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The Persian Version, John C. Lyden 2023 University of Nebraska Omaha

The Persian Version, John C. Lyden

Journal of Religion & Film

This is a film review of The Persian Version (2023), directed by Maryam Keshavarz.


The Impact Of Practicing Physical Activity On Promoting The Disabled From Their Perspective, Mo'tasim Mahmoud Shatnawi 2023 Al-Yarmouk University - Jordan

The Impact Of Practicing Physical Activity On Promoting The Disabled From Their Perspective, Mo'tasim Mahmoud Shatnawi

Journal of the Association of Arab Universities for Research in Higher Education (مجلة اتحاد الجامعات العربية (للبحوث في التعليم العالي

The study aimed at identifying the impact of practicing physical activity on promoting the disabled from their perspective as well as identifying the impact of practicing physical activity on promoting the disabled from their perspective according to the variables of (gender, degree of disability). The researchers used the descriptive approach due to its compatibility to the study nature. The study sample consisted of (60) disabled individuals who were chosen using the simple random way. The questionnaire was used as the study instrument for data collection. (SPSS) was used for data analysis. The results showed that the impact of practicing physical …


Untangling The Evolution Of Body-Part Terminology In Pano: Conservative Versus Innovative Traits In Body-Part Lexicalization, Roberto Zariquiey, Javier Vera, Simon J. Greenhill, Pilar Valenzuela, Russell J. Gray, Johann-Mattis List 2022 Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Untangling The Evolution Of Body-Part Terminology In Pano: Conservative Versus Innovative Traits In Body-Part Lexicalization, Roberto Zariquiey, Javier Vera, Simon J. Greenhill, Pilar Valenzuela, Russell J. Gray, Johann-Mattis List

World Languages and Cultures Faculty Articles and Research

Although language-family specific traits which do not find direct counterparts outside a given language family are usually ignored in quantitative phylogenetic studies, scholars have made ample use of them in qualitative investigations, revealing their potential for identifying language relationships. An example of such a family specific trait are body-part expressions in Pano languages, which are often lexicalized forms, composed of bound roots (also called body-part prefixes in the literature) and non-productive derivative morphemes (called here body-part formatives). We use various statistical methods to demonstrate that whereas body-part roots are generally conservative, body-part formatives exhibit diverse chronologies and are often the …


The Yellow Qipao, Feibi Wang 2022 Bowling Green State University

The Yellow Qipao, Feibi Wang

Honors Projects

This is a creative project centered around the pre-production of a short film about queer Asian American Christianity and the research that went into it. The synopsis of the script written for the short film is a life in the day of Aspen. Aspen prepares for church and is indecisive of the clothes they want to wear, because they are gender non-conforming. They come out to their mom and there is conflict. My research going into this project consists of researching media representation of queerness, Asian American identity, and Christianity, and how the three identities intersect in Aspen’s life and …


U Kunali’ Bolon T’Aano’Ob, Donny Limber de Atocha Brito May 2022 Kennesaw State University

U Kunali’ Bolon T’Aano’Ob, Donny Limber De Atocha Brito May

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

Poema original de Donny Limber de Atocha Brito May en Yucatec Maya


Seated On The Bank Of The Yichk’U River, Daniel Caño 2022 Kennesaw State University

Seated On The Bank Of The Yichk’U River, Daniel Caño

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

The six poems included here are presented in Q’anjob’al Maya and in English, side by side for language comparison. Collectively, the poems convey reflections on the poet’s renderings of beauty, wisdom, romance, and the natural world; in a style of eloquence amplified by directness and brevity. Glimpses of village, family, childhood and old age, life and death, are interwoven with cosmological wisdoms. Palpable resentment toward the Church and ladinos are graciously tempered with lightness and humor. Reprinted from “Sentado en la orilla del río Yichk’u “ POE Talleras, (2018) Huehuetenango, Guatemala, with permission from the author and publishers.


Conjuro De Las Nueve Palabras, Donny Limber de Atocha Brito May 2022 Kennesaw State University

Conjuro De Las Nueve Palabras, Donny Limber De Atocha Brito May

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

Conjuro de las Nueve Palabras es un poema original de Donny Limber de Atocha Brito May. Este poema en español ha sido traducido del maya yucateco que también aparece en este número de América Maya.


Sentado En La Orilla Del Río Yichk’U, Daniel Caño 2022 Kennesaw State University

Sentado En La Orilla Del Río Yichk’U, Daniel Caño

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

La poesía y las historias de Daniel Caño nos hablan sobre la vitalidad de su cultura y su lengua. Los seis poemas que se incluyen se presentan en la lengua maya Q'anjob'al y en español, uno al lado del otro para su comparación. Los poemas transmiten un conjunto de reflexiones acerca de la interpretación del poeta sobre la belleza, la sabiduría, el romance y el mundo natural; en un estilo de elocuencia enaltecido por la franqueza y la brevedad de la palabra. Las visiones del pueblo, de la familia, de la infancia y la vejez, y de la vida y …


Viaje Por Las Ruinas De Una Antigua Civilización En Yucatán: Alfred Tozzer Y Chichén, 1902, José Luis Escalona Victoria 2022 Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS)

Viaje Por Las Ruinas De Una Antigua Civilización En Yucatán: Alfred Tozzer Y Chichén, 1902, José Luis Escalona Victoria

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

El trabajo muestra las condiciones para visitar las ruinas de una ciudad antigua ubicadas en la finca Chichén, en la península de Yucatán, en 1902. A pesar de que en esa época se habían ampliado las posibilidades de trasladar productos y personas y de visitar la península, gracias al transporte de vapor por agua y tierra, aún faltarían otros cambios (servicios turísticos) para modificar la forma de pasear por lo que se volvería uno de los sitios arqueológicos más visitados en la segunda mitad del siglo XX. Las notas de campo de uno de los antropólogos que estaban en ese …


Las Vías De La Mayanización: Turismo, Tren Maya Y Representaciones De La Mayanidad En La Península De Yucatán, Marco Almeida Poot, Samuel Jouault, Yassir Rodríguez Martínez 2022 Universidad Autónoma Metropolitan

Las Vías De La Mayanización: Turismo, Tren Maya Y Representaciones De La Mayanidad En La Península De Yucatán, Marco Almeida Poot, Samuel Jouault, Yassir Rodríguez Martínez

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

En este trabajo se analiza cómo diversos actores sociales, autoidentificados o no como mayas, activan variadas representaciones de la mayanidad ante el Proyecto Tren Maya en su fase de construcción, tanto para gobernar la diversidad y promover el desarrollo, como para obtener beneficios económicos principalmente de actividades vinculadas al turismo. Con este propósito, se ofrece la ruta conceptual que nos permite hablar de representaciones de la mayanidad. Posteriormente, se exponen tres ejemplos que visibilizan los tipos de representación, así como las estrategias concretas de los actores ante el Proyecto Tren Maya.


Biographies/Biografias, Cristina Oehmichen, Adriana Cruz-Manjarrez 2022 UNAM

Biographies/Biografias, Cristina Oehmichen, Adriana Cruz-Manjarrez

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

Author Biographies


Complete Issue: Volume 4 Issue 2, Cristina Oehmichen, Adriana Cruz-Manjarrez 2022 UNAM

Complete Issue: Volume 4 Issue 2, Cristina Oehmichen, Adriana Cruz-Manjarrez

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

The full Issue 2, Volume 4 of Maya America, published December 2022


Introducción: Turismo En Las Tierras De Los Mayas, Cristina Oehmichen 2022 UNAM

Introducción: Turismo En Las Tierras De Los Mayas, Cristina Oehmichen

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

Spanish Introductory Note


Incantation Of The Nine Words, Donny Limber de Atocha Brito May 2022 Kennesaw State University

Incantation Of The Nine Words, Donny Limber De Atocha Brito May

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

Incantation of the Nine Words is an original poem by Donny Limber Brito May. This poem in Yucatec Maya and in Spanish also appears in this issue of Maya America.


Apuntes Para Comentar El Libro "Sentado En La Orilla Del Río Yichk’U", Sergio Vives 2022 Kennesaw State University

Apuntes Para Comentar El Libro "Sentado En La Orilla Del Río Yichk’U", Sergio Vives

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

Sentado en la orilla del río Yichk’u, es el título de un trabajo en el que Daniel Caño nos invita con la generosidad que le caracteriza a acompañarlo en un viaje por distintos episodios de su vida iniciando precisamente en el escenario de la orilla de ese río que corre y que forma parte de la vida cotidiana de la comunidad Payconob´, la misma que le vio nacer en territorio ancestral del pueblo maya Q’anjob’al en lo que hoy conocemos como el municipio de Santa Eulalia. En esta obra su autor entrelaza elementos simbólicos de la cosmovisión maya con momentos …


Introduction: Tourism In The Lands Of The Maya, Cristina Oehmichen 2022 UNAM

Introduction: Tourism In The Lands Of The Maya, Cristina Oehmichen

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

English Introductory Note


Ritualidad Y Nuevas Tecnologías Entre Los Mayas: El Hetzmek En La Migración, El Trabajo Y El Turismo, Cristina Oehmichan Bazán, Consepción Escalona Hernández 2022 UNAM

Ritualidad Y Nuevas Tecnologías Entre Los Mayas: El Hetzmek En La Migración, El Trabajo Y El Turismo, Cristina Oehmichan Bazán, Consepción Escalona Hernández

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

En las últimas décadas las comunidades mayas de la península de Yucatán, México, han estado involucradas en procesos de cambio derivados de la globalización y la transformación económica y social. La migración, la incorporación masiva al trabajo asalariado y la expansión turística en sus territorios son algunos de los procesos más visibles y materiales del cambio. Hay, sin embargo, otras prácticas que tienen que ver tanto con los imaginarios y con la relación con nuevos actantes (Latour, 2005). Las nuevas tecnologías de la información y la comunicación (TIC) constituyen un actante que vasculariza el cambio sociocultural, cuya importancia se expresa …


A Rebel Territory Behind The Tourist Scene: Negotiating National Belonging And Indigeneity In Quintana Roo, Mélissa Elbez 2022 IRIS – Institut de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les enjeux sociaux

A Rebel Territory Behind The Tourist Scene: Negotiating National Belonging And Indigeneity In Quintana Roo, Mélissa Elbez

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

When we think of tourism or migration, we think of international mobility. However, the history of Quintana Roo teaches us that tourism and migration can be forces of nationalization. This article invites us to revisit the history of the southeast Yucatan peninsula, in order to understand the mechanisms that presided over its inclusion into the Mexican nation and the logic of the resistance movement that was opposed to it. Furthermore, this article delves into the ritual practices, social organization and territoriality inherited from the Cast War, that are kept alive by the rebels’ descendants (Cruzoob), unbeknownst to the gaze of …


Brave Storytelling: Diasporic Indigenous Students, Vulnerability, And The Arts, Luis Javier Pentón Herrera 2022 University of Warsaw

Brave Storytelling: Diasporic Indigenous Students, Vulnerability, And The Arts, Luis Javier Pentón Herrera

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

In this article, I explore how vulnerability is imposed on diasporic Indigenous students in U.S. classrooms and how, through the arts, language and literacy educators can remove these vulnerabilities. For this, I weave elements of storytelling to first introduce Mariela and diasporic Indigenous students. Then, I share two examples of how my diasporic Indigenous students used poetry and drawing in our high school English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classroom to overcome vulnerabilities imposed on them by our school system. For clarification, throughout this manuscript, I use the term diasporic Indigenous students to describe Indigenous students who migrated to …


Prince Jaguar, Ismael Briceño Mukul 2022 Kennesaw State University

Prince Jaguar, Ismael Briceño Mukul

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

“Prince Jaguar” is an original poem by Ismael Briceño Mukul, a well-known Maya poet and scholar. This poem in English has been translated from the Yucatec Maya that also appears in this issue of Maya America.


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