GSN MONDAY MAILER AUGUST 13 2012
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1. FACEBOOK IN KAQCHIKEL FROM WUQU’KAWOQ
In celebration of World Indigenous People's Day, August 9, we at Wuqu' Kawoq – Maya Health Alliance are happy to help launch an application that permits using Facebook in Kaqchikel.
According to UNESCO, approximately 600 languages have disappeared in the last century and t
hey continue to
disappear at a rate of one language every two weeks. Up to 90 percent of the world’s languages are likely to disappear
before the end of this century if current trends are allowed to continue. Providing media tools to indigenous language communities is an essential part of preserving these languages.
Click http://www.wachwuj.com/ to download a script that will turn your entire user interface into qach'ab'al ("our language").
Anne Kraemer Diaz | Directora Ejecutiva – Executive Director
Wuqu' Kawoq | Maya Health Alliance
2. LASA PANEL PROPOSAL
Are there any GSN members out there who would like to help put a panel together for LASA? Or anyone who has a panel-in-process but could use another paper? My work is in a couple of areas: (1) Maya K'iche' migrants in the U.S. — currently looking at gender and violence (both the armed conflict and postwar violence, but also gender and intrafamilial violence in both Guatemala and here). But I also have been looking more broadly at identity, alliances, and the politics of recognition. (2) Community radio in Guatemala: discourses of indigeneity, challenges to neoliberalism, and the participation of women. I haven't attended LASA since 2009, but since it's in DC this time around I can actually afford to attend.
Please contact me off list: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Maya Knauer
Associate Professor of Anthropology
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
2011 Fulbright Scholar
Read about my work and experiences in Guatemala: http://guatebuenaguatemaya.blogspot.com
3. F&G RE- RELEASES CLASSICS OF GUATEMALAN HISTORY
Woodward Jr., Ralph Lee. Rafael Carrera y la creación de la República de Guatemala, 1821-1871. Traducción de Jorge Skinner-Klée. 2da. Edición, Biblioteca Básica de Historia de Guatemala, 2011. 767 p. ISBN: 978-9929-587-41-0. Precio: US$ 45.00 Q 220.00
Taracena Arriola, Arturo. Invención criolla, sueño ladino, pesadilla indígena. Los Altos de Guatemala: de región a Estado (1740-1871). 3ra. Edición, Biblioteca Básica de Historia de Guatemala, 2011. 497 p. ISBN: 978-9929-587-42-7. Precio: US$ 30.00 Q 150.00
Thomas A. Offit Ph.D.
Department of Anthropology