Rubber ballgames from Middle America to the World
This paper addresses the modern rubber ballgames of Middle America and traces their genealogy to before the Spanish Conquest.

It follows a theoretical framework to register contemporary players’ point of view.

On the field, the focus is on recent initiatives materialized in the Maya region of Mexico and Guatemala around the play of three games: chaaj, pok-ta-pok, and chajchaay.

Studied from the social sciences and historical anthropology, to confront academic sources arguing the disappearance of the ancient rubber ballgames, it offers a transdisciplinary intercultural assessment of initiatives surrounding their play, emerging from indigenous Mayan communities in the recovery of a worldview that offers a balance between human beings and the natural world.

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https://www.sportanddev.org/research-and-learning/resource-library/chaaj-pok-ta-pok-and-chajchaay-rubber-ballgames-middle

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2023
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