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Publications of Diane M. Nelson    :recent first  alphabetical  combined  bibtex listing:


  1. Nelson, DM. A Finger in the Wound: Body Politics in Quincenntenial Guatemala. University of California Press, 1999.  [abs]
  2. Nelson, DM. Under the sign of the Virgen de Tránsito. Duke University Press, January, 2009. 1-28 pp.  [abs]
  3. Nelson, DM. Reckoning: The Ends of War in Guatemala. Duke University Press, February, 2009.  [abs] [author's comments]
  4. D.M. Nelson. Who Counts? The Mathematics of Death and Life after Genocide. Duke University Press, 2015.

Papers Published

  1. Nelson, D. ""The Reconstruction of Mayan Identity"."   (December, 1991.).
  2. Nelson, D. "Letter from the Field: From Inside the Guatemalan Coup." Stanford Anthropology Newsletter  (November, 1994.).
  3. Nelson, D. ""Los Maya-hackers"." Proceedings From the First Maya Studies Conference  ( 1997.).
  4. Nelson, DM; McAllister, C. "War By Other Means Aftermath in Post-Genocide Guatemala."   ( 2013.).
  5. Nelson, D. ""The Truth of Testimonial: The Controversy over I. Rigoberta Menchú."   (February, 2014.).

Published Articles

  1. Nelson, DM. "Skin of the Soul: Women Writing Horror by Lisa Tuttle." Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Review Annual L99l.  ( 1995.).
  2. Nelson, D. ""Gringas, Baby Snatching, and "Partial" Anthropology in Guatemala"." Anthropology Newsletter: Recent Developments  vol. 36 no. 5 (May, 1995.).
  3. Nelson, DM. "Maya hackers and the cyberspatialized nation-state: Modernity, ethnostalgia, and a lizard queen in Guatemala." Cultural Anthropology  vol. 11 no. 3 (January, 1996.): 287-308. [repository], [doi]
  4. Nelson, DM. "Volatile Bodies: Toward a Corporeal Feminism by Elizabeth Grosz." American Anthropologist  (December, 1996.).
  5. Nelson, DM. "Crucifixion stories, the 1869 Caste War of Chiapas, and negative consciousness: A disruptive subaltern study." American Ethnologist  vol. 24 no. 2 (January, 1997.): 331-354. [doi]  [abs]
  6. Nelson, DM. "The Horror:’ The Subject of Desire in Post-Colonial Theory.” Review of Imperial Leather by Anne McClintock, Colonial Desire by Robert Young, and Race and the Education of Desire by Ann Stoler." American Anthropologist  (June, 1997.).
  7. Nelson, DM. ""Leftovers," review of Food of the Gods: Eating and the Eaten in Fantasy and Science Fiction." Science Fiction Studies  (Fall, 1998.).
  8. Nelson, D. ""Rigoberta Menchú: Is Truth Stranger than Testimonial?"." Guatemala Scholars Network News  ( 1999.).
  9. Nelson, DM. "Perpetual Creation and Decomposition: Bodies, Gender, and Desire in the Assumption/s of a Guatemalan Discourse of Mestizaje." Journal of Latin American Anthropology  ( 1999.): 74-111.
  10. Nelson, DM. "Review of Violent Memories: Mayan War Widows in Guatemala, by Judith Zur and Fear as a Way of Life, by Linda Green." Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute  vol. 6 no. 4 ( 2000.): 757-758.
  11. Nelson, DM. "Review of Love in a Time of Hate: Liberation Psychology in Latin America by Nancy Hollander." American Ethnologist  (February, 2000.): 179-181.
  12. Nelson, DM. "Stumped identities: Body image, bodies politic, and the Mujer Maya as prosthetic." Cultural Anthropology  vol. 16 no. 3 (January, 2001.): 314-353. [repository], [doi]
  13. Nelson, DM. "Indian giver or Nobel savage: Duping, assumptions of identity, and other double entendres in Rigoberta Menchú Tum's Stoll/en past." American Ethnologist  vol. 28 no. 2 (January, 2001.): 303-331. [doi]  [abs]
  14. Nelson, DM. "Phantom Limbs and Invisible Hands: Bodies, Prosthetics, and Late Capitalist Identities." Cultural Anthropology  (August, 2001.).
  15. Nelson, DM. "’Relating to Terror: Gender, Anthropology, Law and Some September Elevenths"." Gender, Law, and Public Policy. Special Issue  ( 2002.): 24-24.
  16. Nelson, DM. "A social science fiction of fevers, delirium and discovery: The Calcutta Chromosome, the colonial laboratory, and the postcolonial new human." Science Fiction Studies  vol. 30 no. 2 (December, 2003.): 246-266.  [abs]
  17. Nelson, D. ""Tengo dos caras:" El estado, duplicidad y las trans/acciones de la identificaión" ["I have Two Faces:" The State, Duplicity, and the Trans/Actions of Identification]." Proceedings From the Biannual Maya Studies Conference  ( 2005.).
  18. Nelson, DM. ""I Look Like You: Mestizaje and Raciology in the Global Exchange of Glances"." Key Issues in Latin American Anthropology: Social Movements, Mestizaje, Globalisation, and the Politics of Ethnography. Edited by Diaz-Barriga, M.  ( 2005.).
  19. Nelson, DM. "“Mayan Ponzi: A Contagion of Hope, a Made-off With Your Money,”." E Misférica, on Line Journal of Nyu Hemispheric Institute  ( 2009.). [nelson]
  20. Nelson, DM. "Horologists Unite! Take Back the Night (of the Soul) Review." Science Fiction Studies  ( 2010.).
  21. Nelson, DM. "Reckoning the after/math of war in Guatemala." Anthropological Theory  vol. 10 no. 1-2 (March, 2010.): 87-95. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]  [abs]
  22. Guyer, JI; Khan, N; Obarrio, J; Bledsoe, C; Chu, J; Bachir Diagne, S; Hart, K; Kockelman, P; Lave, J; McLoughlin, C; Maurer, B; Neiburg, F; Nelson, D; Stafford, C; Verran, H. "Anthropological Theory: Introduction." Anthropological Theory  vol. 10 no. 1-2 (March, 2010.): 36-61. [doi]
  23. Nelson, DM. "“The Power of Sweetness” Commentary." Current Anthropology  vol. 51 no. 5 (October, 2010.).
  24. Nelson, DM; Members of Occupy Chapel Hill,. "Her Earliest Leaf’s a Flower." Cultural Anthropology Hotspots (On Line). Occupy, Anthropology, and the 2011 Global Uprisings.  ( 2012.). [641]
  25. Nelson, DM. "Pirates, Robbers, and Mayan Shamans: The Terrible and Fine Allure of the Spirits of Capital." Science Fiction Studies  vol. 39 no. 118 ( 2012.): 437-458. [doi]  [abs]
  26. Nelson, DM. "Banal, Familiar and Enrapturing: Financial Enchantment after Guatemala’s Genocide." Women’S Studies Quarterly  vol. 40 no. 3-4 (December, 2012.).
  27. Nelson, DM. "Vitamin." Somatosphere: Science, Medicine and Anthropology  (October, 2013.). [commonplaces]
  28. Nelson, DM. "’Yes to Life = No to Mining:’ Counting as Biotechnology in Life(Ltd) Guatemala." The Scholar and the Feminist Online  (October, 2013.). [available here]
  29. Oglesby, E; Nelson, DM. "Guatemala’s genocide trial and the nexus of racism and counterinsurgency." Journal of Genocide Research  vol. 18 no. 2-3 (July, 2016.): 133-142. [doi]
  30. Nelson, DM. "Bonesetting: the algebra of genocide." Journal of Genocide Research  vol. 18 no. 2-3 (July, 2016.): 171-187. [doi]  [abs]
  31. Nelson, DM. "Low intensities." Current Anthropology  vol. 60 no. S19 (February, 2019.): S122-S133. [doi]  [abs]

Articles & Book Chapters

  1. D.M. Nelson. "“Life During Wartime: Guatemala, Vitality, Conspiracy, Milieu,”." The Anthropologies of Modernity: Foucault, Governmentality, and Life Politics. Edited by Jonathan Xavier Inda.  (2005.).

Book Chapters

  1. Nelson, DM. "The Cultural Agency of Wounded Bodies Politic: Ethnicity and Gender as Prosthetic Support in Post-War Guatemala." Cultural Agency in the Americas. Edited by Sommer, D.  ( 2005.): 28-28.
  2. Nelson, DM. "Life During Wartime: Guatemala, Vitality, Conspiracy, Milieu." The Anthropologies of Modernity: Foucault, Governmentality, and Life Politics. Edited by Inda, JX.  ( 2005.): 34 pages.
  3. Nelson, DM. "Los efectos especiales del horror." Re-pensando la violencia. Edited by García, JL; Bastos, S.  ( 2010.).
  4. Nelson, DM. "Los Efectos Especialdes de los "Mecanismos del Horror"." Guatemala, Violencias Desbordadas. Edited by Garcia, Julian Lopez, ; Bastos, Santiago, ; Camus, Manuela,.  ( 2010.): 153-183. [repository]
  5. Nelson, DM. "Mayan Pyramids." The Guatemala Reader. Edited by Grandin, L; Oglesby,.  ( 2011.).
  6. Nelson, DM. "100% OMNILIFE: Health, Economy, and the End/s of War." War By Other Means Aftermath in Post-Genocide Guatemala  ( 2013.).
  7. Nelson, DM; McAllister, C. "Aftermath: Harvests of Violence and Histories of the Future." War By Other Means Aftermath in Post-Genocide Guatemala  ( 2013.).

Book Reviews

  1. Judith Zur. "Violent Memories: Mayan War Widows in Guatemala." Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute  (forthcoming.).
  2. Linda Green. "Fear as a Way of Life." Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute  (forthcoming.).
  3. Nancy Hollander. "Love in a Time of Hate: Liberation Psychology in Latin America." American Ethnologist  (February, 2000.).

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