War by other means : aftermath in post-genocide Guatemala / edited by Carlota McAllister and Diane M. Nelson.

Durham : Duke University Press, 2013.
390 pages ; illustrations, maps ; 23 cm


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"Between 1960 and 1996, Guatemala's civil war claimed 250,000 lives and displaced one million people. Since the peace accords, Guatemala has struggled to address the legacy of war, genocidal violence against the Maya, and the dismantling of alternative projects for the future. War by Other Means brings together new essays by leading scholars of Guatemala from a range of geographical backgrounds and disciplinary perspectives. Contributors consider a wide range of issues confronting present-day Guatemala: returning refugees, land reform, gang violence, neoliberal economic restructuring, indigenous and women's rights, complex race relations, the politics of memory, and the challenges of sustaining hope. From a sweeping account of Guatemalan elites' centuries-long use of violence to suppress dissent to studies of intimate experiences of complicity and contestation in richly drawn localities, War by Other Means provides a nuanced reckoning of the injustices that made genocide possible and the ongoing attempts to overcome them." -- Publisher website.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Five hundred years / Greg Grandin -- Difficult complementarity : relations between the Mayan and revolutionary movements / Santiago Bastos and Manuela Camus -- Testimonial truths and revolutionary mysteries / Carlota McAllister -- Development and/as dispossession : elite networks and extractive industry in the Franja Transversal del Norte / Luis Solano -- "We're no longer dealing with fools" : violence, labor, and governance on the south coast / Elizabeth Oglesby -- "A dignified community where we can live" : violence, law, and debt in Nueva Cajolá's struggle for land / Irmalicia Velásquez Nimatuj -- What happened to the revolution? : Guatemala City's maras from life to death / Deborah T. Levenson -- The long war in Colotenango: guerrillas, army, and civil patrols / Paul Kobrak -- After lynching / Jennifer Burrell -- Labor contractors to military specialists to development experts : marginal elites and postwar state formation / Matilde González Izás -- 100 percent omnilife : health, economy, and the end/s of war / Diane M. Nelson -- The shumo challenge: white class privilege and the post-race, post-genocide alliances of cosmopolitanism from below / Jorge Ramón González Ponciano -- A generation after the refugees' return : are we there yet? / Paula Worby.
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