucatan's Mayan past. Rather they correspond to certain aspects that allow us to understand the ways in which yucatecan migrants conceive themselves within current situated discourse practices. The bases or cultural dimensions considered are emblematic and grant distinctive character to local identity: they are seen as a central axis that allows for comprehension of cultural persistence (or resistance), the (re) elaboration of customs and the situational features of traditions within this Mexican southeast region.

Keywords : Cultural practice; migrants; yucatecan identity; Telchac Pueblo; Mayan cultural heritage.

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