Fear As a Way of Life: Mayan Windows in Rural Guatemala

Fear As a Way of Life

Columbia University Press

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Fear As a Way of Life: Mayan Windows in Rural Guatemala. Fear as a Way of LifeBetween the late 1970s and the mid-1980s, the people of Guatemala were subjected to a state-sponsored campaign of political violence and repression designed to not only defeat a left-wing, revolutionary insurgency but also destroy Mayan communities and culture. The Mayan Indians in the western highlands were labeled by the government as revolutionary sympathizers, and many Mayan women lost husbands, sons, and other family members who were brutally murdered or who simply "disappeared." Based on years of field research conducted in the rural highlands, Fear as a Way of Life traces the intricate links between the recent political violence and repression and the long-term systemic violence connected with class inequalities and gender and ethnic oppression--the violence of everyday life.

List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Author's Note Six Women from Xe'caj Part I. A Legacy of Violence 1. In the Aftermath of War: An Introduction 2. The Altiplano: A History of Violence and Survival 3. Living in a State of Fear Part II. A Legacy of Survival 4. From Wives to Widows: Subsistence and Social Relations 5. The Embodiment of Violence: Lived Lives and Social Suffering 6. The Dialectics of Cloth 7. Shifting Affiliations: Social Exigencies and Evangelicos 8. Mutual Betrayal and Collective Dignity Notes Glossary Bibliography Index Based on years of field research conducted in the rural highlands, Fear as a Way of Life traces the intricate links between the recent political violence and repression and the long-term systemic violence connected with class inequalities and gender and ethnic oppression--the violence of everyday life.
Forfattere: Linda Green Utgave: ukjent
Språk: Engelsk Sidetall: 240
ISBN: 9780231100335 Vekt: 433 g
Forlag: Columbia University Press Innbinding: Heftet
Utgitt: 1999 Veil. pris: 0 kr

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