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The Resource Maya after war : conflict, power, and politics in Guatemala, by Jennifer L. Burrell

Maya after war : conflict, power, and politics in Guatemala, by Jennifer L. Burrell

Label
Maya after war : conflict, power, and politics in Guatemala
Title
Maya after war
Title remainder
conflict, power, and politics in Guatemala
Statement of responsibility
by Jennifer L. Burrell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: Guatemala's thirty-six-year civil war culminated in peace accords in 1996, but the postwar transition has been marked by continued violence, including lynchings and the rise of gangs, as well as massive wage-labor exodus to the United States. For the Mam Maya municipality of Todos Santos Cuchumatan, inhabited by a predominantly indigenous peasant population, the aftermath of war and genocide resonates with a long-standing tension between state techniques of governance and ancient community-level power structures that incorporated concepts of kinship, gender, and generation. Showing the ways in which these complex histories are interlinked with wartime and enduring family/class conflicts, Maya after War provides a nuanced account of a unique transitional postwar situation, including the complex influence of neoliberal intervention. Drawing on ethnographic field research over a twenty-year period, Jennifer L. Burrell explores the after-war period in a locale where community struggles span culture, identity, and history. Investigating a range of tensions from the local to the international, Burrell employs unique methodologies, including mapmaking, history workshops, and an informal translation of a historic ethnography, to analyze the role of conflict in animating what matters to Todosanteros in their everyday lives and how the residents negotiate power. Examining the community-based divisions alongside national postwar contexts, Maya after War considers the aura of hope that surrounded the signing of the peace accords, and the subsequent doubt and waiting that have fueled unrest, encompassing generational conflicts. This study is a rich analysis of the multifaceted forces at work in the quest for peace, in Guatemala and beyond
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burrell, Jennifer L
Dewey number
305.80097281
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1435.3.C75
LC item number
B87 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mayas
  • Mayas
  • Social conflict
  • Ethnic conflict
  • Guatemala
  • Guatemala
  • Guatemala
  • Maya
  • Minderheitenfrage
  • Sozialer Konflikt
  • Guatemaltekischer Bürgerkrieg
  • Nachkriegszeit
  • Guatemala
Label
Maya after war : conflict, power, and politics in Guatemala, by Jennifer L. Burrell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- War and la violencia in Todos Santos: accounting for the past -- Localities in conflict: spaces and the politics of mapmaking -- Histories and silences -- Reimagining fiesta: migration, culture and neoliberalism -- After lynching -- Life and death of a rural marero: generations in conflict -- Epilogue: Waiting after war -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn810273625
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 221 p.
Isbn
9780292762015
Lccn
2012035821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780292745674
  • (OCoLC)810273625
Label
Maya after war : conflict, power, and politics in Guatemala, by Jennifer L. Burrell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- War and la violencia in Todos Santos: accounting for the past -- Localities in conflict: spaces and the politics of mapmaking -- Histories and silences -- Reimagining fiesta: migration, culture and neoliberalism -- After lynching -- Life and death of a rural marero: generations in conflict -- Epilogue: Waiting after war -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn810273625
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 221 p.
Isbn
9780292762015
Lccn
2012035821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780292745674
  • (OCoLC)810273625

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