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Estudios de cultura maya

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LOPEZ BRACAMONTE, Fabiola Manyari. Displacements, Integrations and Resistance of the Maya Chuj People in Southern Mexico. Estud. cult. maya [online]. 2022, vol.60, pp.291-318.  Epub Nov 14, 2022. ISSN 0185-2574.

The Chuj people is a Mayan people with presence in Mexico and Guatemala, their contemporary history integrates different affronts to their cultural life and constant usurpations of their rights and territories. As a survival strategy, they have needed to move and integrate into hostile and adverse contexts as a means of physical and psychological resistance. Based on the historical reconstruction and collective memory of Chuj members, this article reconstructs and analyzes political, social and cultural components imbricated in three different historical moments in the southern Mexican border, with the objective of understanding and making visible the trajectory of the Chuj people in Mexico, their stories of resistance, reconstruction and hope in the face of multiple physical and epistemological displacements.

Keywords : territorial dynamics; border populations; cultural identity; forced displacement; national integration.

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