Digitising the sacred: Maya women’s cosmovision online
Miralles Teran de Wilkin, M. 2022. Digitising the sacred: Maya women’s cosmovision online.
|Authors||Miralles Teran de Wilkin, M.|
Digitising the Sacred: Maya Women’s Cosmovision Online
Currently, Maya women are contesting the narrative imposed by the state, social prejudices and media-imposed perceptions, reclaiming their place in society online. How is the Cholq’ij represented in Maya women’s narratives in relation to their knowledge, world-views and philosophies online? The Aj’kijab are the guardians of the Maya tradition and the calendar’s knowledge. By moving online, the Cholq’ij went from being a specialist calendar, interpreted by an Aj’kij inside a community in a defined time and context,to being standardised and available to everybody.
The process of conveying the Cholq’ij’s abstract concepts in a contested media, such as an online/virtual place, certainly implies a process of cultural surrender, yet paradoxically key to represent the Maya people’s identity and culture.
|Keywords||Maya cosmovision; Cholq’ij sacred calendar digitisation; online/virtual place; Postmemory; Feminism; Identity; Ethnography; Cultural resistance; Indigenous communal organisations; Decolonisation|
|Conference||Religion in Latin America and the Caribbean: Past, Present and Possible Futures.’ The Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) University of London in collaboration with the Centre for Religion, Conflict and Globalization (CRCG) University of Groningen.|
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|Deposited||14 Sep 2023|
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