Fiction and Poetry
Publications
Historia Reciente
Historias Mayas
General Interest Atitlán
Community Education
Health, Medical Anthropology, Traditional Caregivers in Guatemala
Ministerio de Salud Publica y Asistencia Social (MSPAS)
General medical anthropology and resources
Interculturation
Development
Politics of History

Fiction

The Long Night of the White Chickens, a novel by Francisco Goldman, is about Guatemala

Martin Prechtel has written several books about (with some artistic license) the years he lived in Santiago Atitlán, a favorite is Long Life, Honey in the Heart

Miguel Angel
Asturias, Guatemala's Nobel in Literature (1967), has many esteemed works including El Señor Presidente (1946), Hombres De Maiz (1949), and others, including poetry and short stories

"Banana trilogy": Viento Fuerte (1950), El Papa Verde (1954), and Los Ojos de los Enterrados (1960) About the United Fruit Company.

Week-end in Guatemala (1956) a collection of short stories, about the intervention of the United States against the Arbenz government.

Mario Monteforte Toledo, another respected Guatemalan author Donde acaban los caminos (1952), about San Pedro La Laguna, also a film

Augusto Monterroso,
(1921-2003) short story writer, newspaperman and diplomat, who wrote the shortest short story, "The Dinosaur":
http://www.patriagrande.net/guatemala/augusto.monterroso/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusto_Monterroso

Arturo Arias, Cascabel (1998), Despues de las Bombas (1979)

Luis Cardoza y Aragon, Miguel Angel Asturias, Casi Novela. MŔxico: Ediciones Era, 1991.

Mario Payeras, Mundo como flor y como invento (cuentos, 1987)

Poetry

Poesia Guatemalteca: http://mypage.direct.ca/j/julio/guatemala.html

Humberto Akabal, Maya-Quiche poet, has many volumes. http://akabal.com/

Otto Rene Castillo, guerilla poet killed in 1967 http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Exhibit/9732/castillo.htm Nuesto Voz, Vamonos Patria a Caminar, Distante tu rostro, De los de Siempre

http://www.poesia-castellana.com/guatemala/castillo.html Los amantes, Libertad
http://mypage.direct.ca/j/julio/otto1.html Viudo de mundo

Javier Payeras, Soledad Brother, 2003
http://www.zapatosrojos.com.ar/Biblioteca/Javier%20Payeras.htm

General Interest Guatemala

The Rough Guide for Guatemala is recommended

Unfinished Conquest, by Guatemalan author Victor Perrera

Latin American Network Information Center- UTexas
http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/ca/guatemala/

Petterson, Carmen L. Maya of Guatemala: Life and Dress. Guatemala City: Ixchel Museum Guatemala, 1976.-an old classic, worth checking out before you leave (it is large... you won't travel with it)

Handy, Jim. Gift of the Devil: A History of Guatemala. Boston: South End Press, 1984.

Grandin, Greg. The Blood of Guatemala: A History of Race and Nation. Durham: Duke University Press, 2000.

Smith, Carol A. Guatemala Indians and the State: 1540 to 1388. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1994.

Carmack, Robert M. Quichean Civilization: The Ethnohistoric, Ethnographic, and Archaeological Sources. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1973.

McBryde, Felix Webster. Cultural and Historical Geography of Southwest Guatemala. Washington: Smithsonian Institute of Social Anthropology, 1947.

Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes - Directorio Cultural y Deportivo: http://www.mcd.gob.gt/MICUDE/directorios/directorio_cultural_deportivo

Publications

www.prensalibre.com LaPrensa Libre
www.sigloxxi.comSiglo XXI
www.albedrio.orgRevista electrónica de discusión y propuesta social
www.revuemag.comThe Revue Magazine and Classifieds


Historia Reciente

Amnesty International - Guatemala:
http://web.amnesty.org/web/content.nsf/pages/gbrguatemala_index

Guatemala memoria del silencio. Guatemala: F&G Editores, 2004.
Memory of Silence- http://shr.aaas.org/guatemala/ceh/report/spanish/
http://shr.aaas.org/guatemala/ceh/mds/spanish/anexo1/vol2/no6.html

1992 Nobel Peace
Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú: Túm, Rigoberta Menchú. I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala / (Uniform Title: Me llamo Rigoberta Menchú y asi me nacío la conciencia.) London: Verso, c1984.

Her second book, Crossing Borders (1998) is a later, lighter version of her experiences in exile.

Montejo, Victor. Testimonio: Muerte de Una Comunidad Indígena en Guatemala. Guatemala: Editorial Universitaria, 1993.

Brevisima Relacíon Testimonial de la Continua Destruccíon del Mayab' (Guatemala). Providence: Guatemala Scholars Network, 1992

Murga Armas, Jorge. Santiago Atitlán, Organización comunitaria y seguridad de los habitantes, un reto para la paz. Guatemala: ILANUD, 1997. 31-41.

Iglesia catolica, movimiento indigena y lucha revolucionaria: (Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala). Guatemala: Impresiones Palacios, 2006.

Mario Payeras, Los días de la selva. La Habana: Casa de las AmŔricas, 1980.

Rother, Stanley. The Shepherd Cannot Run: Letters of Stanley Rother, Missionary and Martyr. Edited by David Monahan. Oklahoma City: Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, 1984.

The story of the priest Francisco Stanley Rother, who was killed by the military in Atitlán in 1980. Also see: http://www.catharchdioceseokc.org/history/History_Home_Page.htm

Immerman, Richard. La Cia en Guatemala / The CIA in Guatemala: The Foreign Policy of Intervention. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1982.

Schlesinger, Stephen and Stephen Kinzer. Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala. Expanded Edition. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1999.

Fruta amarga. La CIA en Guatemala. Editores Edici˛n. Guatemala: Siglo XXI, 1998.

Cullather, Nick. Secret History: The CIA's Classified Account of Its Operations in Guatemala, 1952-1954. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999.

The Nacional Security Archive - Guatemala Documentation Project: http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/latin_america/guatemala.html Operation PBSUCCESS, Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_PBSUCCESS

Warren, Kay. Indigenous Movements and their Critics: Pan-Maya Activism in Guatemala. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998.

Nash, June C. Mayan Visions: The Quest for Autonomy in an Age of Globalization. First Edition. New York: Routledge, 2001.

Historias Mayas

Popol Vuh/Pop Wuj multiples versiones y traducciones

Xahilá, Arana, Francisco Hernandez, and Francisco Diaz
Gebutá Queh. Memorial Tecpán Atitlán: Anales de los Cakchiqueles. Guatemala: Rep¨blica de Guatemala, 1934.


Historias Españoles

Diaz del Castillo, Bernal.
La Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva España. (The True History of the Conquest of New Spain).
http://www.antorcha.net/biblioteca_virtual/historia/bernal/indice.html


Fuentes y Guzman,
Francisco Antonio de. RECORDACION
FLORIDA. Discurso Historial y Demostración Natural, Material,
Militar y Politica del Reyno
. Prologos de: J. Antonio Villacorta C.,
Ramon A. Salazar, Sinforoso Aguilar. Vols. VI-VIII. Guatemala: Biblioteca
Goathemala de la Sociedad de Geografía e Historia, 1932-33.

Relaciones Geographicas del siglo XVI: Guatemala.
Edited by Rene Acuña. Mexico D.F.: Universidad Nacional Autónoma
de Mexico, 1982.


General Interest Atitlán

www.santiagoatitlan.com
www.fotomaya.com
www.atitlan.com

Arte Maya Tz'utujil
www.artemaya.com

US Army Corps of Engineers
http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/publications/pub_download.html

Nature Conservancy Parks in Peril
http://parksinperil.org/wherewework/centralamerica/guatemala/protectedarea/atitlan.html

Municipal Info
http://www.inforpressca.com/santiagoatitlan/


Balancing the Cosmos
http://www.balancingthecosmos.com/Home.html

Relaciones Geographicas del siglo XVI: Guatemala.
Edited by Rene Acuña. Mexico D.F.: Universidad Nacional Autónoma
de Mexico, 1982.


Carlsen, Robert S. The war for the heart & soul of a highland Maya town. Contribution by Martin Prechtel. Foreword by David Carrasco. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1997.

"Social Organization and Disorganization in Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala." In Ethnology.
Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh, Spring 1996.


and Martin Prechtel. "The Flowering of the Dead: An Interpretation of Highland Maya Culture." Man 26-1
(1991): 22-42. Republished as Chapter
3 of The War for the Heart and Soul of a Highland Maya Town, Robert Carlsen, Austin: University of Texas Press,
1997.

Armas, Jorge Murga. Santiago Atitlán, Organización comunitaria y seguridad de los habitantes, un reto para la paz.
Guatemala: ILANUD, 1997. 31-41.


Iglesia catolica, movimiento indigena y lucha revolucionaria: (Santiago Atitlan,
Guatemala). Guatemala: Impresiones Palacios, 2006.

O'Brien, Linda Lee. Songs of the Face of the Earth: Ancestor Songs of the Tzutuhil-Maya of Santiago Atitlán,
Guatemala
. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Xerox University Microfilms, 1975. '


Orellana, Sandra. The Tzutujil Maya: Continuity and Change 1250-1630. Austin: University of Texas, 1992.

Rother, Stanley. The Shepherd Cannot Run: Letters of Stanley Rother, Missionary and Martyr.
Edited by David Monahan. Oklahoma
City: Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, 1984.

The story of the priest Francisco Stanley Rother, who was killed by the military in Atitlán in 1980
Also see:http://www.catharchdioceseokc.org/history/History_Home_Page.htm
Sexton, James D. Heart of Heaven, Heart of Earth and other Maya Folktales. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1999.

Mayan Folktales: Folklore from Lake Atitlán, Guatemala. Albuquerque: UniversityofNew Mexico Press, 1999.


Tarn, Nathaniel and Martin Prechtel. Scandals in the house of birds: Shamans and Priests on Lake Atitlan. New York:
Marsilio Publishers, c1997.


Community Education

Werner, David and Bill Bower. Helping Health Workers Learn: A Book of Methods, Aids, and Ideas for Instructors at the Village Level. Palo Alto: The Hesperian Foundation, 1982.
http://www.healthwrights.org/books/APLSonline.htm Español
http://www.healthwrights.org/books/helpinghwlearn.htm Inglés


HealthWrights.org - Books Online:
http://www.healthwrights.org/booksonline.htm
http://www.healthwrights.org/spanish/index.htm

Health, Medical Anthropology, Traditional Caregivers in Guatemala

Etnomedicina en Guatemala. Edited by Elba Villatoro.
Guatemala: Editorial Universitaria, 1984.

Mosquera, Maria Teresa y Nils Kolstrup, MD. La Comunicación entre paciente y trabajadores de salud en una sociedad multiétnica. Guatemala: Universidad de San Carlos
Guatemala, Instituto de Estudios Interétnicos, 2007.

http://www.idei.usac.edu.gt/publicaciones/la_comunidad.PDF

Mosquera, Maria Teresa. La articulación de saberes populares y bio-médicos entre las comadronas de Rabinal, Baja Verapaz Guatemala. Tesis Doctoral. España: Universitat Rovila e Vergili, Departament
d'Antropologia, Filosofia i Treball Social, 2002.
http://www.tdx.cesca.es/TESIS_URV/AVAILABLE/TDX-0122103-164843/

"Algunos Postulados Teóricos en Antropología de la Medicina: La Escuela de Menéndez." Reflexiones 2-2. Guatemala: Universidad de San Carlos Guatemala, Instituto de Estudios Interetnicos, 1999.
http://www.idei.usac.edu.gt/publicaciones/reflexiones/reflexion2.pdf

Prada Elana, Lisa Remez, Edgar Kestler, Sandra Sáenz de Tejada, Susheela Singh, and
Akinrinola Bankole. Embarazo no planeado y aborto inseguro en Guatemala. New York:
Guttmacher Institute, 2006.

http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/GuatemalaUPIAsp.pdf

Purnell, Larry (PhD, RN, FAAN).
"Guatemalans' Practices for Health Promotion and the Meaning of Respect Afforded Them by Health Care Providers." Journal of Transcultural Nursing 12-1 (2001): 40-7.

Goldman, Noreen, Anne R. Pebley, and Megan Becket. "Diffusion of ideas about personal hygiene and contamination in poor countries: evidence from Guatemala." Social Science and Medicine 52 (2001): 53-69.


Goldman, Noreen, Anne R. Pebley, and Michele Gragnolati. "Choices about treatment for ARI and diarrhea in rural Guatemala" Social Science & Medicine 55 (2002): 1693-1712.

Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes, Directorio Cultural y
Deportivo - Etnomedicina

http://www.mcd.gob.gt/MICUDE/directorios/directorio_cultural_deportivo/etnomedicina/

Santiago Atitlan and San Pedro La Laguna

Douglas, W. Illness and curing in Santiago Atitlan. Doctoral Thesis. Stanford: Medical Anthropology,
Stanford University, 1969. Earle, D. & D. Snow, 1985.


Hinojosa, Servando Z. Hinojosa. "The Hands
Know: Bodily Engagement and Medical Impasse in Highland Maya Bonesetting. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 16-1 (March 2002): 22-40.
www.anthrosource.net/doi/pdf/10.1525/maq.2002.16.1.22

Schram, Justin and
Nancy Etzel. "Assessing Community Health in a Tz'tujil Maya Village upon the Reconstruction of Hospitalito Atitlán." Community Health Assessment (Jan 2005), www.med.upenn.edu/ghi/documents/community.pdf.


Paul, Benjamin D. "The Maya bonesetter as sacred specialist." Ethnology 15-1(1976): 77-81.
http://www.artemaya.com/bone.html
Posted online on November 9, 2004
www.rozylowicz.com/pdf-files/maya-bonesetter.pdf

Ministerio de Salud Publica y Asistencia Social (MSPAS)

Ministerio de Salud Publica
http://www.mspas.gob.gt/cms2/

Plan
Estrategico para reducir la Mortalidad Materna 2004-2008

http://www.democraticdialoguenetwork.org/file.pl?files_id=652;folder=attachment;name=PLAN_ESTRATEGICO_MORTALIDAD_MATERNA.pdf.

Plan
Estrategico Programa de Seguridad Alimentario y Nutricional 2004-2008
www.democraticdialoguenetwork.org/file.pl?files_id=652;folder=attachment;name=PLAN_ESTRATEGICO_NUTRICION_.pdf



General medical anthropology and resources

Fadiman, Anne. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, her
Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
. New York: Farrar, Straus, &

Giroux, 1998. Cuidad Virtual de Antropología y Arqueología: Antropología Médica y Biológica /
Antropología y Salud:
http://www.naya.org.ar/articulos/medica.htm

Medical Anthropology Comprehensive Internet
Resources and Related Links:
http://people.ucsc.edu/~bobbaq/anthro/med/medanthlinks.htm

http://people.ucsc.edu/~bobbaq/anthro/med/medanthlinks.htm#syllabi
Resources for Cross Cultural Health Care:
http://www.diversityrx.org/HTML/WERCCH.htm
Multicultural Health Best Practices Overview:
http://www.diversityrx.org/BEST/index.html


3rd World
Clinic:
http://208.249.125.166/Pages/clnfrm.htm

See also:
http://www.hvousa.org/Bibliography.cfm



Interculturation

Pratt, Mary Louise. Imperial
Eyes: Travel Writing and Transculturation. New York: Routledge, 1992.

Said, Edward W. Orientalism. New York: Vintage Books, c1994.


Sullivan, Paul. Unfinished Conversations: Mayas and Foreigners Between Two Wars. New York: Knopf, 1989.


Development

The Development Dictionary: A Guide to Knowledge as Power.
Edited by Wolfgang Sachs. New York: Zed Books, 1991.

The Post-Development Reader. Edited by Majid Rahnema and Victoria
Bawtree. New York: Zed Books, 1997.
Joshi, Sharmila. "Dictionary of development." InfoChange News & Features (January 2005).

http://www.infochangeindia.org/devp_dictionary_03.jsp

Red de los Objetores de Crecimiento para un
Post-Desarrollo: ROCADe
Bibliografía Sobre el Decrecimiento, el Post-Desarollo y la otramundialisatión:
http://www.apres-developpement.org/alire/bibliographie_es.php
http://www.apres-developpement.org/templates/definition_es.php?zone=portrait


Politics of History

Wolf, Eric. Europe and the People Without History. First Edition. Berkley: University
of California Press, 1982.


Trouillot, Michel-Rolph. Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History. Boston: Beacon Press, 1997.

Aguirre, Carlos Antonio. Antimanual del mal historiador o ┐cómo hacer hoy una buena historia crítica?
Guatemala: Magna Terra Editores, 2004.