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Author Baines, Kristina, 1973- author.

Title Embodying ecological heritage in a Maya community : health, happiness, and identity / Kristina Baines.

Published Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.80097282 BAIN    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 149 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references(pages 139-144) and index.
Contents Beginning at the end : "He is nearly dead" -- The Mopan Maya in Belize : "They do it different across" -- Nutrition as tradition : "It's what Indian people eat" -- Bodies at work, bodies at rest : "We boss ourselves" -- Educating well : "They are lazy to learn it now" -- Changing spaces, changing faces : "I could not live where there is no jippy jappa" -- Alone, together : "You are not afraid?" -- Ending at the beginning : "The past is the future."
Summary "Embodying Ecological Heritage in a Maya Community is a rich ethnography detailing how ecological heritage practices are central to life and health in a Maya community. It clearly illuminates the more nuanced effects of development processes, including land rights, healthcare access, and education access"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Mayas -- Belize -- Social life and customs.
Mayas -- Belize -- Social conditions.
Ethnology -- Belize.
Human ecology -- Belize.
Community life -- Belize.
Environmental health -- Belize.
Health services accessibility -- Belize.
Land tenure -- Belize.
Education -- Social aspects -- Belize.
Belize -- Ethnic relations.
ISBN 9781498512824