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Book, Sole Author
1996 IN THE MUSEUM OF MAYA CULTURE: TOURING CHICHÉN ITZÁ. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Read published book reviews by: Mark Leone, Lynn Stephen, Rani Alexander, Andrew Sackett, James Todd, Anne Sutherland.

Edited Books and Edited Journal Issues

2004 co-editor, with Juan Castillo Cocom, ESTRATEGIAS IDENTITARIAS: EDUCACIÓN Y LA ANTROPOLOGÍA HISTÓRICA EN YUCATÁN. Mérida, Yucatán, México: Universidad Pedagógica Nacional (UPN), the Open School of Ethnography and Anthropology (OSEA), and Secretaria de Educación of Yucatán (SE). (read a book review of Estrategias by Paul Sullivan)

2004 co-editor, with Ben Fallaw (guest editors), THE MAYA IDENTITY OF YUCATAN, 1500-1935: RE-THINKING ETHNICITY, ANTHROPOLOGY AND HISTORY. Theme Issue of the Journal of Latin American Anthropology, vol. 9 (1): 36-198.

Ethnographic Film
1997 co-filmmaker & co-producer, with Jeff Himpele, INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN CHICHÉN ITZÁ. Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (Distributor). 90 minutes.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles and Book Chapters
n.d. Of Mules, Cooking, and Kangaroos: Policing Illegalities and Sentimental Ownerships in UNESCO World Heritage. IN Special Issue on Policing Heritage, G.D. Hodges and W. Little, guest editors. Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology. Under submission, fall 2012.

n.d. with Jennifer Mathews. Archaeology and Tourism Meccas of Travel: Exploration, Protection, Exploitation. In Neil Carr and Cameron Walker, editors. Tourism and Archaeology: Sustainable Meeting Grounds. Left Coast Press, in press.

2012 The Neoliberal Imperative of Tourism: Rights and Legitimization in the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics. Practicing Anthropology, vol. 34 (3): 47-51.

2010 with Jennifer Burtner. Tourism as “A Force for World Peace”: Politics of Tourism, Tourism as Governmentality and the Tourism Boycott of Guatemala. Journal of Tourism and Peace Research, vol. 1 (2): 1-21.

2010 “Conjunctivitis”: Notes on Historical Ethnography, Paradigms, and Social Contexts of Archaeology. In Allan L. Maca, Jonathan E. Reyman, and William J. Folan, editors. Prophet, Pariah, and Pioneer: Walter W. Taylor and American Archaeology. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, pp. 333-356.

2009. The Past as Transcultural Space: Using Ethnographic Installation in the Study of Archaeology. Public Archaeology, vol. 8 (2-3)262-282.

2009 Aesthetics and Ambivalence of Maya Modernity: The Ethnography of Maya Art. In Jeff Kowalski, editor. Crafting Maya Identity: Contemporary Wood Sculptures from the Puuc Region of Yucatán, Mexico. DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, pp: 133-152.

2009 with Jeff Kowalski. Other Carvings in the Exhibition. In J. Kowalski, editor. Crafting Maya Identity. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, pp: 83-110.

2008 Introduction: Reflections on Ethnography and the Social Construction of Archaeology. In Q. E. Castañeda and C. N. Matthews, editors. Ethnographic Archaeologies. AltaMira Press, pp. 1-7.

2008 The “Ethnographic Turn” in Archaeology: Research Positioning and Reflexivity in Ethnographic Archaeologies. In Q. E. Castañeda and C. N. Matthews, editors. Ethnographic Archaeologies. AltaMira Press, pp. 25-62.

2009. Heritage and Indigeneity: Transformations in the Politics of Tourism. In Michele Baud and Annelou Ypeji, ed., Heritage and Cultural Tourism in Latin America. Amsterdam: CEDLA.

2009 Notes on the Work of Heritage in the Age of Archaeological Reproduction. In Lena Mortensen and Julie Hollowell, eds., ARCHAEOLOGIES AND ETHNOGRAPHIES. University Press of Florida.

2006 The Invisible Theatre of Ethnography: The Performative Principles of Fieldwork. Anthropological Quarterly, vol. 79 (1):75-104.

2006 Ethnography in the Forest: An Analysis of Ethics in the Morals of Anthropology. Cultural Anthropology, vol. 21 (1): 125-145.

2005 The Carnegie Mission and Vision of Science: Institutional Contexts of Maya Archaeology and Espionage. Histories of Anthropology Annual, vol.1: 37-74.

2005 Community Collaboration and Ethnographic Intervention: Dialogues in the Pisté Maya Art World. Practicing Anthropology, vol. 27 (4): 31-34.

2005 Between Pure and Applied Research: Ethnography in a Transcultural Tourist Art World. NAPA Bulletin, #23: 87-118.

2004 Art-Writing in the Maya Art World of Chichén Itzá: Transcultural Ethnography and Experimental Fieldwork. American Ethnologist, vol. 31 (1): 21-42.

2004 “We Are Not Indigenous!”: An Introduction to the Maya Identity of Yucatán. Journal of Latin American Anthropology, vol. 9 (1): 36-63.

2003 New and Old Social Movements: Measuring Pisté, From the “Mouth of the Well” to the 107th Municipio of Yucatán. Ethnohistory, vol. 50 (4): 611-642.

2003 Stocking’s Historiography of Influence: Boas, Gamio, and Redfield at the Cross “Road to Light.” Critique of Anthropology, vol. 23 (3): 235-262.

2002 Postcolonial Toponymy: Writing Forward “in Reverse.” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies: Travesia, vol. 11 (2): 119-134.

2004 Gubernamentalidad y Cuidadanía. In J. Castillo Cocom and Q. E. Castañeda, editors, Estrategias Identitarias. Mérida, México: UPN, SE and OSEA, pp. 141-146.

2001 Aura of Ruins. In Gilbert Joseph, Anne Rubenstein, and Eric Zolov, editors. Fragments of a Golden Age. Duke University Press, pp. 452-467.

2001 Territorializing Town and Country. In John Weeks, editor. The Past and Present Maya. Lancaster, CA: Labyrinthos, pp. 179-206.

2000 Approaching Ruins: A Photo-Ethnographic Essay on the Busy Intersections of Chichén Itzá. Visual Anthropology Review, vol. 16 (2) Fall/Winter, pp. 43-70.

2000 The Topography of Maya Culture: On the Political and Scriptural Economy of the Modernizing Maya. Estudios de Cultura Maya, vol. 21: 249-265.

1998 On the Correct Training of Indios at the Handicraft Market at Chichén Itzá. Journal of Latin American Anthropology, vol. 2 (2): 106-143.

1995 La economía “escritural” y la invención de las culturas mayas en el “Museo” de Chichén Itzá. Revista Española de Antropología Americana, num. 25: 181-203.

1995 “The Progress that Chose A Village”: A Mysterious Impact and the Scandal of Zero-Degree Culture. Critique of Anthropology, vol. 15 (2): 115-147.

1995 Zero-Degree Culture, the Golden Chicken, Impact at the Mouth of the Well and Other Scandals. In Carmen Varela, Juan L. Bonor, and Yolanda Fernández, editors. RELIGIÓN Y SOCIEDAD EN EL ÁREA MAYA. Madrid: S.E.E.M., pp. 295-310.

Book Reviews
2005 Book Review, Pluralizing Ethnography (by John Watanabe & Edward Fischer, editors. Santa Fe: SAR). In Journal of Latin American Anthropology, vol. 10 (2): 450-452.

2001 Book Review, Mayan People Within and Beyond Boundaries (by Peter Hervik). Journal of Latin American Studies, vol. 33 (3):620-622.

1994 Book Reviews, Innovation in Ethnographic Film (by P. Loizos) and Reading National Geographic (by Catherine A. Lutz & Jane L. Collins). Ethnohistory, vol. 42(1):173.

1994 Book Review, Exits From The Labyrinth (by Claudio Lomnitz Adler). American Anthropologist, vol. 94 (4): 1015-16.

Encyclopedia Entries and Invited Commentaries in Academic Journals
2010 Commentary on "Clockpunk Anthropology and the Ruins of Modernity" Current Anthropology, vol 52 (6): 761-793.

2008 “Chichén Itzá” in Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture. 2nd Edition. Farmington Hills, MI: Charles Scribner's Sons. (publication date is May 9, 2008)

2002 Commentary on “The Social Life of Pre-Sunrise Things” by Byron Hammon. Current Anthropology, vol. 43 (3): 270.

1999 Commentary on “Cultural Logic and Maya Identity” by Ted Fischer. Current Anthropology, vol. 40 (4): 488-489.

Prologues to Scholarly Books
1996 Prologo. In Michel Antichiw Historia de los Pueblos de Chichén Itzá (Pisté). Pub.#8, CECIJEMA. Mérida, México: Gráficas del Sureste.

1995 Prologo. In Lindsay Jones, Stories of Chichén Itzá: Imagination and (Re)construction (republication from American Ethnologist). CECIJEMA #6. Mérida, México: C. Editorial de la Península.

Articles in Lay and Scholarly Newspapers
2005 On the Tourism Wars of Yucatán: Tíich’, the Maya Presentation of Heritage. Anthropology Newsletter, May, pp. 8-9.

1989 Breve reseña histórica: En la época colonial, Pisté tuvo categoría de alcaldía (with B. Burgos Cen). Diario de Yucatán, sec. local, p. 4-5. May 13. Mérida.

Art Exhibition Catalog
1999 Ah Dzib P'izté' Modern Maya Art In Ancient Traditions. Exhibition Catalog, Durand Art Institute, December 2-10, 1999. Lake Forest, IL: Lake Forest College.

Work in Progress

n.d. Apocalypto as Science Fiction: “Withholding a Grudge” in the Critique of Politics of Representation. Journal article manuscript in progress.

n.d. A Theory of Heritage: Identity, Representation, Legalities, and Governmentality. Journal article manuscript, work in progress.

In Press, Book Chapters
n.d. with Jennifer Mathews, Archaeology and Tourism Meccas of Travel: Exploration, Protection, Exploitation. In Neil Carr and Cameron Walker, editors. Tourism and Archaeology: Sustainable Meeting Grounds. University of Arizona Press.

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