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Synopsis: This book reproduces some 75 extraordinary photographs by Marcey Jacobson of the indigenous Maya and non-indigenous Ladino peoples of San Cristóbal de las Casas in the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico. Largely taken during the 1960s and 1970s, these stunning and historically revealing photographs depict the daily life and celebrations of the local population—selling goods in street markets, participating in religious rituals, begging in town squares, and a myriad of other activities. They offer a sensitive, respectful, and honest portrait of a region increasingly under pressure from the disruptive forces of modernization and political change.
The metaphor of the burden of time is especially apt for this region of Mexico. Mayas have since the Classic era conceived of time as a cargo , as a burden to be carried on the backs of those who serve their communities, in a ritual that sustains the precarious harmony of human beings and deities living in a dangerous world. Even today’s cargo system conceptualizes civil and ceremonial service as a tremendous burden akin to that which young and old alike must undertake for survival. Jacobson’s photographs tack back and forth through people’s lives to explore the encumbrances and joys of the passage of time. The entire text of the book, including photo captions, appears in both English and Spanish.
From the Back Cover:
“As a phorographer, I view Jacobson’s work as a remarkably comprehensive unveiling of a culture that is largely hidden from view. It is astute work, the product of years of intelligent concentration. Her photographs accomplish something quite rare - she reveals significant detail in a way that is unstylized, unselfconscious, and unspectacular. By this, i mean that she relies on her subjects to depict themselves, rather than attempting to place them in some sort of artistic context. She subtly blends anthropology and art.”—Joel Leivick, Stanford University
“As an anthropologist, I think tha tJacobson’s photography complements and in some ways corrects the standard visions of the highlands of Chiapas. exploring the connections of indigenous and non-indigenous cultures even as she documents their contrasts, Jacobson reveals the interpenetration of these worlds that has eluded social science analysisThe collection is coherent, of outstanding artistic value, and of both ethnographic and historic importance.”—George A. Collier, Stanford University
Title: The Burden of Time: Photographs from the ...
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication Date: 2002
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Stanford University Press. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0804738777I4N00
Book Description Brand: Stanford University Press, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: acceptable. Moderate to heavy notes, marking, highlighting, noticeable wear and tear, worn covers, crease pages. Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with any used book purchases. Seller Inventory # 0804738777_abe_ac
Book Description Brand: Stanford University Press, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with any used book purchases. Seller Inventory # 0804738777_abe_vg
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Book Description Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. B and w photos; 10.60 X 8.80 X 0.70 inches; 168 pages. Seller Inventory # 6231
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Book Description Stanford University Press, Stanford, California, 2001. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good +. Jacobson, Marcey (illustrator). First Edition. 275 x 240mm. pp. 148. English and Spanish text. Stunning collection of photographs of the people of the highlands of Chiapa in Mexico. Forward by Antonio Turok and afetrward by carter Wilson. Captivating black and white photographs. Bound in original black cloth with silver lettering to spine. Housed in black pictorial dust jacket. Faint vertical marks to first few pages (probably from printing process), otherwise very clean and tight. No ownership inscription. Dust jacket protected with removable mylar cover. Seller Inventory # 020905