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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Matthew

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 45.00

    Indigenous allies helped the Spanish gain a foothold in the Americas. What did these Indian conquistadors expect from the partnership, and what were the implications of their involvement in Spain's New World empire? Laura Matthew's study of Ciudad Vieja, Guatemala--the study first to focus on a single allied colony over the entire colonial period--places... 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...

  • Maya Diasporaby James Loucky

    Temple University Press 2000; US$ 30.95

    Maya people have lived for thousands of years in the mountains and forests of Guatemala, but they lost control of their land, becoming serfs and refugees, when the Spanish invaded in the sixteenth century. Under the Spanish and the Guatemalan non-Indian elites, they suffered enforced poverty as a resident source of cheap labor for non-Maya projects,... more...

  • Our Elders Teach Usby David Anthony Carey; Allan Burns

    University of Alabama Press 2004; US$ 32.95

    In this rich and dynamic work, David Carey Jr. provides a new perspective on contemporary Guatemalan history by allowing the indigenous peoples to speak for themselves. Combining the methodologies of anthropology and history, Carey uses both oral interviews and meticulous archival research to construct a history of the last 130 years in Guatemala... more...