Four Creations

  • Filename: four-creations.
  • ISBN: 0806133317
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 1134
  • Author: Gary H. Gossen
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press



Four Creations is a collection of seventy-four stories told to Gary H. Gossen by Tzotzil Maya storytellers in San Juan Chamula, Mexico. Spanning four cycles of creations, destructions, and restorations from the dawn of cosmic order to the present era, this epic history reveals a distinctly Maya vision of the universe, grand in scope yet leavened with local humor, irony, and the Tzotzil narrators’ own critical commentaries. Four Creations includes mythic accounts of modern history, such as the Wars of Independence, the Mexican Revolution, and the current Protestant evangelical movement. Given in both transcribed Tzotzil and English translations, the texts are enlivened by more than one hundred Maya Indian drawings and by Gossen’s extensive ethnographic and historical notes based on his conversations with the narrators and more than thirty-five years of study. Miguel León-Portílla’s Foreword situates Four Creations within the broader context of Mesoamerican culture and traditions, while the Afterword by Jan Rus relates this work to recent events in modern-day Chamula.

Physician to the Mayas

  • Filename: physician-to-the-mayas.
  • ISBN: UTEXAS:059173010092939
  • Release Date: 1970
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Edwin Barton
  • Publisher:



Cuentos Folkl ricos Mayas

  • Filename: cuentos-folkl-ricos-mayas.
  • ISBN: 1591581389
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 179
  • Author: Susan Conklin Thompson
  • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited



Presents twenty-seven Maya tales about animals, people, and the supernatural in Spanish and English, with background information on the Maya and their culture.

Perro Que Habl Y M s Cuentos Mayas

  • Filename: perro-que-habl-y-m-s-cuentos-mayas.
  • ISBN: 9780806186405
  • Release Date: 2014-10-22
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: James D. Sexton
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press



In the delightful Mayan folktale The Dog Who Spoke, we learn what happens when a dog’s master magically transforms into a dog-man who reasons like a man but acts like a dog. This and the other Mayan folktales in this bilingual collection brim with the enchanting creativity of rural Guatemala’s oral culture. In addition to stories about ghosts and humans turning into animals, the volume also offers humorous yarns. Hailing from the Lake Atitlán region in the Guatemalan highlands, these tales reflect the dynamics of, and conflicts between, Guatemala’s Indian, Ladino, and white cultures. The animals, humans, and supernatural forces that figure in these stories represent Mayan cultural values, social mores, and history. James D. Sexton and Fredy Rodríguez-Mejía allow the thirty-three stories to speak for themselves—first in the original Spanish and then in English translations that maintain the meaning and rural inflection of the originals. Available in print for the first time, with a glossary of Indian and Spanish terms, these Guatemalan folktales represent generations of transmitted oral culture that is fast disappearing and deserves a wider audience.

Maya s Story

  • Filename: maya-s-story.
  • ISBN: 9780062338464
  • Release Date: 2017-06-27
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Christine Heppermann
  • Publisher: HarperCollins



The third book of the Backyard Witch series, by acclaimed authors Christine Heppermann and Ron Koertge, stars a spelling bee almost-champion, an imaginary chicken, and Ms. M, the mysterious witch who always appears when you need her. Fans of Ivy + Bean, Dory Fantasmagory, and Clementine will find much to love about the Backyard Witch. Maya has been preparing for the school spelling bee F-O-R-E-V-E-R. She spells every unusual word she hears, and even enlists her best friends, Sadie and Jess, to help her practice. But on the day of the bee, something terrible happens—Maya loses. To Sadie. Enter Ms. M, who is substituting for the school librarian. Ms. M always knows just how to make everyone feel better . . . but she also always brings a little mischief. This time it involves a library poltergeist and an imaginary chicken! Short chapters filled with illustrator Deborah Marcero’s striking, lively black-and-white illustrations make the Backyard Witch series a must-have for young middle grade readers.

Swimming with Maya

  • Filename: swimming-with-maya.
  • ISBN: 1931868344
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 303
  • Author: Eleanor Vincent
  • Publisher: Capital Books



Focusing on the unique relationship of organ donors and the recipients of their gift, an award-winning writer tells about living with, loving, and losing her daughter, then learning to laugh again.

Maya s Miracles

  • Filename: maya-s-miracles.
  • ISBN: 9781493141258
  • Release Date: 2014-02
  • Number of pages: 90
  • Author: Pearl Silverstone
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation



When Maya's father goes bankrupt, Maya has to leave her beautiful home and live in a rundown house. She gets a taste of betrayal and shame as she experiences the fickleness of friends. One day, Maya is just in time to see her dad leave home with a suitcase. Maya wants the space in her mother's life to be left open for her father's return, so when her parents divorce, she feels that her father has divorced her too

Sex Trafficking in South Asia

  • Filename: sex-trafficking-in-south-asia.
  • ISBN: 9781135182502
  • Release Date: 2010-01-21
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Mary Crawford
  • Publisher: Routledge



This book is a critical feminist analysis of sex trafficking. Arguing that trafficking in girls and women is a product of the social construction of gender and other dimensions of power and status within a particular culture and at a particular historical moment, this book offers the necessary locally grounded analysis. Focusing on the case of Nepal, from where 5,000 to 7,000 thousands of Nepali girls and women are trafficked each year primarily to India, Mary Crawford assesses how the social construction of trafficking - the concept and its representation in discourse - are influenced by the dynamics of gender, caste, and the development establishment. The defining figure is an innocent, naïve young girl being lured or duped into leaving the safety of her village. The trafficking victim is portrayed as "backward"; however, she is "backward" in specific ways that resonate with Nepal’s struggle to resist and yet encompass Western influence. This view may lead to paradoxical effects in which efforts to protect girls and women instead restrict their human rights. Rather than seeing women as universalized victims, Crawford assesses how the social construction of trafficking in a particular society affects girls and women who live in that society. In this book, the author’s voice as a woman, a feminist, and a social scientist immersed in a "foreign" way of life, illuminates aspects of this process and highlights the subjectivity of urban women. It makes the connection between Nepali subjectivities and a problem of international significance, the trafficking of girls and women. The book provides a model for other locally grounded accounts of sex trafficking to counter the universalizing rhetoric of the mass media and some anti-trafficking activists, filling a niche in South Asian Studies and Women’s Studies.

Die Story

  • Filename: die-story.
  • ISBN: 9783034850858
  • Release Date: 2013-10-05
  • Number of pages: 271
  • Author: Jean-Paul Delahaye
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag



"Die Zahl1t zu erforschen bedeutet, das Universum zu erforschen ... » David Chudnovsky " ... oder eher die Tiefen des Meeres auszuloten, denn wir befinden uns unter Wasser, und alles scheint ohne Form zu sein. Wir brauchen eine Lampe, und unser Computer ist diese Lampe.» Gregory Chudnovsky 11: = 3,14159 26535 89793 23846 26433 83279 ... Die Zahl 1t steht im Mittelpunkt eines außergewöhnlich großen Bereiches der Mathematik. Dieser Bereich ist so groß, daß niemand ihn jemals vollständig erforschen wird. Dieses Buch streift im Zeitraffer durch die Geschichte der Zahl 1t und zeigt Ihnen auf unterhaltsame Weise, daß die Mathematiker - nach 4000 Jahren Arbeit und vielen wunderbaren Entdeckungen - immer noch neue Eigenschaften von 1t finden. Ungeachtet des bisher angehäuften Wissens bleibt diese funken sprühende Zahl geheimnisvoll, und manche der elementaren Fragen über rr scheinen sogar jenseits der Reichweite der heutigen Mathematik zu sein. Um die Zahl 1t gruppieren sich viele Teilgebiete der Mathematik, denen Sie hier begegnen. Hierzu gehören: - die Geometrie, denn wir dürfen niemals vergessen, daß 1t seinen Ursprung in den Überlegungen der antiken Geometer hatte. Auch heute noch haben wir unsere Freude an den scharfsinnigen Konstruktionen mit Zirkel und Lineal, die Generationen von Mathematikern mit Besessenheit erfüllt haben.

Mayas Tagebuch

  • Filename: mayas-tagebuch.
  • ISBN: 9783518799703
  • Release Date: 2012-08-02
  • Number of pages: 447
  • Author: Isabel Allende
  • Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag



Die neunzehnjährige Maya ist auf der Flucht. Vor ihrem trostlosen Leben in Las Vegas, der Prostitution, den Drogen, der Polizei, einer brutalen Verbrecherbande. Mit Hilfe ihrer geliebten Großmutter gelangt sie auf eine abgelegene Insel im Süden Chiles. An diesem einfachen Ort mit seinen bodenständigen Bewohnern nimmt sie Quartier bei Manuel, einem kauzigen alten Anthropologen und Freund der Familie. Nach und nach kommt sie Manuel und den verstörenden Geheimnissen ihrer Familie auf die Spur, die mit der jüngeren Geschichte des Landes eng verbunden sind. Dabei begibt Maya sich auf ihr bislang größtes Abenteuer: die Entdeckung ihrer eigenen Seele. Doch als plötzlich Gestalten aus ihrem früheren Leben auftauchen, gerät alles ins Wanken. »Mayas Tagebuch« erzählt von einer gezeichneten jungen Frau, die die unermesslichen Schönheiten des Lebens neu entdeckt und wieder zu verlieren droht. Ein unverwechselbarer Allende-Roman: bewegend, spannend und mit warmherzigem Humor geschrieben.

Mayas in Postwar Guatemala

  • Filename: mayas-in-postwar-guatemala.
  • ISBN: 9780817355364
  • Release Date: 2009-05-17
  • Number of pages: 219
  • Author: Walter E. Little
  • Publisher: University of Alabama Press



Like the original Harvest of Violence, published in 1988, this volume reveals how the contemporary Mayas contend with crime, political violence, internal community power struggles, and the broader impact of transnational economic and political policies in Guatemala. However, this work, informed by long-term ethnographic fieldwork in Mayan communities and commitment to conducting research in Mayan languages, places current anthropological analyses in relation to Mayan political activism and key Mayan intellectuals’ research and criticism. Illustrating specifically how Mayas in this post-war period conceive of their social and political place in Guatemala, Mayas working in factories, fields, and markets, and participating in local, community-level politics provide critiques of the government, the Maya movement, and the general state of insecurity and social and political violence that they continue to face on a daily basis. Their critical assessments and efforts to improve political, social, and economic conditions illustrate their resiliency and positive, nonviolent solutions to Guatemala’s ongoing problems that deserve serious consideration by Guatemalan and US policy makers, international non-government organizations, peace activists, and even academics studying politics, social agency, and the survival of indigenous people. CONTRIBUTORS Abigail E. Adams / José Oscar Barrera Nuñez / Peter Benson / Barbara Bocek / Jennifer L. Burrell / Robert M. Carmack / Monica DeHart / Edward F. Fischer / Liliana Goldín / Walter E. Little / Judith M. Maxwell / J. Jailey Philpot-Munson / Brenda Rosenbaum / Timothy J. Smith / David Stoll

Maya s Children

  • Filename: maya-s-children.
  • ISBN: 0786801522
  • Release Date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author: Rudolfo A. Anaya
  • Publisher: Disney Press



In ancient Mexico, the beautiful and magical grandchildren of the Sun God are endangered by the threat of Seänor Tiempo who, jealous of their immortality, plots to destroy them.

Die Biene Maja und ihre Abenteuer

  • Filename: die-biene-maja-und-ihre-abenteuer.
  • ISBN: 9783961183401
  • Release Date: 2017-02-21
  • Number of pages: 125
  • Author: Waldemar Bonsels
  • Publisher: BROKATBOOK



105 Jahre Biene Maja - der erfolgreiche Kinderbuchklassiker! Waldemar Bonsels erfand 1912 mit der Biene Maja eine Figur, die noch heute Kinder wie Erwachsene begeistert. "Die Biene Maja und ihre Abenteuer" hat sich millionenfach verkauft, sie wurde auf die Bühne gebracht und erfolgreich verfilmt - ein Kinderbuchklassiker von Weltrang! Bonsels erzählt darin überaus unterhaltsam die Geschichte der neugierigen kleinen Biene, die auszieht, um die große Welt zu entdecken, Freunde findet, Gefahren meistert und ihre Familie, das eigene Bienenvolk, vor dem Angriff der blutrünstigen Hornissen rettet. Eine charmante Erzählung, spannend bis zum Schluss, dabei immer intelligent und frei von Sentimentalitäten. Mit Illustrationen von Martina Sophie Pankow.

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