Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Anthropology Colloquium Series - Dr. Diane Nelson

March 15th, 2013

Dinwiddie 102

Join us this Friday, March 15 for the next installment of our Anthropology Colloquium Series. The speaker is Dr. Diane Nelson of Duke University. Her talk is titled “Half a Million or $1000 an ounce: Mining, Metrics, and Dubious Equivalencies in “Post” War Guatemala.”

Throughout the Americas “development” increasingly means “free trade” and resource extraction via transnational corporations, even for apparently progressive regimes like Morales in Bolivia and Correa in Ecuador. This talk explores the impact of a mountain-top removal open-pit mine in the western highlands of Guatemala and the efforts by local Mayan peoples to count in these vast, powerful transactions of money and ore. The tiny town of Sipakapa decided to hold a “good faith” referendum to register their refusal of the mine’s destructive effects and thereby became the epicenter of what is now a national movement to make (mainly) indigenous people “count” (as in matter) through the technique of counting (adding them up).

The talk will take place in Dinwiddie 102 at 4:00 pm. A reception with refreshments to follow.

See you there!





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La Hora del Cuento: Summer Bilingual Story Hour at the Pebbles Center

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This summer, join us for La hora del cuenta bilingual readings series at the Pebbles Centers of the New Orleans Public Libraries!

On the first and last Saturday of every month, we will read a bilingual book at the Algiers Regional Library and the Children’s Resource Center Library beginning on Saturday April 28 until Saturday, August 25. Children and parents welcome!

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Algiers Regional Branch
Saturday, May 5
2:30 PM

Saturday, June 2
2:30 PM

Saturday, July 7
2:30 PM

Saturday, August 4
2:30 PM

Children’s Resource Center Library
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