The Heart of the Matter

The Heart of the Matter

Can a culture have a theme that unifies seemingly unrelated practices? In this volume, Collins suggests that Maya-Mam customs as different as constructing a house, staying healthy, seeking God, disciplining children, agreeing to a contract, or just speaking the language, all originate from the same concept- a search for the center. This is far more than mere balance, long recognized as a Mayan cultural value. Rather, center space is a place of physical and metaphysical… (more)

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Publisher: SIL International (November 16, 2016)

Collection: Publications in Ethnography

Page count: 226 pages

Language: English


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