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  • The Rough Guide to Guatemalaby Iain Stewart

    Rough Guides 2009; US$ 21.99

    The Rough Guide to Guatemala is the essential companion to this astonishing country with detailed coverage of all the main attractions ? from the volcanoes and crater lakes to the culturally-rich capital of Guatemala City. The full-colour introduction highlights the spectacular natural beauty of the beaches and wild-life reserves with stunning photography... more...

  • Moon Guatemalaby Al Argueta

    Avalon Travel 2013; US$ 19.99

    Part-time Guatemala resident Al Argueta provides travelers with an insider's view of Guatemala's best, from idyllic surf spots to popular volcanoes. Argueta offers in-depth coverage of Lake Atitlan and La Antigua, as well as Guatemala City's diverse selection of museums. With expert advice on where to eat, sleep, relax, and explore, Moon Guatemala... more...

  • The Blood of Guatemalaby Greg Grandin; Walter D. Mignolo; Sonia Saldívar-Hull; Irene Silverblatt

    Duke University Press 2000; US$ 89.95

    A study of the political and cultural formation of one of Guatemala's indigenous communities that explores the nationalization of ethnicity, the preservation of Mayan identity, and the formation of a brutally repressive state. more...

  • Indigenous Religion and Cultural Performance in the New Maya Worldby Garrett W. Cook; Thomas A. Offit; Rhonda Taube

    University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 50.00

    Based on more than thirty years of ethnographic fieldwork in Highland Guatemala, this study of Maya diviners, shamans, ritual dancers, and religious brotherhoods describes the radical changes in traditional Maya religious practice wrought by economic globalization and political turmoil. more...

  • Securing the Cityby Kevin Lewis O?Neill; Kedron Thomas; Thomas Offit; Deborah Levenson

    Duke University Press 2011; US$ 79.95

    Anthropologists and historians examine how postwar violence in Guatemala City is reconfiguring urban space, transforming the relationship between city and country, and exacerbating structures of inequality and ethnic discrimination. more...

  • Secrecy and Insurgencyby Silvia Posocco

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    Secrecy and Insurgency deals with the experiences of guerrilla combatants of the Fuerzas Armadas Rebeldes (Rebel Armed Forces) in the aftermath of the peace accords signed in December 1996 between the Guatemalan government and guerrilla insurgents. Drawing on a broad field of contemporary theory, Silvia Posocco’s Secrecy and Insurgency... more...

  • Re-Enchanting the Worldby C. Mathews Samson

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    Christian evangelicals among native people in Latin America. What does it mean to be both Maya and Protestant in Guatemala? Burgeoning religious pluralism in Mesoamerica and throughout Latin America is evident as Protestantism permeates a region that had been overwhelmingly Catholic for nearly five centuries. In considering the interplay between... more...

  • Maya In Exileby Allan Burns

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 30.95

    The Maya are the single largest group of indigenous people living in North and Central America. Beginning in the early 1980s, hundreds of thousands of Maya fled the terror of Guatemalan civil strife to safety in Mexico and the U.S. This ethnography of Mayan immigrants who settled in Indiatown, a small agricultural community in south central Florida,... more...

  • Memories of Conquestby Laura E. Matthew

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    Memories of Conquest: Becoming Mexicano in Colonial Guatemala more...

  • Buried Secretsby Victoria Sanford

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 38.00

    Based on exhaustive research, this work chronicles the journey of Maya survivors seeking truth, justice and community healing. It demonstrates that the Guatemalan army carried out a systematic and intentional genocide against the Maya during La Violencia in the 1970s and 80s. more...