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Contesting Heritage In Antigua, Guatemala

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One way to interpret the contrast between ladinos' conceptualizations of Antigua without Mayas and tourists' conceptualizations of Antigua with Mayas is that ladinos use biased interpretations of history in combination with UNESCO's criteria-which focus on architectural features, not people-to exclude Mayas from the place. This overt practice is manifested in police actions to expel vendors and racist, demeaning treatment of Mayas. These are in concert with Antigüeño, ladino and in many cases Guatemalan discourses, which also exclude, obscure or minimize Mayas' actual place in Antigua. International tourism's globalization effect on Maya vendors has been to bolster their place within Antigua as appropriate to heritage. Antigua's particular architectural style is a result of local, national and even international politics, idiosyncratic individual tastes, earthquakes, and more than 500 years of historical economic and political processes. This chapter focuses on the politics with respect to property owners.

Keywords: Antigüeño; Antigua; architectural features; Guatemala; heritage; ladino; Maya vendors; politics; property owners; tourists



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