Kevin P. Groark (In Press). Toward a Cultural Phenomenology of Intersubjectivity: The Extended Relational Field of the Highland Maya. Language & Communication (Special Issue: “Intersubjectivity: Cultural Limits, Extensions, and Construals - E. Danziger and A. Rumsey, eds.) Uncorrected Page Proofs- 356K

(2010). Angel in the Gourd: Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) Use Among the Contemporary Highland Maya of Chiapas, Mexico. Journal of Ethnobiology 30(1).
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(2010).  Willful Souls: Dreaming and the Dialectics of Self-Experience among the Highland Maya of Chiapas, Mexico.  In: Toward an Anthropology of the Will (Keith M. Murphy and C. Jason Throop, eds.), pp. 101-122, 199-201 . Stanford University Press: Palo Alto, CA.
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— (2009). Discourses of the Soul: The Negotiation of Personal Agency in Tzotzil Maya Dream NarrativeAmerican Ethnologist 36(4): 705-721.
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(2008).  Social Opacity and the Dynamics of Empathic In-Sight Among the Tzotzil Maya of Chiapas, MexicoEthos 36(4):427-448.
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— (2005).  Vital Warmth and Well-Being: Steambathing as Household Therapy Among the Tzeltal and Tzotzil Maya of Highland Chiapas, Mexico. Social Science & Medicine 61:785-795
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— (2001).  Taxonomic Identity of “Hallucinogenic” Harvester Ant (Pogonomyrmex californicus) Confirmed. Journal of Ethnobiology 21(2):133-144.
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— (1997).  To Warm the Blood, to Warm the Flesh: The Role of the Steambath in Highland Maya (Tzeltal-Tzotzil) Ethnomedicine. Journal of Latin American Lore 20(1):3-96.
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— (1996).  Ritual and Therapeutic Use of “Hallucinogenic” Harvester Ants (Pogonomyrmex) in Native South-Central CaliforniaJournal of Ethnobiology 16(1):1-27.
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In Process

Kevin P. Groark. Devereux’s Paradox: Disciplined Subjectivity as the Royal Road to Objectivity. In preparation for submission to: Anthropological Theory.

Oneirocritica Maya: Dreaming in Theory and Practice among the Highland Maya of Chiapas, Mexico. In preparation for submission to Ethnology

A Plague of Visions: The Cultural Psychodynamics of Dream Aggression among the Tzotzil Maya of Chiapas, Mexico. In preparation for submission to Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry

Inchoate Disclosures: Mood, Memory, and Meaning in Everyday Life. In preparation for submission to Anthropological Theory

Personal Power and Self-Transformation in Highland Maya Dreams of Shamanic Investiture.  To be submitted to: Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute



Kevin P. Groark (2005). Pathogenic Emotions: Sentiment, Sociality, and Sickness among the Tzotzil Maya of San Juan Chamula, Chiapas, Mexico .  Ph.D. Dissertation in Anthropology, UCLA (605 pp.) UMI #3202799. [ Abstract and Table of Contents | PDF Copy - 25.7 MB]

Dreaming in Theory and Practice among the Tzotzil Maya of Highland Chiapas. (Book Manuscript, In Process)


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