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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.

War Crimes, Genocide, and Justice

War Crimes, Genocide, and Justice

A Global History

  • Author: D. Crowe
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137037016
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 501
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In this sweeping, definitive work, historian David Crowe offers an unflinching account of the long and troubled history of genocide and war crimes. From ancient atrocities to more recent horrors, he traces their disturbing consistency but also the heroic efforts made to break seemingly intractable patterns of violence and retribution.

Identität, Institutionen und Ökonomie

Identität, Institutionen und Ökonomie

Ursachen innenpolitischer Gewalt

  • Author: Margit Bussmann,Andreas Hasenclever,Gerald Schneider
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783531160337
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 534
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Innerstaatliche Gewaltkonflikte haben in den letzten Jahrzehnten die zwischenstaatlichen Kriege als häufigste und opferträchtigste Form der militärischen Auseinandersetzungen abgelöst. Die meisten theoriegeleiteten Erklärungen zu solcher innenpolitischen Gewalt lassen sich den Kategorien Identität, Institutionen oder Ökonomie zuordnen. Die Innovation dieses Sonderheftes besteht darin, dass es den Gehalt der verschiedenen Theorieschulen evaluiert und diese Erklärungen miteinander verbindet. Die Autoren beschreiten mit zukunftsweisenden Fragestellungen und methodischen Innovationen Neuland in der Erforschung der innenpolitischen Gewalt. Die meisten Beiträge beschäftigen sich mit Bürgerkriegen. Daneben finden aber auch Phänomene wie Plünderungen und Menschenrechtsverletzungen die notwendige analytische Durchdringung.

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.

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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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.

Die Kunst des politischen Mordes

Die Kunst des politischen Mordes

  • Author: Francisco Goldman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783498025076
  • Category:
  • Page: 505
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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.

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

Language in the blood

Language in the blood

  • Author: Kent Nelson
  • Publisher: Gibbs Smith
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 251
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Scott Talmadge, a temporary professor of ornithology at the University of Arizona, is recruited by an old friend to help rescue a party of Guatemalan refugees, and while crossing the desert he must face himself, his failed marriage, and his past

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.

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.

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.

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

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.".

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.

The Image before the Weapon

The Image before the Weapon

a critical history of the distinction between combatant and civilian

  • Author: Helen M. Kinsella
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780801461262
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 272
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Since at least the Middle Ages, the laws of war have distinguished between combatants and civilians under an injunction now formally known as the principle of distinction. The principle of distinction is invoked in contemporary conflicts as if there were an unmistakable and sure distinction to be made between combatant and civilian. As is so brutally evident in armed conflicts, it is precisely the distinction between civilian and combatant, upon which the protection of civilians is founded, cannot be taken as self-evident or stable. Helen M. Kinsella documents that the history of international humanitarian law itself admits the difficulty of such a distinction. In The Image Before the Weapon, Kinsella explores the evolution of the concept of the civilian and how it has been applied in warfare. A series of discourses-including gender, innocence, and civilization- have shaped the legal, military, and historical understandings of the civilian and she documents how these discourses converge at particular junctures to demarcate the difference between civilian and combatant. Engaging with works on the law of war from the earliest thinkers in the Western tradition, including St. Thomas Aquinas and Christine de Pisan, to contemporary figures such as James Turner Johnson and Michael Walzer, Kinsella identifies the foundational ambiguities and inconsistencies in the principle of distinction, as well as the significant role played by Christian concepts of mercy and charity. She then turns to the definition and treatment of civilians in specific armed conflicts: the American Civil War and the U.S.-Indian Wars of the nineteenth century, and the civil wars of Guatemala and El Salvador in the 1980s. Finally, she analyzes the two modern treaties most influential for the principle of distinction: the 1949 IV Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Times of War and the 1977 Protocols Additional to the 1949 Conventions, which for the first time formally defined the civilian within international law. She shows how the experiences of the two world wars, but particularly World War II, and the Algerian war of independence affected these subsequent codifications of the laws of war. As recognition grows that compliance with the principle of distinction to limit violence against civilians depends on a firmer grasp of its legal, political, and historical evolution, The Image before the Weapon is a timely intervention in debates about how best to protect civilian populations.