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GSN MONDAY MAILER NOVEMBER 18 2013

Posted by administrador on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 in News.

1.      GSN BUSINESS MEETING: FRIDAY 6:15- 7:30 PM, Conference Room 4M (Chicago Hilton) ALL ARE WELCOME WITH WINE, (VERY) MAJOR CAMRADERIE AND (VERY) MINOR BOQUITAS

1-39. PAPERS ABOUT GUATEMALA AT THIS WEEK’S AAA MEETINGS
40. GUATEMALAN STUDENT NEEDS HELP WITH A SURVEY ON MIGRATION
41. INTERESTING OP-ED PIECE ON THE RIOS MONTT CASE FROM TRUTHOUT
42. UPCOMING CONFERENCE ON “ARCHIVING THE CENTRAL AMERICAN REVOLUTIONS AT UT-AUSTIN
43. 2 NEW MAJOR PUBLICATIONS BY STEVEN KINZER ON THE ARBENZ ERA
44. EXPERT WITNESS NEEDED ON GUATEMALAN ELECTION FRAUD RELATED CASE
45. EXPERT WITNESS NEEDED ON SAN JUAN ATITAN, HUEHUETENANGO


 
1-40.           LOOK FOR THE FOLLOWING PANELS/ PRESENTATIONS AT THE AAA MEETINGS THIS WEEK IN CHICAGO  (apologies to all who were omitted!!! The AAA Guide and your editor are both very flawed databases!)
 
1.      GSN BUSINESS MEETING: FRIDAY 6:15- 7:30 PM, Conference Room 4M (Chicago Hilton) ALL ARE WELCOME WITH WINE AND (VERY) MINOR BOQUITAS
2.      Friday 2:30-2:45. Emily Yates-Doerr. Temporal Biologies: Ethnography, Nutrition, and the Process of Translation in Guatemala (on a panel on “Ethnographic Perspectives on the History of Hunger.” The panel runs from 1:45-3:30).  
3.      “How to Nail a Dictator”: The Role of Anthropologists and Human Rights Activists in the Rios Montt Genocide Trial in Guatemala. Sponsored by the AAA Committee for Human Rights
Saturday, November 23, 12:15-1:30pm  Victoria Sanford (Lehman College, CUNY), Beatriz Manz (University of California Berkeley), Timothy J. Smith (Appalachian State University)
4.      Silence, Memory and Power: Divided Approaches to Civic Development in Post-Conflict Guatemala
Michelle J Bellino (Harvard Graduate School of Education) and Beth C Rubin (Rutgers University) Friday, November 22, 2013: 2:30 PM PDR 7 (Chicago Hilton)
5.      "The Third Colonial Invasion: Anti-Mining Activism and the Struggle for Justice in Guatemala" BY Katherine Fultz on the panel "Doing Justice?" The panel in the Barbershop room (in the Renaissance Blackstone Hotel) at 8am on Friday Paper is at 9:15
6.      NICHE OR NECESSITY? EXPLORING the ROLE of VOLUNTEERISM in LATIN AMERICA from 10:15-12:00 on Sunday, the 24th, Two papers have a focus on Guatemala. Rebecca Nelson Jacobs "Politics of Exchange: Voluntourists and Mayan Weavers," and Katherine Borland's is entitled "Volunteering for the Revolution: Solidarity Reconsidered."
7.      "Distributed, Extended, External: Conceptualizing Agency Through a Maya Divination Ritual." By John McGraw Wednesday, November 20, at 12:30pm. 
8.      Historical Memory As Weapon and Arena: Comparing Three Forms of Memory Activism in Guatemala by Doc Billingsley Wednesday, November 20, 2013: 12:15 PM
9.      FINDING A VOICE: LATIN AMERICAN INDIGENOUS WOMEN'S PARTICIPATION WITHIN AND AT ODDS WITH INDIGENOUS ORGANIZATIONS AND THE INDIGENOUS MOVEMENT."  The panel is 11/20 (wed)  12-1:45.
Joyce Bennett's paper: Heads Or Tales: Kaqchikel Maya Women, the Pan-Maya Movement, and Managing the Double Standard  is at 12:15, Meghan Farley Webb's Paper: Contemporary Kaqchikel Social Agency: Men’s Transnational Migrations and Women’s Participation in Auxilaturas  is at 12:30.
10.  "Con Artists, Suckers and Shills: Advanced Capitalism and the Art of the Scam" and it has two Guatemala papers in the line up- "Con or Conned: Parsing Partial Truths in Guatemala,"by Ellen Sharp  and Diane Nelson's "The Ab(Uses) of Enchant/Meant: Maya Pyramid (Schemes)." Wednesday, November 20, 2013: 2:00 PM-3:45 PM  Conference Room 5E (Chicago Hilton)
11.  DISSENT AND DEBATE in the ERA of NEOLIBERAL MULTICULTURAL LANGUAGE REVITALIZATION in LATIN AMERICA, Thursday, Nov. 21, 10:15-12:00 p.m.
          Judith M. Maxwell, Ixq'anil,   Teaching Mayan Languages to Non-Maya:  Minedu and Ratifying Multiculturalism in Guatemala 11:00,  Conference Room 4G (Chicago Hilton).
12.  Collaboration and Conflict in the Development of Symbolic Value: Balancing Stakeholder Interest and Economic Imperative in a Local Organic Food System in Western GuatemalaThursday, November 21, 2013: 10:30 AM  PDR 7 (Chicago Hilton) Ryan Klotz (FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY)
13.  Dancing With God: Agency, Materiality and the Power of the Patron Saint in Highland Guatemala Thursday, November 21, 2013: 2:45 PM Grand Tradition (Chicago Hilton)  Thomas A Offit (Baylor University) and Garrett Cook (Baylor University)
14.  Balancing Public Policy Frameworks for Child Migration: A Case Study of Guatemala and the United StatesWednesday, November 20, 2013: 12:30 PM Lake Ontario Room (Chicago Hilton)  Aryah Somers (Consultant)
15.  The “Indigenous Problem”: Belonging and Social Mobility in Modern Day Guatemala City Saturday, November 23, 2013 Poster Row Blue- Salon A (Chicago Hilton) Marianinna Villavicencio (University of Notre Dame)
16.  Waiting After War: Elusive Peace and Transitions in Guatemala Friday, November 22, 2013: 10:45 AM Conference Room 4B (Chicago Hilton) Jennifer L. Burrell (University at Albany SUNY & Humboldt University, Berlin)
17.  Historical Anthropological Configurations and Educational (Im)Possibilities in GuatemalaSunday, November 24, 2013: 10:45 AM Salon A-5 (Chicago Hilton) Ligia (Licho) Lopez (UW-Madison)
18.  The Boundaries of International Medical Humanitarianism: Ethics and Cervical Cancer Care in Guatemala Wednesday, November 20, 2013: 4:30 PM Buckingham (Chicago Hilton) Anita 63108 Chary (Washington University in St. Louis) and Peter Benson (Washington University in St. Louis)
19.  Bill Gates Speaks K’ichee’: The Corporatization of Linguistic Revitalization in Guatemala Thursday, November 21, 2013: 10:30 AM Conference Room 4G (Chicago Hilton) Sergio F Romero (University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Austin)
20.  Impunity On Trial: Living With Torturers and Other Legacies of Violence in the Ixil Area of Guatemala Thursday, November 21, 2013: 8:30 AM Conference Room 4G (Chicago Hilton) Krisjon R Olson (University of Washington)
21.  (Medical) Missionary Positions: Values and Health Policy in Guatemala Sunday, November 24, 2013: 12:15 PM Conference Room 4D (Chicago Hilton) Nicole S Berry (Simon Fraser University and Simon Fraser University)
22.  The Limits of Law: On the Politicization of Femicide in Guatemala  Thursday, November 21, 2013: 4:30 PM Conference Room 5G (Chicago Hilton) Brie Marina Gettleson (The New School for Social Research)
23.  Alternative Strategies to Tourism Market Economies for Economically Marginalized Artisan-Vendors in Guatemala Friday, November 22, 2013: 4:15 PM Barbershop (Renaissance Blackstone Hotel) Walter E Little (University at Albany)
24.  Spoken Into Presence: Differential Materialization, Embodiment and Subjectification in the Sepur Zarco Hearings, Guatemala Saturday, November 23, 2013: 2:45 PM Waldorf Room (Chicago Hilton) Silvia Posocco (Birkbeck, University of London)
25.  Freire With a Neoliberal Twist: Corporate Education Consultants and Emancipatory Pedagogies in Postwar Guatemala Saturday, November 23, 2013: 9:50 AM The Field Museum Benjamin L Fogarty (Princeton University Department of Anthropology)
26.  Guatemala’s Gray Zones: Balancing Ethnographic Understanding and the Search for Justice in Post-War Transnational Communities Thursday, November 21, 2013: 10:45 AM Marquette Room (Chicago Hilton) Patricia Foxen (American University)
27.  Chronic Malnutrition and Complementary Foods in Guatemalan Maya Communities Saturday, November 23, 2013: 8:00 AM Lake Erie Room (Chicago Hilton) Edward F Fischer (Vanderbilt U)
28.  Writing About Aj Pop B’atz’: Bruce Grindal, Friendship, and the Transformation of Ethnographic Writing Friday, November 22, 2013: 2:00 PM Conference Room 4M (Chicago Hilton) Ashley Kistler (Rollins College)
29.  Collisions of Debt and Interest: Youth Negotiations of (In)Debt(ed) Migration and the Best Interests of the Child Wednesday, November 20, 2013: 12:15 PM Lake Ontario Room (Chicago Hilton) Lauren D Heidbrink (National Louis University)
30.  A Garden Experiment Revisited: Inter-Generational Change in Environmental Perception and Management of the Maya Lowlands, Guatemala Thursday, November 21, 2013: 8:30 AM Lake Huron Room (Chicago Hilton) Olivier Le Guen (Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS)), Douglas Medin (Northwestern University), Rumen Iliev (Northwestern University), Ximena Lois (University of Michigan) and Scott Atran (University of Michigan)
31.  Tz'utijil Hip Hop, Language Revitalization, and Maya Identity Thursday, November 21, 2013: 4:00 PM Williford A (Chicago Hilton)
Rusty Barrett (UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY)
32.  “Because They Don’t Know”: Toward An Intersectional Understanding of Place, Culture and Gender in Education in a Chuj Maya Town Thursday, November 21, 2013: 8:00 AM PDR 6 (Chicago Hilton) Alexandra Allweiss (University of Wisconsin- Madison)
33.  On Being Good Mothers and Good Fathers: Teaching Gender Roles Through Performance in Maya School Activities Thursday, November 21, 2013: 8:45 AM PDR 6 (Chicago Hilton) John J Edvalson (SUNY Albany)
34.  The Capacity for Democracy: Developing Indigenous Citizens in the Guatemalan Highlands Wednesday, November 20, 2013: 8:00 PM PDR 5 (Chicago Hilton) Nicholas M Copeland (Virginia Tech and Virginia Tech)
35.  Guatemorfosis: Pepsi, Corporatism, and a Willingness to Change Wednesday, November 20, 2013: 8:45 PM Conference Room 4F (Chicago Hilton) Kevin L O'Neill (University of Toronto) and Benjamin L Fogarty (Princeton University Department of Anthropology)
36.  Reading the Miraculous Place: The Semiotics of Votive Texts in the Chapel of a Guatemalan Popular Saint Wednesday, November 20, 2013: 8:30 PM Salon A-1 (Chicago Hilton) Timothy W Knowlton (Berry College)
37.  Taking the Cooperation Out of Cooperative Coffee: Three Communities Struggle to Remain in the Alternative Market Thursday, November 21, 2013: 10:15 AM PDR 7 (Chicago Hilton) Courtney Dowdall (American Anthropological Assn)
38.  Migration and/Of Memory: Genocide, Silences and Framing Migrant Experiences Thursday, November 21, 2013: 9:00 AM Conference Room 4G (Chicago Hilton) Lisa Maya Knauer (University of Massachusetts Dartmouth)
39.  Religious Pluralism in Guatemala and the Dynamics of Body, Place, and Subjectivity Friday, November 22, 2013: 10:15 AM Conference Room 4H (Chicago Hilton) Andrea Althoff (Association of the European Academies Germany)


 
40.   I am writing  to ask you again to share my survey in the GSN newsletter.  I need more answers for my study (350+) in order for it to be statistically representative (although I am aware that I can not reach Guatemalan migrants that have little school or computer knowledge).  The link is the following and attached I am sending the questionnaire in PDF format if you are interested in the questions. 
 
http://freeonlinesurveys.com/app/rendersurvey.asp?sid=v9wic9zcwnwjl45297483&refer=freeonlinesurveys%2Ecom
Thank you very much for your help.  If you have any questions please let me know. 
Best wishes,
Aracely Martínez
aracelymartinezcomillas@gmail.com
 


 
41.   INTERESTING OP-ED PIECE ON THE RIOS MONTT CASE FROM TRUTHOUT
 
http://www.truth-out.org/speakout/item/20104-havent-we-done-enough-to-efrain-rios-montt
 
It’s getting harder and harder to write objectively about what goes on in Guatemala, and I think with this piece, my first Op-Ed, I may have killed that ability altogether. 
  
Paul N. Avakia


 
42.   UPCOMING CONFERENCE ON “ARCHIVING THE CENTRAL AMERICAN REVOLUTIONS AT UT-AUSTIN
 
“Save the Date” 2014 Lozano Long Conference: Archiving the Central American Revolutions February 19-21, 2014 LLILAS Benson, The University of Texas at Austin
 
Save the date for the 2014 Lozano Long Conference, Archiving the Central American Revolutions, which will take place on Feb 19-21, 2014 at The University of Texas at Austin. The conference will feature new critical interpretations of the “revolutionary decades” in Central America (1970 through 1990), drawing together scholars from the United States and Central America with research expertise on this crucial period of contemporary history.
The scholarly rationale for this conference is especially strong given that a whole generation of scholars of Central America, who came of age during the revolutionary era, are now senior members of their professions. The conference will feature their unique perspective, in dialogue with a new generation of scholars, who will bring distinctive approaches and viewpoints to bear. Other perspectives will also be featured, including journalists, clergy, solidarity activists, students, and documentary filmmakers whose work covers this era.

In addition to panels and workshops, the event will feature the screening of documentary films from this period, an exhibition of materials from a Benson archival collection, and other related activities. Over the course of the three-day event, we will also be audio recording StoryCorps-type testimonies from anyone present at the conference who would like to have their perspective preserved as part of an archive about revolution in Central America.
The conference will also initiate a project of acquisition of documentary materials related to the revolutionary era in Central America. We want to send an unambiguous message to scholars who may want to contribute: it is crucial to make your materials available so they can form part of the historical record, which in turn will become the point of reference for new interpretations and deeper understandings of this period for decades to come.
Questions? Contact LLILAS Director of Scholarly Programs Paloma Díaz at p.diaz@austin.utexas.edu
http://www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/llilas/events/conferences/2014-Lozano-Long.php


 
43.   2 NEW MAJOR PUBLICATIONS BY STEVEN KINZER ON THE ARBENZ ERA
 
) Stephen Kinzer, From Silence to Memory: Revelations of the Archivo Histórico de la Policia Nacional with a foreword  by Carlos Aguirre and a preface by Kate Doyle. In New York Review of Books, December 5, 2013 (Vol LX, Number 19), p. 34.   Note: Review article is featured on the cover with this hopeful title: "Hope for Guatemala."
 
2)Also, Stephen Kinzer, The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War. New York: Times Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2013. Chapter 6, entitled "The Most Forthright Pro-Communist" covers the brothers' role in the US intervention in Guatemala in 1954.


 
44.   EXPERT WITNESS NEEDED ON GUATEMALAN ELECTION FRAUD RELATED CASE
 
I am an attorney working on an asylum claim for a Guatemalan refugee.  My client was a student who was actively involved in the UNE, and who was specifically working on expressing the message to voters that they should not allow Patriota to purchase their votes for $$$.  He was then attacked and threatened by gangs associated with Patriota, and was forced to flee the country.  He is now here in TN and we are seeking asylum status for him.  He has an open removal case with the Memphis EOIR. 
 
It would be extremely helpful to my client’s claim if we could enlist an expert witness to assist in his case.  Do you have someone you can recommend?  Or perhaps you yourself are an expert in this subject? 
 
Thanks very much,
Kyle Mothershead
Attorney-at-Law


 
45.   EXPERT WITNESS NEEDED ON SAN JUAN ATITAN, HUEHUETENANGO
 
I am writing to you from Social Justice Collaborative, a nonprofit organization in Oakland, CA. We are representing a client in removal proceedings from San Juan Atitan, Huehuetenango. We are looking for an expert to testify in this case against his deportation.
Do you have any recommendations or know any other professors who study the particular region of San Juan Atitan?
I hope to hear from you soon. His court date is coming up soon so we need to find someone soon.
Thanks a lot for your help, in advance,
Emily
 
Emily Abraham | Director | Staff Attorney
Social Justice Collaborative | socialjusticecollaborative.org
420 3rd Street Suite 130 | Oakland, CA 94607
510.992.3964 | emily@socialjusticecollaborative.org  


 
Thomas A. Offit Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
Baylor University
(254) 710-6226



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