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PEREZ-PEREZ, Elías  y  JACORZYNSKI, Witold. Conflicts over the Land Inheritance in One Family from Chenalho’: A Divided Voice. LiminaR [online]. 2019, vol.17, n.1, pp.127-144. ISSN 2007-8900.

This paper describes and analyses the inheritance practices among the members of one Tsotsil family from Chenalhó, in the Highlands of Chiapas. We argue that, first, the basic unit of social life is practices with their actors, contexts, rules, styles, and discourses; and, second, the conflicts over inheritance in the family contribute to maintaining the leadership of the father and eldest brother within a patriarchal family. The exposition has a dialogical and perspectivist structure. This paper is divided into two parts: In the first, a narrator tells the story of his family’s conflicts, and in the second, a different narrator analyses the conflict from his own perspective. Finally, the rules governing inheritances are made transparent and analyzed.

Palabras llave : land inheritance; intra-family conflicts; family; patriarchy.

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