In the third installment in our occasional series on the Maya, Steven Hyland talked with Dr. Sarah West and Sarah Williams. In their wide-ranging conversation, our guests highlighted the importance of the local, and of socio-cultural constructions, when analyzing anything related to the Maya. From the politics of birthing to Apocalypto, this episode has it all!
Check out Sarah West’s latest article “Yucatán’s Pirate Novels and the Discursive Mayan Rebel in the Nineteenth-Century Criollo Imaginary,” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 53, no. 2 (2019), 753-776
And from Sarah Williams, “Narratives of responsibility: Maternal mortality, reproductive governance, and midwifery in Mexico,” Social Science and Medicine (2019) and “Ideal citizens: the birthing of state truths and fictions in Quintana Roo,” Anthropology and Medicine, 23, no. 3 (2016), 332-343.