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Published: 12 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375074-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... This chapter addresses the recent history of war, human rights struggles, and the Mayan movement in Guatemala. It describes two phases of Mayan Organizing, 1.0 (1985–ca. 1999) and 2.0 (the twenty-first century); both phases are struggling to overcome the wartime divide between “political” and...
Published: 12 October 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... This chapter engages the ground zero of genocide as well as zero as a source of enormous pride for postgenocide Mayan revitalization because their ancestors “discovered” it long before the Europeans. This matters because we all live in a world where number is the “modern fact,” closely linked...
Published: 01 January 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372370-020
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7237-0
...- fleshed, power ful women, and in related paper fashion instal- lations and per for mances, Gamboa links the fear of women, fear of 2012 (produced by interpreters of the Mayan calendars unauthorized by Mayan spiritual elders),3 and fear of extraterrestrials. Her question stands. We do not often think of...
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By Matthew C. Watson
Published: 07 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012078-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1207-8
... man (and prob ably for the rabbits too). Obsidian safety glasses shield his eyes from errant shards of stone. Sacrilege 29 destiny Among speakers of Mayan languages today, one word for person is vinik. Late sixteenth- century speakers of Tzotzil Mayan used vinik to designate humans, animals, and...
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By Matthew C. Watson
Published: 07 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012078-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1207-8
... kings, 34. See also Pakal Maya Meetings, 148, 168 Mayanists, 51, 53, 165 Mayan languages: con temporary speakers, 5, 20, 84; and epigraphy, 5, 84 85, 120; Tatiana Proskouriakoff s knowledge of, 38; reducción of, 120; Schele s knowledge of, 19 20, 135, 142 43; vinik (person), 29 Maya peoples: and...
Published: 15 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005605-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0560-5
... [145] Helen Delpar has pointed out, the de cades following the Mexican Revolu- tion (1910 20) witnessed an enormous vogue for things Mexican, a trend that included tourism, intellectual exchange, the rise of the Mayan revival style of architecture, a general interest in Mexican art, and the...
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By Matthew C. Watson
Published: 07 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012078-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1207-8
... Castañeda, In the Museum of Maya Culture: Touring Chichén Itzá (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996); Nora C. England, Mayan Language Revival and Revi- Notes to Introduction 177 talization: Linguists and Linguistic Ideologies, American Anthropologist 105, no. 4 (2003); Diane M. Nelson...
Published: 07 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012078-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1207-8
... (2004): 16 18. Edwards, Elizabeth. The Camera as Historian: Amateur Photog raphers and Historical Imagination, 1885 1918. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012. England, Nora C. Mayan Language Revival and Revitalization: Linguists and Linguistic Ideologies. American Anthropologist 105, no. 4 (2003...
Published: 25 September 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012276-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1227-6
... Ríos siblings living in New York City, Lewis reserves two paragraphs to describe the chromatic colors found in Soledad s ground- floor railroad tenement apartment: The kitchen walls had just been painted a bright green. They were decorated with religious calendars, plastic flowers, a fancy match...
Published: 17 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478003304-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0330-4
..., such as Fray Bernardino de Sahagún s Florentine Codex (ca. 1519 40).2 While there are references to Quetzalcoatl in Mayan sources (where he appears with a variety of Quiché names), I will COLONIAL MELANCHOLY AND THE MYTH OF QUETZALCOATL 81 focus on his presence in central Mexican, largely Aztec or...
Published: 27 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007616-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0761-6
... culturally illuminating. Living south of the border I learned fast about the relationship between US domination and the depen- dent nations in its orbit. In those early 1960s, the country was alive in ways I hadn t experienced. The ancient Mayan and Aztec sites were still being av- idly explored, their...
Published: 27 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007616-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0761-6
... afford to pay for medical attention, buy insurance of any kind, or acquire the endless gadgets we ve since become accustomed to thinking make living easier. Yearly medical checkups weren t on our calendars, and we only saw a dentist if we had a really bad toothache. Life was simple, if precarious. THE...
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007524-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0752-4
... calendar year. The highest number of recorded map requests in one month (sixty- one) was in March 2007, at the height of one of the mbr s most devastating fire seasons during an El Niño year. (But compare this to the 160 calculated in June 2011 by asking each technician how many maps they had made in the...