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GSN MONDAY MAILER MAY 20 2013

Posted by on Monday, May 20, 2013 in News, Uncategorized.

PRELIMINARY GSN MEETING SCHEDULE ATTACHED, DROP A LINE TO ME OR tlittle-siebold@coa.edu with questions   AND The deadline to pre-register for the 2013 GSN conference is June 15.  Pre-registration fees are $75 for professionals and $30 for students.  On-site registration is $100 for professionals and $50 for students.  All conference participants and attendees must register.

For registration information and payment please go to: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/gsn/gsn-conference-2013
For more information on the conference please see: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/gsn/gsn-conference-2013-information

GSN Meeting at LASA is from 7-8:45 on Friday night, May 31.

1.       A FEW OF THE MANY recent excellent pieces on the Aftermath of the Rios Montt trial
2.       UN Human Rights Comission Urges Belize to Protect the Human Rights of Maya
3.       MAJOR NEW VOLUME ON THE MAYA IN POSTWAR GUATEMALA BY GSN EXEC COMMITTEE MEMBER JENNIFER BURRELL
4.       Great looking volume on Central America in the Neoliberal Age
5.       U DEL VALLE TO HOLD CONFERENCE ON POWER AND RESISTANCE IN LATIN AMERICA


1.       A FEW OF THE MANY recent excellent pieces on the Aftermath of the Rios Montt trial
 2.       UN Human Rights Comission Urges Belize to Protect the Human Rights of Maya
 http://servindi.org/actualidad/
3.       MAJOR NEW VOLUME ON THE MAYA IN POSTWAR GUATEMALA BY GSN EXEC COMMITTEE MEMBER JENNIFER BURRELL
Guatemala’s thirty-six-year civil war culminated in peace accords in 1996, but the postwar transition has been marked by continued violence, including lynchings and the rise of gangs, as well as massive wage-labor exodus to the United States. For the Mam Maya municipality of Todos Santos Cuchumatán, inhabited by a predominantly indigenous peasant population, the aftermath of war and genocide resonates with a long-standing tension between state techniques of governance and ancient community-level power structures that incorporated concepts of kinship, gender, and generation. Showing the ways in which these complex histories are interlinked with wartime and enduring family/class conflicts, Maya after War provides a nuanced account of a unique transitional postwar situation, including the complex influence of neoliberal intervention.
Drawing on ethnographic field research over a twenty-year period, Jennifer L. Burrell explores the after-war period in a locale where community struggles span culture, identity, and history. Investigating a range of tensions from the local to the international, Burrell employs unique methodologies, including mapmaking, history workshops, and an informal translation of a historic ethnography, to analyze the role of conflict in animating what matters to Todosanteros in their everyday lives and how the residents negotiate power. Examining the community-based divisions alongside national postwar contexts, Maya after War considers the aura of hope that surrounded the signing of the peace accords, and the subsequent doubt and waiting that have fueled unrest, encompassing generational conflicts. This study is a rich analysis of the multifaceted forces at work in the quest for peace, in Guatemala and beyond.
http://www.amazon.com/Maya-after-War-Conflict-Guatemala/dp/0292745672/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1369072391&sr=8-2&keywords=BURRELL+JENNIFER
4.       Great looking volume on Central America in the Neoliberal Age
 Cuevas Molina, Rafael. De Banana Republics a Repúblicas Maquileras. La cultura en Centroamérica en tiempos de globalización neoliberal (1990-2010) (Colección Historia Cultural de Costa Rica No.13). Costa Rica: Editorial Universidad Estatal a Distancia (EUNED), agosto de 2012, primera edición. 344 páginas. 13.2cm x 21cm. ISBN: 978-9968-31-914-0. Rústica. Precio: US$ 21.00 Q 115.00
 http://www.fygeditores.com/emails/spacer.gif«El libro …analiza la dinámica de la cultura en Centroamérica en el período de las reformas neoliberales, de la posguerra, de la intensificación de las migraciones hacia los Estados Unidos y de la globalización. Todos estos fenómenos están cambiando el rostro de la región, sus identidades, y poniéndole nuevos retos que, a veces, parecen superarla.»
5.       U DEL VALLE TO HOLD CONFERENCE ON POWER AND RESISTANCE IN LATIN AMERICA
Estimadas y Estimados,
La Asociación de Estudiantes de Ciencias Sociales (AECCSSE) de la Universidad del Valle de Guatemala tiene el agrado de invitarle a participar en el V Coloquio de Antropología y Sociología, que tratará sobre “Poder y resistencia en América Latina”. Este evento se realizará el 1, 2, 3 y 4 de octubre del año en curso en las instalaciones de la UVG (campus central). En los archivos adjuntos encontrará información sobre la inscripción y envío de trabajos.
 Como aclaración, el que esta edición del Coloquio de Antropología y Sociología lleve como título “Poder y resistencia en América Latina” no implica que las ponencias que se presenten necesariamente deban estar relacionadas con el tema.

Esperamos contar con su participación.  Cualquier consulta, puede comunicarse con nosotros a través de:  aeccsseuvg@gmail.com
Saludos cordiales,

Guadalupe García
Presidente 
Asociación de estudiantes de Ciencias Sociales (AECCSSE)
Universidad del Valle de Guatemala
Página web: http://aeccsseuvggt.wordpress.com/
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Thomas A. Offit Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
Baylor University
(254) 710-6226 
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