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The Blood of Guatemala

The Blood of Guatemala

A History of Race and Nation

  • Author: Greg Grandin
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822324959
  • Category: History
  • Page: 343
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DIVA study of the political and cultural formation of one of Guatemala's indigenous communities that explores the nationalization of ethnicity, the preservation of Mayan identity, and the formation of a brutally repressive state./div

The Blood of the Serpent

The Blood of the Serpent

Mexican Lives

  • Author: Robert Joe Stout
  • Publisher: Algora Publishing
  • ISBN: 0875862152
  • Category: History
  • Page: 301
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Today's Mexico is presented through the experiences, opinions and adventures of hundreds of Mexicans from all walks of life: not politics, nor statistics, but the personality of a nation grafted onto deep, indigenous roots by a European invader that still was entwined in feudal customs and superstitions. This narration takes readers through Mexico City, through its suburbs rich and poor, into its ceremonies--Christian and pre-Christian--and on journeys with reformers, rebels, manipulators, workers. It unravels "The Imaginary State of Petroleo," explores the landed estates of northeastern Mexico and the deserts where ancient cave paintings mark lost cultures and where drug dealers have hidden landing strips. From Tarahumara villages in the northwest through Tijuana and life on the US-Mexican border, and from Baja and the cultivated coastal plains to the changing rhythms of Oaxaca, Chiapas and Yucatan, Stout brings Mexico to life.

Historic Cities of the Americas

Historic Cities of the Americas

An Illustrated Encyclopedia

  • Author: David Marley
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1576070271
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1010
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With rare maps, prints, and photographs, this unique volume explores the dramatic history of the Americas through the birth and development of the hemisphere's great cities. * Over 70 richly detailed entries on the most colorful, important cities of the New World, from Quebec City, Boston, and San Francisco in the Northern Hemisphere, to Buenos Aires, Cuzco, and Bahia in the Southern * Four geographical sections (the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America, North America, and South America), enabling the reader to easily locate information * Hundreds of rare, historically significant antique maps, prints, and photographs, enhancing both the value and appearance of the book * A very extensive bibliography, providing users with easy access to many hard-to-find materials

Conquest and Survival in Colonial Guatemala

Conquest and Survival in Colonial Guatemala

A Historical Geography of the Cuchumatán Highlands, 1500-1821

  • Author: William George Lovell
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • ISBN: 9780773527416
  • Category: History
  • Page: 302
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George Lovell's classic work, based primarily on unpublished archival sources, examines the impact of Spanish rule on the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes, an isolated region of Guatemala running along the country's north-western border with Mexico. Although Spanish imperialism left its mark, Lovell reveals that the vibrant Maya culture found in the Cuchumatán highlands was not obliterated and, although under considerable stress, endures to this day. This extensively revised third edition includes a new preface, a chapter on native resistance to Spanish domination, an updated bibliography, and an epilogue which documents that postcolonial times had as much effect on people's lives as three centuries of Spanish rule. In discussions that focus on land, settlement, economy, access to resources, and population change over time, Lovell exposes the colonial roots of problems at the heart of Guatemala's ongoing political crises.

The Sculptures of Santa Lucia Cosumalwhuapa in Guatemala

The Sculptures of Santa Lucia Cosumalwhuapa in Guatemala

With an Account of Travels in Central America and on the Western Coast of South America

  • Author: Simeon Habel
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bilbao Site (Guatemala)
  • Page: 90
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Genderkompetenz in Supervision und Coaching

Genderkompetenz in Supervision und Coaching

Mit einem Beitrag zur Genderintegrität von Ilse Orth und Hilarion Petzold

  • Author: Surur Abdul-Hussain
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 353193046X
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 342
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Brauchen Frauen und Männer in Supervision und Coaching Unterschiedliches? Werden Frauen und Männer in der supervisorischen Praxis „gleich“ behandelt? Was bedeutet Genderkompetenz im beraterischen Setting? Diesen und ähnlichen Fragen geht die Autorin nach und räumt mit Vorurteilen und Alltagstheorien gründlich auf. Das Buch leistet einen Beitrag zur differenzierten und theoriegeleiteten Auseinandersetzung mit dem Thema Gender. Mittels einer mehrperspektivischen Herangehensweise beleuchtet die Autorin das Thema Gender aus verschiedenen theoretischen Ansätzen, verknüpft sie mit Forschungsergebnissen, stellt mit Fallvignetten einen Praxisbezug her und vernetzt diese zu einem Integrativen Verständnis von Genderkompetenz in Supervision und Coaching. Für die Praxis wird diese Herangehensweise in einem Fragenset zur Reflexion von Prozessen auf der Genderebene verdeutlicht.

Guatemala

Guatemala

Blood in the Cornfields

  • Author: Bonnie Dilger
  • Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781413764925
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 272
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This story-a first-person, present-tense narrative-begins in El Salvador and culminates in a Guatemalan pueblo, Santiago AtitlAn, inhabited by the Naturales, Guatemala's Indians. The story takes the reader through one of the most repressive and turbulent eras in Guatemala's history, beginning in 1973 through 1994* when the Peace Accords were signed by the ruling government and the United Guerrilla Party of Guatemala (URNG) in neighboring Mexico. Through a series of episodes, sometimes humorous, but more frequently tragic, the author learns that there are really two Guatemalas-the Guatemala presented to the tourists in the pretty travelogues, and the real Guatemala, where disease and poverty abound, where repression is at its worst in the Western Hemisphere. The governmental abuses are intended to keep the "status quo" intact and to prevent any possible uprising within the country, but as with all abuses of repressive regimes, the terror inflicted on the Guatemalan citizens have resulted only in continuing chaos. While walking down the scenic path of Panajachel, the lake's leading tourist town, the author discovers that she, too, has somehow been made an enemy of Guatemala. *The Peace Accords signed in 1994 were a political failure, and it was not until December 29, 1996, that the ruling government, its military and the guerrillas reached an agreement to end the conflict which will greatly determine whether Guatemala will be able to know a real peace without further blood-spilling in her cornfields.

Visions of the Emerald City

Visions of the Emerald City

Modernity, Tradition, and the Formation of Porfirian Oaxaca, Mexico

  • Author: Mark Overmyer-Velazquez
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822387883
  • Category: History
  • Page: 248
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Visions of the Emerald City is an absorbing historical analysis of how Mexicans living in Oaxaca City experienced “modernity” during the lengthy “Order and Progress” dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz (1876–1911). Renowned as the Emerald City (for its many buildings made of green cantera stone), Oaxaca City was not only the economic, political, and cultural capital of the state of Oaxaca but also a vital commercial hub for all of southern Mexico. As such, it was a showcase for many of Díaz’s modernizing and state-building projects. Drawing on in-depth research in archives in Oaxaca, Mexico City, and the United States, Mark Overmyer-Velázquez describes how Oaxacans, both elites and commoners, crafted and manipulated practices of tradition and modernity to define themselves and their city as integral parts of a modern Mexico. Incorporating a nuanced understanding of visual culture into his analysis, Overmyer-Velázquez shows how ideas of modernity figured in Oaxacans’ ideologies of class, race, gender, sexuality, and religion and how they were expressed in Oaxaca City’s streets, plazas, buildings, newspapers, and public rituals. He pays particular attention to the roles of national and regional elites, the Catholic church, and popular groups—such as Oaxaca City’s madams and prostitutes—in shaping the discourses and practices of modernity. At the same time, he illuminates the dynamic interplay between these groups. Ultimately, this well-illustrated history provides insight into provincial life in pre-Revolutionary Mexico and challenges any easy distinctions between the center and the periphery or modernity and tradition.

From Development to Dictatorship

From Development to Dictatorship

Bolivia and the Alliance for Progress in the Kennedy Era

  • Author: Thomas C. Field, Jr.
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 0801470447
  • Category: History
  • Page: 264
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During the most idealistic years of John F. Kennedy’s Alliance for Progress development program, Bolivia was the highest per capita recipient of U.S. foreign aid in Latin America. Nonetheless, Washington’s modernization programs in early 1960s' Bolivia ended up on a collision course with important sectors of the country’s civil society, including radical workers, rebellious students, and a plethora of rightwing and leftwing political parties. In From Development to Dictatorship, Thomas C. Field Jr. reconstructs the untold story of USAID’s first years in Bolivia, including the country’s 1964 military coup d’état. Field draws heavily on local sources to demonstrate that Bolivia’s turn toward anticommunist, development-oriented dictatorship was the logical and practical culmination of the military-led modernization paradigm that provided the liberal underpinnings of Kennedy’s Alliance for Progress. In the process, he explores several underappreciated aspects of Cold War liberal internationalism: the tendency of “development” to encourage authoritarian solutions to political unrest, the connection between modernization theories and the rise of Third World armed forces, and the intimacy between USAID and CIA covert operations. Challenging the conventional dichotomy between ideology and strategy in international politics, From Development to Dictatorship engages with a growing literature on development as a key rubric for understanding the interconnected processes of decolonization and the Cold War.

Rafael Carrera and the Emergence of the Republic of Guatemala, 1821-1871

Rafael Carrera and the Emergence of the Republic of Guatemala, 1821-1871

  • Author: Ralph Lee Woodward
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • ISBN: 9780820314488
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 630
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"Carrera first led a small revolt in a mountainous rural district of eastern Guatemala, and as similar isolated uprisings escalated into a bloody, full-scale, reactionary revolution, he advanced quickly through the insurgents' ranks. A brilliant military strategist and tactician and an intuitive problem solver, Carrera knew how to charm people even as he exploited them, and he regarded brutality as a legitimate political tool. By 1839, at age twenty-five, he commanded the Guatemalan army; he was to remain the dominant caudillo on the isthmus, almost without interruption, until his death in 1865." "Woodward establishes Carrera as an aberration of regional politics. He emerged from the revolution as something of a rural populist, able to mobilize Indians, Ladinos, and other segments of society that were disdained and feared by elites of all political leanings. His sway over the common people forced the elite factions to lay aside political differences in the interest of preserving their social status. Carrera himself thrived amid the resulting intrigue and ideological bickering, so secure at home that he often sent troops into neighboring countries to oust liberal elements.".

Beauty Queens on the Global Stage

Beauty Queens on the Global Stage

Gender, Contests, and Power

  • Author: Colleen Ballerion Cohen,Richard Wilk,Beverly Stoeltje
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113665819X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 250
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Modern beauty contests were invented by P.T. Barnum in the United States, but in the 20th century pageants and contests have spread across the entire world from Nepal to Tierra Del Fuego. Why are women (and sometimes men in drag) parading on stage such a universally appealing spectacle, attracting an audience in the billions? This book is the first global comparison of pageants from different parts of the world, at the ways each contest is both intensely local and unique, and simultaneously global and remarkable repetitious. The authors use the latest tools of feminist, ethnographic, and literary scholarship to unpack and interpret one of the greatest and most universal spectacles of modern times.

A Companion to Latin American History

A Companion to Latin American History

  • Author: Thomas H. Holloway
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781444391640
  • Category: History
  • Page: 544
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The Companion to Latin American History collects the work of leading experts in the field to create a single-source overview of the diverse history and current trends in the study of Latin America. Presents a state-of-the-art overview of the history of Latin America Written by the top international experts in the field 28 chapters come together as a superlative single source of information for scholars and students Recognizes the breadth and diversity of Latin American history by providing systematic chronological and geographical coverage Covers both historical trends and new areas of interest

Culture and Customs of Guatemala

Culture and Customs of Guatemala

  • Author: Maureen E. Shea
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313305962
  • Category: History
  • Page: 151
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Discusses the traditions, culture, religion, media, literature, and arts of Guatemala.

Seeing and Being Seen

Seeing and Being Seen

The Q'eqchi' Maya of Livingston, Guatemala, and Beyond

  • Author: Hilary E. Kahn
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 9780292779778
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
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The practice of morality and the formation of identity among an indigenous Latin American culture are framed in a pioneering ethnography of sight that attempts to reverse the trend of anthropological fieldwork and theory overshadowing one another. In this vital and richly detailed work, methodology and theory are treated as complementary partners as the author explores the dynamic Mayan customs of the Q'eqchi' people living in the cultural crossroads of Livingston, Guatemala. Here, Q'eqchi', Ladino, and Garifuna (Caribbean-coast Afro-Indians) societies interact among themselves and with others ranging from government officials to capitalists to contemporary tourists. The fieldwork explores the politics of sight and incorporates a video camera operated by multiple people—the author and the Q'eqchi' people themselves—to watch unobtrusively the traditions, rituals, and everyday actions that exemplify the long-standing moral concepts guiding the Q'eqchi' in their relationships and tribulations. Sharing the camera lens, as well as the lens of ethnographic authority, allows the author to slip into the world of the Q'eqchi' and capture their moral, social, political, economic, and spiritual constructs shaped by history, ancestry, external forces, and time itself. A comprehensive history of the Q'eqchi' illustrates how these former plantation laborers migrated to lands far from their Mayan ancestral homes to co-exist as one of several competing cultures, and what impact this had on maintaining continuity in their identities, moral codes of conduct, and perception of the changing outside world. With the innovative use of visual methods and theories, the author's reflexive, sensory-oriented ethnographic approach makes this a study that itself becomes a reflection of the complex set of social structures embodied in its subject.

Silence on the Mountain

Silence on the Mountain

Stories of Terror, Betrayal, and Forgetting in Guatemala

  • Author: Daniel Wilkinson
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822333685
  • Category: History
  • Page: 375
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Written by a young human rights worker, "Silence on the Mountain" is a virtuoso work of reporting and a masterfully plotted narrative tracing the history of Guatemala's 36-year internal war, a conflict that claimed the lives of more than 200,000 people.

Secure the Soul

Secure the Soul

Christian Piety and Gang Prevention in Guatemala

  • Author: Kevin Lewis O'Neill
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520960092
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 304
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"I’m not perfect," Mateo confessed. "Nobody is. But I try." Secure the Soul shuttles between the life of Mateo, a born-again ex-gang member in Guatemala and the gang prevention programs that work so hard to keep him alive. Along the way, this poignantly written ethnography uncovers the Christian underpinnings of Central American security. In the streets of Guatemala City—amid angry lynch mobs, overcrowded prisons, and paramilitary death squads—millions of dollars empower church missions, faith-based programs, and seemingly secular security projects to prevent gang violence through the practice of Christian piety. With Guatemala increasingly defined by both God and gangs, Secure the Soul details an emerging strategy of geopolitical significance: regional security by way of good Christian living.

A Statistical and Commercial History of Guatemala

A Statistical and Commercial History of Guatemala

  • Author: Domingo Juarros
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Travel, Research and Teaching in Guatemala and Mexico

Travel, Research and Teaching in Guatemala and Mexico

In Quest of the Pre-Columbian Heritage Volume I, Guatemala

  • Author: MARK CURRAN
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • ISBN: 1466992484
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 180
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This book is entitled Travel, Research, and Teaching in Guatemala and Mexico: In Search of the Pre-Columbian Heritage (volume I, Guatemala). This book in its totality of two volumes has various facets: it is comprised of anecdotes and thoughts on travel, research, and teaching in Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico from 1962 to 2000; it is a reflection on important topics and concepts of pre-Columbian culture, and finally, it is a summary of classroom guidelines and Professor Currans notes on a major work on the civilizations of pre-Columbian Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico and important documentary films on the same. Volume I treats Guatemala and Honduras. Again, volume I on Guatemala treats modern urban cities and rural towns near the pre-Columbian sites: Guatemala City, Antigua, Lake Atitln, Chichicastenango, and towns of the Verapaces in Guatemala. The well-known pre-Columbian sites in volume I are Copn in Honduras and Tikal in Guatemala. In addition, an overview of the latter is seen in a textual and pictorial summary of the holdings of the Museo de Antropologa e Historia in Mexico City, the best of its kind. The book is richly illustrated with black-and-white travel photos by Curran.

City of God

City of God

Christian Citizenship in Postwar Guatemala

  • Author: Kevin Lewis O'Neill
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520260627
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 278
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"A significant study of religion and power by a probing and caring anthropologist. Full of surprising insights, City of God is a must-read for anyone concerned with the possibilities and limits of political theology in a volatile 21st century."--João Biehl, author of Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment "City of God is a rich and gracefully written ethnography of Pentecostal Christians in today's Guatemala which shows how a disciplined self, constituted in daily devotional activities, is believed to be pertinent not only for individual well-being but the soul of the nation. With its concept of 'Christian citizenship,' it is also a significant theoretical contribution to the anthropology of religion. The book deserves to be read widely by students of anthropology, Central America, Christianity and religion more generally."--Steve Caton, author of Yemen Chronicle: An Anthropology of War and Mediation "A groundbreaking ethnography of Christian citizenship and subject formation in the neo-liberal era. O'Neill focuses on what evangelical Christians in Guatemala City actually do, by way of a close study of Church ceremonies, cell group meetings, interviews, direct daily observation and close readings of the voluminous mass-media products. The result is a thoroughly innovative study of the way in which social circumstance and politics are internalized. We will be feeling the aftershocks of the movement that is so sensitively studied in this book for years to come."--Claudio Lomnitz, author of Death and the Idea of Mexico

Fordlandia

Fordlandia

The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City

  • Author: Greg Grandin
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Books
  • ISBN: 9781429938013
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
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The stunning, never before told story of the quixotic attempt to recreate small-town America in the heart of the Amazon In 1927, Henry Ford, the richest man in the world, bought a tract of land twice the size of Delaware in the Brazilian Amazon. His intention was to grow rubber, but the project rapidly evolved into a more ambitious bid to export America itself, along with its golf courses, ice-cream shops, bandstands, indoor plumbing, and Model Ts rolling down broad streets. Fordlandia, as the settlement was called, quickly became the site of an epic clash. On one side was the car magnate, lean, austere, the man who reduced industrial production to its simplest motions; on the other, the Amazon, lush, extravagant, the most complex ecological system on the planet. Ford's early success in imposing time clocks and square dances on the jungle soon collapsed, as indigenous workers, rejecting his midwestern Puritanism, turned the place into a ribald tropical boomtown. Fordlandia's eventual demise as a rubber plantation foreshadowed the practices that today are laying waste to the rain forest. More than a parable of one man's arrogant attempt to force his will on the natural world, Fordlandia depicts a desperate quest to salvage the bygone America that the Ford factory system did much to dispatch. As Greg Grandin shows in this gripping and mordantly observed history, Ford's great delusion was not that the Amazon could be tamed but that the forces of capitalism, once released, might yet be contained. Fordlandia is a 2009 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.