The Present Meaning of Mayan Beauty Contest in Guatemala. (English)

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Year:
      2011
    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      Guatemala
      Mayan beauty contest
      Mayan identity
      woman
    • NAICS/Industry Codes:
      NAICS/Industry Codes 711310 Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events with Facilities
      711319 Sports stadiums and other presenters with facilities
    • Abstract:
      This paper examines Mayan beauty contests in Guatemala in order to understand changing meanings of Mayan identity and changing roles of Mayan women in their communities. In the contests, the participants represent Mayan identity in an idealized form, but this idealization has changed in different historical periods and for different political purposes. The ritual features of the event are used as symbolic resources according to their multiple meanings and functions. The participants in the recent Mayan beauty contests are expressing socio-economic and political concerns that are directly related to the affairs of the local community to which they belong. This means that certain changes are underway in terms of the roles assumed by Mayan women and in terms of their activities in the current Guatemalan society. However, whether this can definitely lead to Mayan women's active participation in Guatemalan politics needs to be further explored. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • ISSN:
      2287920X
    • Accession Number:
      69584241
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      JIN-SOOK CHOI. The Present Meaning of Mayan Beauty Contest in Guatemala. (English). Asian Journal of Latin American Studies, [s. l.], v. 24, n. 4, p. 139, 2011. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=69584241. Acesso em: 9 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Jin-Sook Choi. The Present Meaning of Mayan Beauty Contest in Guatemala. (English). Asian Journal of Latin American Studies. 2011;24(4):139. Accessed August 9, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=69584241
    • APA:
      Jin-Sook Choi. (2011). The Present Meaning of Mayan Beauty Contest in Guatemala. (English). Asian Journal of Latin American Studies, 24(4), 139.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Jin-Sook Choi. 2011. “The Present Meaning of Mayan Beauty Contest in Guatemala. (English).” Asian Journal of Latin American Studies 24 (4): 139. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=69584241.
    • Harvard:
      Jin-Sook Choi (2011) ‘The Present Meaning of Mayan Beauty Contest in Guatemala. (English)’, Asian Journal of Latin American Studies, 24(4), p. 139. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=69584241 (Accessed: 9 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Jin-Sook Choi 2011, ‘The Present Meaning of Mayan Beauty Contest in Guatemala. (English)’, Asian Journal of Latin American Studies, vol. 24, no. 4, p. 139, viewed 9 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Jin-Sook Choi. “The Present Meaning of Mayan Beauty Contest in Guatemala. (English).” Asian Journal of Latin American Studies, vol. 24, no. 4, Dec. 2011, p. 139. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=69584241.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Jin-Sook Choi. “The Present Meaning of Mayan Beauty Contest in Guatemala. (English).” Asian Journal of Latin American Studies 24, no. 4 (December 2011): 139. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=69584241.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Jin-Sook Choi. The Present Meaning of Mayan Beauty Contest in Guatemala. (English). Asian Journal of Latin American Studies [Internet]. 2011 Dec [cited 2020 Aug 9];24(4):139. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=69584241