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Publications by Nicole Sault, Ph.D.   From:

2005, "Parentesco y género en Mesoamerica: el caso de las madrinas zapotecas." Familia y parentesco en México y Mesoamérica: Unas miradas antropologicas. David Robicheaux, editor. D.F., Mexico: Universidad Iberoamericana.

2005 "The Godmother as Mediator: Constraining Violence in a Zapotec Village of Oaxaca, Mexico." in The Cultural Shaping of Violence. Myrdene Anderson, editor. Purdue University Press.

2001 "Godparenthood Ties Among Zapotec Women and the Effects of Protestant Conversion."  in Holy Saints and Fiery Preachers: Protestantism in Mexico and Central America. Edited by James Dow and Alan Sandstrom. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger.

1999 "Sustainability for Indigenous Peoples of Mexico." International Policy Review. Volume 8, Spring, 1998-1999, p.142-153.

1998 book review, "Picturing Health and Illness: Images of Identity and Difference." by Sander L. Gilman. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1995), Journal of the History of Sexuality, vol. 8 No. 3 Jan.

1996 "Many Mothers, Many Fathers: The Meaning of Parenting Around the World," Santa Clara Law Review. Volume 36, Number 2, p. 395-408.

1994 (editor) Many Mirrors: Body Image and Social Relations. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press

1994 "How the Body Shapes Parenthood: ‘Surrogate’ Mothers in the United States and Godmothers in Mexico" in Many Mirrors.

1990 "The Evil Eye, Both Hot and Dry: Gender and Generation in the Zapotec Health System of Mexico," Journal of Latin American Lore 16:69-89.

1985 "Baptismal Sponsorship as a Source of Power for Zapotec Women in Oaxaca, Mexico." Journal of Latin American Lore 11(2):225-243.

1985 Zapotec Godmothers: The Centrality of Women for Compadrazgo Groups in a Village of Oaxaca, Mexico. University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) doctoral dissertation, University of Michigan Microfilms.

Conference Presentations & Invited Talks:

“Desastres naturales: buscando el culpable,” IV Congreso Costarricense de Antropología. Museo Nacional de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica (2005)

“El vapor sagrado del temazcal y la resistencia de las mujeres indígenas.”
Congreso Bianual de Estudios Oaxaqueños, Oaxaca, México (2004)

“Llame la madrina: El rol mediador de mujeres zapotecas en Oaxaca, México.” V Congreso Centroamericano de Antropología, Managua, Nicaragua (2004)

“Armonía y cooperación: Protegiendo los valores comunales entre los zapotecos del sur de México.” Congreso de Antropología Centroamericana, San José, Costa Rica (2003)

“Godmothers of Peace: Women's Roles as Mediators in Southern Mexico.” Radio for Peace International, Costa Rica (2003)

“Seeds of Life or Death? The Cultural Context for Genetically Engineered Foods.” Escuela de Agricultura de la Región Tropical Húmeda, Guácimo, Costa Rica (2003)

“Los valores culturales atrás de la guerra contra Irak.” Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica (2003)

"Madrinas de paz: el rol mediador de las mujeres zapotecas en Oaxaca." Biannual Conference of Oaxacan Studies, in Oaxaca, Mexico (2002)

"Comida justa: somos lo que comemos." Escuela de Agricultura de la Región Tropical Húmeda, Guácimo, Costa Rica (2001)

"Bird Messengers for People of Corn: Indigenous World Views on Animals, Plants, and the Environment." Escuela de Agricultura de la Región Tropical Húmeda, Guácimo, Costa Rica (2001)

"Lifelong Learning: Socialization Through Godparenthood Rituals in Mexico." Presented at the American Anthropological Association (AAA) meetings, San Francisco, California (2000)

"Community Supported Agriculture: Comunidad Sosteñiendo la Agricultura," presentation for organic farmers in Zarcero, Costa Rica (1999)

"A Compost of Ideas: Sustainable Agriculture in Cultural Context,"  Escuela de Agricultura de la Región Tropical Húmeda, Guácimo, Costa Rica (1999)

"The Godmother Leads the Way: Zapotec Women’s Authority in Oaxaca, Mexico." presented at Southern Anthropology Association meetings, Atlanta, Georgia (1999)

"El compadrazgo en Latinoamérica: la unión de género y parentesco," conferencia sobre familia y parentesco en México. Universidad Iberoamericana. Mexico, D.F. (1998)

"?Para que sirven los lazos de parentesco?:  El contraste entre los modelos mexicanos y anglosajones." presented at Second Bianual Conference of Oaxacan Studies, in Oaxaca, Mexico (1996)

"The Cleansing Water of Women: Birth Rituals in Ancient and Contemporary Mexico," presented at American Anthropological Association (AAA) meetings, Washington, D.C. (1995)

"Mutilations and Medical Procedures: Asymmetrical Terminology For the Cutting of Sexual Body Parts of African and American Women," presented at AAA meetings in Atlanta, Georgia (1994)

"From Soft Breasts To Hard Bodies: Silicone Implants As a Cycle of Mutilation and Prosthesis." presented at Visual Anthropology Society meetings, San Francisco, California (1992)

"Walking Wombs and Derivative Mothers: Surrogate Motherhood as Political Control," presented at AAA meetings, New Orleans, Louisiana (1990)

"Body Parts and Body Wholes: The Cultural Premises of Surrogate Motherhood," presented at the American Ethnological Society Meetings, Atlanta, Georgia (1990)

"Surrogate Mothers and Spiritual Mothers: Cultural Definitions of Parenthood and the Body in Two Cultures," presented at AAA meetings, Washington, D.C. (1989)

"Patrons and Sponsors: The Network Strategies of Zapotec Women in the Oaxaca Valley," presented at AAA meetings, Phoenix, Arizona (1988)

"Godparenthood in Latin America, Joining Kinship and Gender," presented at AAA meetings, Chicago, Illinois (1987)

"Marriage Sponsorship in Mexico and Japan: Compadrazgo and Nakodo," (co-authored with C.Scott Littleton, Occidental College), presented at AAA meetings, Chicago, Illinois (1987)

"El Compadrazgo y la conversión religiosa en un pueblo Zapoteco del Valle de Oaxaca," Universidad Autónoma Benito Juarez de Oaxaca, México (1985)

"Pollution and Purification: The Ritual Use of Incense by Zapotec Women," presented at the AAA meetings, Washington, D.C. (1985)

"Protection From the Evil Eye: Exchange Relationships in a Zapotec Village," presented at the American Folklore Society meetings, in San Diego, California (1984)

"Baptism and the Power of Women in a Zapotec Village of Mexico," presented at AAA meetings, Denver, Colorado (1984)

"The Transmission of Godparenthood Ties in a Zapotec Village of Oaxaca, Mexico," presented at the AAA meetings, Chicago, Illinois (1983)

Symposium Organizer:

"Constrained or Sustained? Women’s Experience of Aging, Embodiment, and Power." Southern Anthropology Association, Atlanta, Georgia (1999)
"Body Image and Social Meaning: The Interplay of Symbol and Action," for AAA meetings, Washington, D.C. (1989)

"Gender Hierarchy and Economic Change in Mexico," for AAA meetings, Phoenix, Arizona (co-organizer) (1988)

"Godmothers, Midwives, & Mourners: The Expression of Women’s Power Through Rituals of Life & Death," AAA meetings, Denver, Colorado (1984)