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The Mayans among us : migrant women and meatpacking on the Great Plains / Ann L. Sittig and Martha Florinda González.

By: Sittig, Ann L [author.].
Contributor(s): González, Martha Florinda [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Lincoln , University of Nebraska Press ; 2016Description: xxx, 169 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780803284616; 0803284616; 9781496208477; 1496208471.Subject(s): Guatemalans -- Nebraska -- Social conditions | Maya women -- Nebraska -- Social conditions | Women immigrants -- Nebraska -- Social conditions | Packing-house workers -- Nebraska | Maya | Emigration and immigration | Maya women -- Social conditions | Packing-house workers | Social conditions | Women immigrants -- Social conditions | Guatemala -- Social conditions | Guatemala -- Emigration and immigration | Nebraska -- Social conditions | USA | Guatemala | NebraskaDDC classification: 305.48/6872810782
Contents:
Guatemala: life before emigration -- Guatemalan civil war and postwar rebuilding -- The journey to El Norte -- Religious practice and community life in Nebraska -- Mayans and meatpacking in Nebraska.
Summary: "For 10 years, Sittig and González recorded stories of Mayan women working at meatpacking plants in Nebraska, translating from the several spoken Mayan languages to written Spanish, then translating again into English for this volume. The women discuss their childhoods in Guatemala, the civil war, the Peace Accords and processes, the subsequent migration in search of economic stability, life in their new Nebraska communities, and their work at the meatpacking plant. They weave their millenary culture through the narratives."--Publisher description.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-159) and index.

Guatemala: life before emigration -- Guatemalan civil war and postwar rebuilding -- The journey to El Norte -- Religious practice and community life in Nebraska -- Mayans and meatpacking in Nebraska.

"For 10 years, Sittig and González recorded stories of Mayan women working at meatpacking plants in Nebraska, translating from the several spoken Mayan languages to written Spanish, then translating again into English for this volume. The women discuss their childhoods in Guatemala, the civil war, the Peace Accords and processes, the subsequent migration in search of economic stability, life in their new Nebraska communities, and their work at the meatpacking plant. They weave their millenary culture through the narratives."--Publisher description.

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Ann L. Sittig is a tenured Spanish instructor at Shasta College in Redding, California. Martha Florinda González emigrated from Guatemala to Nebraska and is a community leader in Nebraska. She has served as a member of the Coordinating Commission for Indigenous Women and the Technical Commission for Negotiations, and on the Commission for Women in Guatemala.<br> <br>

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