[ Anthropology ]
Histories and Stories from Chiapas
Border Identities in Southern Mexico
By R. Aída Hernández Castillo
Foreword by Renato Rosaldo
In this wide-ranging study of identity formation in Chiapas, Aída Hernández delves into the experience of a Maya group, the Mam, to analyze how Chiapas’s indigenous peoples have in fact rejected, accepted, or negotiated the official discourse on "being Mexican" and participating in the construction of a Mexican national identity.