June Nash

Artisans and Advocacy in the Global MarketSAR Press PublicationArtisans and Advocacy in the Global Market: Walking the Heart Path

Contributors to this book explore how crafts — pottery, weaving, basketmaking, storytelling — in Middle America and beyond are a means of making an intangible cultural heritage visible, material, and enduring. Each contribution shows how social science research can evolve into advocacy, collaboration, and friendship.

2012, October 3–4
Artisan Production and the World MarketShort SeminarArtisan Production and the World Market: Collaborating in Theory, Methods, and PracticeThe purpose of this seminar, a collaborative arrangement between SAR and the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA), was to bring together an interdisciplinary, intercultural group of artisans and the scholars who work with them to discuss the production, marketing, and consumption of crafts and boutique food products.
Pluralizing EthnographySAR Press PublicationPluralizing Ethnography: Comparison and Representation in Maya Cultures, Histories, and IdentitiesThis volume brings together eight Maya specialists and a prominent anthropological theorist as discussant to assess the contrasting historical circumstances and emerging cultural futures of Maya in Mexico and Guatemala.
2000, October 22–26
Advanced SeminarCulture Theory and Cross-Cultural Comparison: Maya Culture and History in a Multicultural WorldParticipants in the seminar included four scholars of Guatemala, including a prominent Maya scholar-activist, three specialists on Chiapas, and two on the Yucatan. Together they spanned anthropological inquiry in the region from the 1950s to the present. With expertise ranging from Maya linguistics, ritual, and religion, to economics, politics, and history, all participants were fully grounded in long-term, linguistically-informed ethnographic research.

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