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Estudios de cultura maya

versão impressa ISSN 0185-2574

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GARCIA VALGANON, Rocío. La memoria de los ancianos mayas prehispánicos. Historiografía desde una perspectiva de género (siglos XX y XXI). Estud. cult. maya [online]. 2008, vol.32, pp.89-109. ISSN 0185-2574.

In the following text I will explain the studies done in relation to eldery mesoamerican people, particularly prehispanic Mayan women, all through the 20th century to the beginning of the 21st century in the fields of History, Archaeology, Anthropology, Epigraphy, and Iconography, seen from the point of view of age and gender, and parting from the general to specifics. In this manner, we will see that the gods, their appearance, and their functions have received privileged treatment in these sources, leaving aside the real elders, and prosaic topics. Women have received the least favourable treatment, being only their work as midwives and healers, and their link to the supernatural what has been noticed. Finally, the knowlege that we have about women and men is the result of the comparison with their gods.

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