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Published: 12 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375074-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... This chapter addresses the recent history of war, human rights struggles, and the Mayan movement in Guatemala. It describes two phases of Mayan Organizing, 1.0 (1985–ca. 1999) and 2.0 (the twenty-first century); both phases are struggling to overcome the wartime divide between “political” and...
Published: 12 October 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... to raced and gendered power inequalities, themselves connected to the assemblage that stabilized the “modern zero” of double-entry bookkeeping. The chapter connects the conditions of possibility for the mass murder of the war with the world system of accumulation by dispossession and with the way...
Published: 06 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007135-038
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0713-5
... Festival but remain outsiders to City Hall. Those twentieth- century military missions are also written on its citizens memories and their imagination of Fayetteville s future. The refugees and veterans who now make up a large segment of Fayetteville s population have seen Guatemalan terror and the secret...
Published: 01 January 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7430-5
... kingdom from Chiapas to Costa Rica. By the 1840s it was a republic of much smaller territory, struggling to integrate diverse regions and communities into a stable whole. Always distant from silver capitalism, Guatemalan merchants prospered in the eighteenth century by exporting indigo from regions that...
Published: 12 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375074-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... in particular instances through situated and singular practices. This book engages Guatemalans’ experiences via number but also strives to unsettle readers’ relations to counting, especially the idea that mathematics is the only true universal language. ...
Published: 20 August 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386377-026
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8637-7
..., January 1982. The public statements made by U.S. and Guatemalan government officials were taken mostly from major U.S. newspapers. For Vaky s comment on his 1968 memo, see Douglas Farah, We ve Not Been Honest ; 68 Memo Assails U.S. Role in Guatemalan War, Washington Post, March 12, 1999, p. A25. For...
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007524-32
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0752-4
...Silences of Memory I remember the first time I encountered Kaibiles, the Guatemalan special forces responsible for the worst massacres and brutality of the civil war. It was 2009, and a couple dozen uniformed men in red berets poured out of the back of a truck in the middle of the Santa Elena...
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By Micha Rahder
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007524-017
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0752-4
... site of, 69, 122, 279 Guatemala: Memory of Silence, Tz inil Na tab al, 32 Guatemalan spring, 57, 75 76, 102 hair traps, 230 32 Hansen, Richard, 94, 98, 100 102, 104 11, 114, 278n3, 279n4. See also fares Haraway, Donna, 24, 213 haunting, 6 8, 13, 27, 156, 271, 274n7; civil war and, 18, 62 63, 83 85...
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By Luise White
Published: 08 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021285-012
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2128-5
.... Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2001. Arias, Arturo. Rigoberta Menchú s History within the Guatemalan Context. In Arias, Rigoberta Menchú Controversy, 3 28. Armstrong, Peter. Operation Zambezi: The Raid into Zambia. Salisbury, Rhodesia: Welston, 1979. Atkins, Graham. Once upon a White Man: A...
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By Daniel Wilkinson
Published: 20 August 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386377-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8637-7
... 1980s, but they focused on how the violence affected Indian communi- ties in the country s highlands to the north. Coffee had been the back- bone of the Guatemalan economy, and the plantations had been where millions of people had lived through the major political upheavals of the century. Yet, in the...
Published: 06 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007135-026
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0713-5
... Guatemalan society? How do people understand it and experience it? And what is at stake for people who live in a chronic state of fear? Might survival itself depend on a panoply of responses to a seemingly intractable situation? In this article, I examine the invisible vio lence of fear and intimidation...
Published: 06 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007135-023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0713-5
... of life in a much more quotidian and 110 Catherine Lutz bodily way elsewhere, however, as Linda Green shows for the U.S.- supported Guatemalan wars against native people in the 1980s. The risk of nuclear war would appear to contradict the claim that fears have been unwarranted in the United States...
Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007470-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0747-0
... Guatemalan men Discovery Channel aired a documentary called Texas Drug Wars. In the 45- minute broadcast, dps makes its vision for border policing clear. We re not going to give up one square inch of this territory, says Stacy Holland, captain of the dps aviation division. We re using tactics and...
Published: 06 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007135-087
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0713-5
... Civil War, edited by Ibrahim Abdullah, 41 65. Dakar: Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa. Abélès, Marc. 2006. Politique de la survie. Paris: Flammarion. Adams, Richard. 1970. Crucifixion by Power: Essays on Guatemalan National Social Structure, 1944 1966. Austin: University...
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007524-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0752-4
... know and intervene on the northern Petén landscape: the many worlds left out when the line was drawn on the map. Silences of Memory I remember the first time I encountered Kaibiles, the Guatemalan special forces responsible for the worst massacres and brutality of the civil war. It was 2009, and a...
Published: 20 August 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386377-023
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8637-7
... I m chief of AND TH E Y WER E TH E E RU P T I O N 3 1 8 staff, I implement civil affairs, which means less repression, you know more . . . more . . . see how the tensions work themselves out and not re- press the tensions. Gramajo s insight into Guatemalan history was simple: political repres...
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By Micha Rahder
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007524-016
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0752-4
.... Duffy, Rosaleen. 2016. War, by Conservation. Geoforum 69: 238 48. Egan, Brian. 1999. Somos de La Tierra : Land and the Guatemalan Refugee Return. In Journeys of Fear: Refugee Return and National Transformation in Guatemala, edited by Liisa L. North and Alan B. Simmons, 95 111. Montreal: McGill...
Published: 06 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007135-027
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0713-5
... and, more impor tant, to provide vigilance and control over the local population. Although the Guatemalan Constitution states explic itly that the pacs are voluntary, failure to participate or opposition to their formation marks one as a subversive in conflictive zones in the altiplano (Amer i cas...
Published: 08 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021285-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2128-5
... exceptionally articulate spokeswoman for the Popu lar Front that was decimated by Guatemalan troops in the early 1980s. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy in 1992. Her story was a testimonial, a genre of Latin American radical politics in which a subaltern spoke for herself and her...
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007524-92
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0752-4
... of army terror during the civil war (Tomuschat, de Cotí, and Tojo 1999). Human trafficking and forced prostitution of women and children are still common today. When Luis warned me away from La Corona, my memory shot back to an incident months earlier, when I had been mugged in Flores by a young man...