ERIC Number: ED371971
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
Soni, P. Sarita, Ed.
Research and Creative Activity, v16 n1 May 1993
This serial issue features 6 members of the Indiana University System faculty who have focused their research on Latin America, past and present. The first article, "A Literature of Their Own," highlights Darlene Sadlier's research on Brazilian women's fiction and poetry that has led to an interest in the interplay of Brazilian and Portuguese literary worlds. The second article explores the research of Gordon Brotherston, who has based his studies on original Native American texts while focusing on the Nahua-speaking cultures of Mexico. The third article discusses Norman Bradley, who has used his painting inspired by Mayan art to journey in his personal inner world through shape, color, and paint. The fourt article discusses the work done by Geoffrey Conrad in San Antonio, Peru, in piecing together the elements of the lives of people who left no written language. By combining archaeology and ethnohistory in the study of later prehistory, Conrad hopes to generate hypotheses about the early development of Peruvian civilization. The fifth article focuses on K. Anne Pyburn, an anthropologist whose projects are founded on the principle of community involvement. While attempting to excavate a grouping of Maya ruins in the north central region of Belize, she tried to bring about economic benefits for the modern village nearby. At the same time, Pyburn hoped to track the development of economic classes among the Maya who once inhabited the site. The sixth and final article features anthropology professor Emilio Moran's study of secondary growth following deforestation in the Amazon rain forest. (DK)
Descriptors: American Indian Literature, American Indians, Anthropology, Archaeology, Authors, Economic Development, Faculty Promotion, Females, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Latin American Literature, Poetry
Office of Research and the University Graduate School, Indiana University, Bryan Hall 104, Bloomington, IN 47405.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Office of Research.; Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Univ. Graduate School.
Identifiers - Location: Belize; Brazil; Mexico; Peru