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Fear as a Way of Life Linda Green

Fear as a Way of Life By Linda Green

Fear as a Way of Life by Linda Green


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Summary

Based on years of field research conducted in the rural highlands, Fear as a Way of Life traces the intricate links between the recent political violence and repression and the long-term systemic violence connected with class inequalities and gender and ethnic oppression--the violence of everyday life.

Fear as a Way of Life Summary

Fear as a Way of Life: Mayan Widows in Rural Guatemala by Linda Green

Between the late 1970s and the mid-1980s, the people of Guatemala were subjected to a state-sponsored campaign of political violence and repression designed to not only defeat a left-wing, revolutionary insurgency but also destroy Mayan communities and culture. The Mayan Indians in the western highlands were labeled by the government as revolutionary sympathizers, and many Mayan women lost husbands, sons, and other family members who were brutally murdered or who simply disappeared. Based on years of field research conducted in the rural highlands, Fear as a Way of Life traces the intricate links between the recent political violence and repression and the long-term systemic violence connected with class inequalities and gender and ethnic oppression--the violence of everyday life.

About Linda Green

Linda Green is assistant professor of anthropology and international and public affairs at Columbia University.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Author's Note Six Women from Xe'caj Part I. A Legacy of Violence 1. In the Aftermath of War: An Introduction 2. The Altiplano: A History of Violence and Survival 3. Living in a State of Fear Part II. A Legacy of Survival 4. From Wives to Widows: Subsistence and Social Relations 5. The Embodiment of Violence: Lived Lives and Social Suffering 6. The Dialectics of Cloth 7. Shifting Affiliations: Social Exigencies and Evangelicos 8. Mutual Betrayal and Collective Dignity Notes Glossary Bibliography Index

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GOR005855191
9780231100335
0231100337
Fear as a Way of Life: Mayan Widows in Rural Guatemala by Linda Green
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Columbia University Press
19990705
240
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